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Being a British General during World War 2 meant leaving my family, home, and happy life behind. This is the story of my struggle that separated me from my family. Many causes lead to the destruction of my beautiful homeland, but all descended from the Treaty of Versailles and the horrible acts of Adolf Hitler in Germany against the Jews. The treaty was signed between Britain (my holy land), Italy, France and the United States of America on June 28, 1919. Lloyd George, a good friend of mine, was part of this discussion. All of the negotiators insisted on one thing, that the Germans should accept the blame for World War 1 and they should also pay 6,600 million dollars for all the damage caused by the Germans. Adolf Hitler reacted to this immediately; he begun secretly building up Germany’s army and weapons. Although we knew about this, we were concerned about the rise of Communism and believed that a stronger Germany might help to prevent the spread of Communism to the West. While this was happening, Hitler invaded Poland. This move of Hitler’s was intolerable. We declared war on Germany. After conquering Poland the Germans attacked France. France fell in June, 1940, and soon the Nazi overran most of the rest of Europe and North Africa. Only Britain was not defeated. Following this, Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in the United States. While the Japanese armies rolled over Southeast Asia, the Philippines, and the

East Indians. The turning point in this War in the Pacific came in June, 1942, at the Battle of Midway. In a four day battle the U.S. destroyed hundreds of Japanese planes and regained control over the Pacific. Since, the Japanese fought on even after the war ended in Europe, Truman, the U.S. President decided to use the newly developed atomic bomb to end the war quickly and prevent more U.S. casualties. The first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945, killing about 78,000 people and injuring 100,000 more. On August 9, a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, killing