December 7, 2010
Annihilation (from battle of Midway on)
ALL of With the Old Breed
December 15, in this PHYS 112
Big three getting together: Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin to talk about where do we go from
here? By January 1945, it was pretty clear. Kids were filling the ranks when men fought, German
on last legs. What is Europe going to look like? Stalin is in position of power, Roosevelt is
dying, and Churchill will be voted out of office.
Enormous battle: battle of Curse, biggest tank
battle in history; a key battle. Idea is slowly German is falling back in organized fashion.
America had a plan called the Morganthall Plan= turn German into a pastoral country.
while we consider, but it won’t be viable.
Rurual country couldn’t cause war, but we need
somewhat viable. At Yalta, divide into zones of Occupations and do the same to Berlin.
into 4 different zones of occupation.
Eventually, East and Western Zones of Berlin.
decision was to, in Europe, allow the creation of joint governments between democratic and
Key for Roosevelt was to be Poland, Joint coalition in government in
Poland, and then Poland will decide which way to go.
There was no guarantees, but Roosevelt
could have sold out the US in the Europe.
He’s grasping for straws though.
Churchill knew he
didn’t have a lot of power.
So, at Yalta, what is the future of Europe going to look like.
Roosevelt= democratic world, Stalin= zones of partitions and interests.
So, we have people
wrestling with political conflicts.
In military, in 1945, it was only going to end with complete
distruction of Nazi empire.
Kill or arrest Hitler, get rid of all officers.
Not 1918 ending, but we
must move towards the Rhine river, last natural defense of Germans, and across the North Plains
over to Berlin and capture of Hitler and Berlin.
On the 15
, Cologne= west side of Rhine. It’s a
On the 7
, we move across the Rhine right at Ramangen.
Allies force their way
across, bridge head, move thousands of troops over, and force our way into Germany.
had set up things on West of the Rhine.
Once Ramangen falls, we move all across the Rhine.