WWII Lecture 22
Helena Vlavasty- Henry Okot
George B. Shaw
Goh Mit Unss
WWII Lecture 16
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Omar Bradley, Geo. Patton
General Sir Bernard
Pas de Calais
Fld Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt
Fld Marshal Erwin Rommel
1st US Army Gorup
Beaches: Gold, Juno, Sword, Omaha, Utah
World War II
420,000 soldiers lost by America in combat
7-9 million soldiers lost by Germany
21-20 million soldiers lost by Russia
90,000-166,000 Japanese killed at Hiroshima
60,000-80,000 Japanese killed at Nagasaki
We became a welfare state because of W
Ideas have consequences:
Ideas lead to strategic decisions that have consequences
Hitlers invasion of Russia was the most fateful decision in the world.
Wehrmact- the army
Everyone questioned this decision? The Eastern border completely controll
WWII Lecture 14
Golden Age of Aviatiob
12 O Clock High
Golden Age of Aviation after WWI before WWII- progressive age in thinking between traveling
on train vs. air. Slow pla
WWII Lecture 2
Roberts: The wrongs we seek to condemn, have been so disgusting, civilization cannot ignore
them. These 4 nations submit these criminals to law. Law shall not stop. Make no mistake.
Their fate is of little consequence to the world. They are
WWII Lecture 10
1941- had to attack US and other Western Allies- mainly Britain and Dutch. Felt like they were
forced to attack US because of the Roosevelt administration placing embargo on oil. Interpreted
this as an insult. Other than withdrawing from M
WWII Lecture 9
During WWII- the US spoke about the savagery of the fanaticism of the Japanese.
What is fanatic and where did it come from?
US army generation did not have luxury of time during WWII. All generation knew was what the
Japanese did to
WWII Lecture 3
How did a civilized area like Germany succumb to Fascism and allow Hitler into power?
Roots of war: WWI, Treaty of Versailles
Kaiser Wilhelm I- second reich
Treaty of Versailles in 1919- war guilt clause
Weimar Republic formed right after-
WWII Lecture 6
Wars are not won by evacuation
United States history of non-intervention
Non-intervention is diplomatic policy where nations seek to avoid alliances with other nations
to keep from being drawn into war with other nations.
United States has
WWII Lecture 5
England is alone.
Winston Churchill- man of the 20th century. (1874-1965).
Operation Sea Lion
England is Alone
Terrible Defeat in France- WWI the British allied with the French against Germany on the
WWII Lecture 8
Communism and the differences
Ideas have consequences
Fascism and communism are very different but they had a similar (authoritarian, totalitarian)
One is looked upon as a science (Karl Marx And Marxism- has a reason and a formula) an
WWII Lecture 27
o Peace that came to the world for WWII.
From Asia to Europe- everyone was exhausted.
o End of Fascism (for a while)
o Europe was a place of displaced persons
Displaced children- no home to re
WWII Lecture 25
William F. Halsey
James C. Marshall
End of WWII
Belief that after the end of war- countries just lose their assets and go on with it.
WWII Lecture 4
After attack on Poland- Hitler wanted to attack France but in the Fall of 39 and the Spring of 40
there was no decisive action.
Blockade (navy) and action in the East.
Stalin wanted to annex: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania so could have acc
WWII Lecture 23
Race to Berlin to end the war
A Woman in Berlin
Germans throwing most of their stuff at th
WW11 Lecture 21
3/31/16 - Andrew
Leyte Gulf, Leyte, and Luzon: The Reconquest of the Philippines (1944-1945)
Adm. Thomas C Kinkaid
Lingayen Gulf landing (Jan 1945)
Adm. Wm. F. Bull Halsey
Battle of Manila (Feb-Mar 45)
V. Adm. Ozawa
WWII Lecture 26
Cost of the War
End of the War
Second World War- human suffering. Stands as the key legacy of human suffering. Degree of
suffering that the world experienced is unmatched. Carpet bombing.
WWII Lecture 20
Edward R. Murrow
William Fiske III
Albert C. Wademeyer
James C. Byrnes
November 22nd, 1953 Kennedy Assassinated
December 7th, 1941- Pearl Harbor (most monumental event
WWII Lecture 18
War of Hedgerows
M-4 Sherman; Panzers, Tigers
Col. Claus von Stauffenberg
Broad Front vs Single Drive
Op. Market Garden
Arnhem; Eindhoven, Grave, Nijmegen
Battle of The Bulge
WWII Lecture 13
September 11, 1941
General George Patton
Terry de-la Mesa Allen
Dwight D. Einsenhower
15% of allied effort was going to the Pacific
George S. Patten
WWII Lecture 15
The Killing Time
The Class the Stars Fall On
Gerard von Reustadt
Directive No 51
Eisenhower and Operation Overlord
1940 bad for the allies, turning tide in 1943- on offensive in Euro
WWII Lecture 17
Army Group South
Army Groups A, B
Not One Step Back
Lieutenant General Friedrich Paulus
General Von Manstein
Leningrad (St. Petersburg)
Road of Life, Road of Dea
WWII Lecture 11
United States is in the War now.
No debate on involvement after Pearl Harbor, because Americans were so mad.
It took some time before American War Machine was strong enough to fight any battles.
By December 1941, Japan controlled: Guam, Wa
WWII Lecture 24
Final Collapse of Japan
Chiang Kai-Shek; Mao tse-Tun
General Joseph Vinegar Joe Stilwell
Flying Tigers; Claire Chennault
General William J Slim
GySgt John Basilone; 1st Lt.
WWII Lecture 12
Turning the tide in the Pacific
1942- two big questions:
o Germany 1st policy? Where do we send the majority of our resources? Australia
might be cut off and starved out if we dont send the resources in the Pacific?
o How are we going to d