“What technological advancements had the most significant impact in World War II?”
There were many technological advancements during WWII. The use of Tanks in the battle of Kursk was a big step up from the trench warfare in WWI. Another great advancement during the world war II was the development of the nuclear weapons. This development has completely changed the concept of war. In addition, it helped to bring World War II to a close. After the attack on Pearl Harbor the Americans decided to fight back. They created the Manhattan project to develop nuclear weapons. They then bombed Japan. The bombing in Japan is still causing issues for the people there. Since then not one nuclear bomb has been dropped because each country knows now what they are capable of. These weapons did not only effect the War, but the entire world.
“In your opinion, what was the most significant turning point for the Allies in WWII?”
In my opinion, the most significant turning point for the allies was when they defeated Germany in the battle of Stalingrad. The battle for the city turned into one of the most brutal in World War Two. Also this is when the Soviets began to believe in themselves. Many German soldiers were taken prisoner so they were shorthanded. It gave them hope and motivation to keep fighting, knowing that they were capable of beating the Germans. In the case of Germany winning this battle, they would have been able to take over Russia which would have made them much stronger than they already were. If they were not defeated they soon would have taken over all of Europe. The Battler of Stalingrad prevented this because it knocked down Germany and built up the Allies resulting in various other turning points following this battle.
“Explain Winston Churchill’s quote: “Wars are not won on evacuations”
This quote was referring to the Dunkirk evacuation. The Dunkirk evacuation was the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between 27 May and 4 June 1940. Churchill’s quote was said during his 'We shall fight on the beaches,’ speech in June 1940. The quote refers to the trial of strength between French, British and Belgian troops and when they were surrounded in Dunkirk on the beach harbour. I interpreted the quote as putting efforts into saving our own people isn't as important as attacking. If people are constantly concerned with preserving lives they won't be breaking down the oppositions army.
Blog entry on film “Saving Private Ryan”
Saving private Ryan was an awesome movie! The intensity and graphics really helped me understand the brutality of the war. The first battle scene especially showed the horrors. It is hard to understand how anyone made it to the beach. It looks like it would be impossible, I can't believe that there were survivors. It is interesting that after his brothers died they went so far put of their way to save Private Ryan. The opening seen of the movie really shows the devastation that continues years after the war is over. Once they find Private Ryan he doesn't want to go home. He doesn't understand why he deserves to leave. Eventually the Captain sacrifices his life in order to save Private Ryans'. Then we fid out at the end of the movie that the man at the beginning is Private Ryan at the Captains grave.