Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was born on October 26, 1874 into a noble family. He was destined for a life of politics. From 1895 to 1900 and later from 1902 to 1924 Churchill was a part of England’s military, where he was a lieutenant. In 1911, Churchill became First Lord of Admiralty. While serving in this position, he put a strong emphasis on modernization and was also in favor of using airplanes in combat. He launched a program to replace coal power with oil power. In his time with the military form 1902 to 1924, Churchill helped develop tanks for England. These tanks did not see battle until a decade after they were made in 1914. Churchill’s time in the army was ultimately unsuccessful, as he rarely saw victory. In his defense, many of his losses bought time for others and helped win many other battles. Churchill had a very small part in World War I, but was a much bigger player in World War II. Churchill was one of the leading speakers that opposed reaming Germany after World War I. Churchill stressed the importance of a military presence in England. Leading up to World War II, Churchill strongly opposed giving Germany any freedom with resupplying their military forces, and stressed that England needed to increase their military. When the war started, many Englishmen talked about the evil of the German forces, but Churchill talk only about victory. When the Germans started to heavily attack England, Churchill’s inspirational speeches kept the English troops going. He was instrumental in bringing the United States into World War II, which ultimately saved the allies from defeat, and won them the war.…
The cold war was a phony war. The problems emerging between the soviets and the Americans were actually unresolved issues left over from World War II. The cold war enabled both the soviets and the Americans to enhance their military budgets and attempt to establish police states within their borders. The Americans should have known that the soviets were going to dominate Eastern Europe. To expect otherwise was foolish and wishful thinking.
Some origins of the cold war were: Greek communists…
surrendered on may 7, 1945 and the war in europe during the wwII war was officially over.
Desert Fox – nickname given to general erwin rommel (german); fought in wwII.
Operation Overlord – It began with D-day and continued as the conflict between Germany and allied forces in the Western front increased. Significant as a successful push against Germany.
Operation Torch – This was the British- American invasion of French North africa.Signficant in its effect on the war.
SEATO – This organization didn't…
WWII Scrapbook Project:
The scene: You are now approaching your eighties. You've lived through the very period your favorite grandchild is now studying in history. At a family dinner, you begin chatting about World War II. It's clear that the events and mood of the period are very remote to your grandchild.
To give him or her a richer picture of life back then, you go down to the basement (or up to the attic) and pull out and dust off the wartime scrapbook, in which so many of your critical…
Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was born on October 26, 1874 into a noble family. He was destined for a life of politics. From 1895 to 1900 and later from 1902 to 1924 Churchill was a part of England’s military, where he was a lieutenant. In 1911, Churchill became First Lord of Admiralty. While serving in this position, he put a strong emphasis on modernization and was also in favor of using airplanes in combat. He launched a program to replace coal power with oil power. In his time with the…
Why Germany lost World War II
December 11, 2012
Like World War I, Germany's main reason for losing the war was its lack of adequate allies and fighting wars on multiple fronts. Hitler had come very close to reaching his goal for conquest yet, his failure to concentrate his resources proved fatal. Combine that with the fact that the Allies had a mix of well organized troops, weaponry, and resources, the future for Germany in the war had already looked grim…
World War II
War is one of the most tragic things in our world today. In the 20th century there were two huge wars in World War I and World War II, which I will be discussing. I believe that the world is a tinderbox and it takes the right people or actions to set it off and cause a World War.
I believe that there are many reasons as to why WWII began but I think two very important reasons…
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a Japanese person in America during Worl War II and the bombing of Pearl Harbor? Throughout the story of Farewell to Manzanar the audience learns what it was like to be a Japanese person during the time of World War II. The audience learns of the struggles they had to go through along with the conditions they lived in. four of the most important literary terms in this story include theme, irony, conflict, and symbolism. Theme is the message the…
The Devastation of World War II
May 12, 2014
Dr. Brent Muirhead
The Devastation of World War II
World War II was one of the deadest war in history. Millions died and millions more suffer. The landscape of Europe was change. People lost homes and everything they ever work for, families are destroyed and children were left without parents to take care of them. Food shortages and housing would be a problem for years to come. Mentally and physically people would be affected…
* These values had strong global influence
* Freedom of worship/ expression
* Legal equality
* The social contract
American revolution: (EFFECT)
* Tension between Britain and N. American colonies.
* Legacy of seven years war (British debt, American tax burden)
* Heavy taxes put on America
* Colonies begin to boycott new taxes on them
* They attack British officials (Boston tea party)
* Battle of Lexington
* Declaration of independence
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, Hon. RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 (that is, for most of the Second World War) and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer, and an artist. He is the only British Prime Minister to have received the Nobel Prize…