The nations military history is a constant factor in the evolution of American lifeThe result is
the average American cant move w/o bumping into the countrys military past. At a thousand
unnoticed points, Americas military past impinges on his daily life.
Invasion of China:
Japanese establish Manchuria as puppet state.
Said they were liberating Asia from European & doing same thing as Am
did w/ protecting North & South America calling it the Greater East Asia
See Band of Brothers ep.
British 2nd & Am 101st Airborne.
Town of Arnhem along Rhine.
Fog of war: new tanks by Germans, and Brits pushed back.
Allies held 2 bridges, but 3rd never fell to Allies.
Germans send troops along s
10K Germans died.
Tank turned to jelly.
Didnt think they would be there in winter, so still had summer
Stalin moved forces west & offensive (equipped for winter).
90% of German war machine tied up.
Executive Order 9066: Japanese Internment:
60% Am citizens.
Given 48 hrs to gather their things & sell home (many abandoned).
Relocated to camps w/ gates guarded by fences & guards.
Small conspiracy in CA found & relocated.
Some allowed outside of ca
Mussolini aims to make trains run on time (succeeds) & restore Roman Empire (fails).
Ethiopians had single-shot rifles & WWII weapons.
Link to Red Sea & Somalia (Italian)
Eugenics Concentration Camps.
Idea taken from
Germany had 1T % inflation.
U.S. politically isolated & wont help rebuild.
Douhet Julio (Italian).
Center of gravity:
Will of Civilian populace.
Hugh Trenchard (Br), head of RAF agrees.
92nd Division (Buffalo Division):
No experience, not trained, and no cohesion.
White officers: Captain & higher, who didnt want to be there.
Looking back: ignore 93rd but focus on 92nd 500 men retreat.
DH 82A Tiger Moth was a WWI plane that was used to
Germans aim for Paris (Fr center of gravity).
German offensive through Belgium.
Econ of force: leave force to hold Russians off.
Plan failed b/c it was modified.
Sunk by Germans b/c spies saw munitions being stored abo
Leyte Gulf 7th Fleet Paper
1a. Cutlers credentials, thesis, & biases as author of this book; his self-identified
responsibility as an author looking at this battle.
Credentials (back of book):
Served on many types of ships in his naval c