1944 Changed the World for the Better and the Worse The year 1944 was one of the most influential years in all of history. Throughout this year many prominent events have occurred. This year is notorious for World War Two and various massacres. The Year 1944 was important because D-day commenced, The Battle of Bulge killed 19,000 US soldiers, and the Coca-Cola Company was founded in Georgia. In 1944, one of the greatest battles of all time took place. It took much preparation. It was difficult for anyone to imagine that Hitler’s domination would be coming to a close. D-Day Memorial Foundation states, “The landing included over 5,000 ships, 11,000 airplanes, and over 150,000 service men. After years of meticulous planning and seemingly endless training, for the Allied Forces, it all came down to this: The boat ramp goes down, then jump, swim, run, and crawl to the cliffs” Everything would be on the line. When D-day came, so did dreadful weather. Soon the storm was so awful that the soldiers postponed the invasion for a day. Through much discussion they decided to continue with the operation the next day, praying that the storm would pass. D-Day Memorial Foundation says, “They faced over 200 yards of beach before reaching the first natural feature offering any protection. Blanketed by small-arms fire and bracketed by artillery, they found themselves in hell”. Some men were aboard assorted ships and began to become seasick. The war had not started yet, and the soldiers already felt like they had been run over. The men could not understand what could be worse than what they were already going through. D-Day was the term for the day and hour when an operation or warfare would break out. D-Day Memorial Foundation says, “They designate day and hour for an operation when the actual day and hour have not yet been determined or announced. The letters are derived from the words for which they stand, ‘D’ for the day of the invasion and ‘H’ for the hour the operation actually begins”. The final result of D-day was that nearly 10,000 were injured and more than 4,000 were dead. The united powers were able to surmount German resistance and establish a foothold in France. All around the world, many people turned on their radios, listening to the events of D-day. Birdie says, “My mom’s birthday was on D-Day and I remember my mom and dad listening to news reports on the radio. I knew something important had just happened” (Birdie Basset). D-day changed the course of European and American History. D-day was one factor that adjourned the spread of Fascism which allowed the spread of Communism. In late 1944, after the successful D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, it seemed World War II would soon be coming to a close. PBS says, “They were confident that the war would soon be over”. This was before one of the deadliest battles in all of American history. Millions of inexperienced American soldiers died atrociously, as they fought for their lives. The Battle of Bulge was gruesome and troubling. This war was significant because it was the largest land battle in World War Two that The United States had participated in. PBS says, “It came as a total surprise when, on December 16, 1944, 30 German divisions a quarter of a million men strong -- roared across an 85-mile Allied front, from southern Belgium to the middle of Luxembourg. Secretly planned down to the detail by Hitler himself, the invasion was designed to split the American-British alliance, setting them to quarreling and permitting the Führer to negotiate a peace. The losses on the first day were massive; in some places, the Allies were outnumbered ten to one”. This caused excessive chaos in the United States. In the U.S., in 1944, there was much rationing, and people worked many hours, supporting the War effort. Many supplies such as clothing, sugar, meat, butter, coffee, gasoline and tires were rationed. Rationing indicated that each family could only get a…
How can social psychological theories make the world a better place in relation to explaining and resolving acts of criminal damage?
Humans are social animals interacting with one another each and every day, where there are interactions between individuals there are psychological theories to try and explain the nature in which individuals and society act. The application of psychology in a social environment is known as social psychology. Gordon W. Allport (1954) pioneered the…
family, friends, and the rest of the world. It used to be the only way to communicate was by writing a letter, which would take a few days to arrive to the person its being sent to, and the only way to get news was by newspapers which would take a while to produce. To a lot of people this was a lifetime ago for many people. However, there are now generations who will have no clue what any of those items even were.
This all changed as technology has changed and evolved over time. Inventions such…
An individual can challenge injustices in society and be a catalyst for change for the better. When an individual gains power to bring about change they can use it in a positive way and try to improve society. However, as shown in the novel Animal Farm an individual can be corrupted with power and use it to their own benefit.
The events that occur in Animal Farm are an allegory for what happen after the Russian revolution when Stalin instead of working to benefit society he set…
How “It Gets Better” is Making Things Worse
“Living well is the best revenge,” or so says Dan Savage’s partner Terry in the couple’s renowned “It Gets Better” video. The eight-minute video has, at its roots, a seemingly simple and laudable purpose: to convince struggling LGBT teenagers that their lives will improve. But literary critic Jasbir Puar wisely questions the less apparent consequences of Savage’s video. “It gets better” sometimes, but a lot of times it doesn’t. And while the…
2012 October 24
A Day That Changed America
In history there are many days that changed our beautiful nation; some for
the better and others for worse. September 11th was a day that changed us in many
different ways. More specifically patriotism rose, security was strengthened and
the nation’s feelings towards other nations have changed. 9/11 was a day no one
will ever forget.
Our patriotism has most definitely increased…
Although he has been working at a private security company for five years, he recently visited the unemployment office to see what he'd get if he gets laid off.
The job "is hanging by a thread," said Barragan, 45.
Spain's economic misery will get worse this year despite the country's request for a European financial lifeline to save its banks, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Sunday. Eurozone finance ministers said Saturday they are prepared to lend up to $125 billion.
The banks' problems are losses…
display odd behaviors (Lindenauer).” The hysteria’s roots were from the two girls because, the
puritan religion thought negatively about the actions of the girls and, therefore, right away
related it to witchcraft. The hysteria began to get worse because, if a person had been accused of
witchcraft, the only way to live was to confess or become a stronger believer in God. “What
followed, was a witch hunt in the original sense, as the girls went on a spree of witch
tracks of others who dared to be alone are soon gone, and I am left to enjoy a seemingly untouched, unadulterated playground. The eloquent silence brings an aura of tranquility, a sensation unable to be found in such an otherwise frenzied and chaotic world. I sit for a moment more, treat myself to a handful of snow, and decide to start my descent. Free here to be the master of my fate and the captain of my soul, I carve an irrational and playful line, through the trees, bounding from stones, floating…
Between 1945 and 1951 the Labour Government changed the face of Britain. Discuss.
Between the years 1945 and 1951 the entire shape of Britain's economy, society and government changed. After World War 2, Britain was left in economic and financial depression. Countries such as Japan and Germany, left in utter ruin from the war, ironically, were able to rebuild their economies faster, and better than we could improve ours. It was felt that a great change was required in Britain, and perhaps it was…