Developed by british scientist sir robert watson watt

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: developed by British scientist, Sir Robert Watson Watt, it became one of the British’s most important strategic advantages in WWII, especially w/ respect in its role in the Battle of Britain; it allowed for the RAF to have enough warning of the incoming Luftwaffe across the English Channel RAF : British Royal Air Force, significant factor in the Battle of Britain, radar critical component to their success Raymond Spruance : took over command of Midway just days before the attack b/c of Halsey’s stomach illness; very smart, but unknown and this rookiness made his crew quite nervous, also known for carefulness; faced w/ the crucial decision after Jap plane may have spotted US fleet outside of Midway and given anyway their only chance at victory, surprise, so in one of his bravest actions, launched a full-out attack; very risky and disordered, but ended p being one of the greatest naval attacks in the history of battle; later in that evening resisted the temptation to finish off Japanese fleet because it was a unneeded risk and this action saved the American fleet Relevance of US war in Vietnam for a retrospective assessment of Japanese strategy : the Japanese felt that the coast of the US winning back the territory that they were already dug into and had heavily fortified would be too great of a cost (man-power, resources, and money, etc) for them to care; questions like our these endeavors worthwhile and is our national security really threatened were things that the Japanese hoped the Americans would ponder and ultimately decided that they did not need to involve themselves Revisionist historians’ interpretation of decision to drop the Bomb : after Vietnam, a group of historians go back and analyze WWII and conclude that the decision to drop the bomb was not just to save American lives and prevent the Soviet entrance into the war, but it was a means to intimidate the Soviet Union, their point is valid because in the 11
WWII Final Exam: identifications memories of some US leaders, they cite that the bomb’s secondary purpose was used as “a postwar cudgel for keeping the Soviets in line;” however the media did spread this idea after the bombs were dropped, but it was not until the revisionist historians brought it up again that it began to take hold SBD Dauntless : these were the type of bombs that Wade McClusky and his squadron flew at Midway when they found the Japanese fleet undefended from the air Second Front : after Hitler invades Russia, Stalin pleads with his allies to open a second front in the west to take attention and forces away for ailing Russia; although Stalin must be patience because the real second front does not come until D-Day in June 1944, the Allies began with Operation Torch in North Africa in the spring of 1942; Stalin thought that his other Allies wanted to see he and Hitler destroy each other b/c the west feared both states Sherman Tank : US tank used during WWII, weaker than Panther and T-34, but reliable and able to be mass

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