1 D-day the day june 6th it was all chaos it was all gone really bad and the war had ww2 inventions and weapons sharp spears getting stabbed in the spleen and back 3 trillion people Died!=3 trillion wives crying having to work alone and sad kids finding dead people it changed the town in 1944
The Battle of Okinawa was the last major battle of World War II, and one of the bloodiest. On April 1, 1945—Easter Sunday—the Navy’s Fifth Fleet and more than 180,000 U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps troops descended on the Pacific island of Okinawa for a final push towards Japan. The invasion was part of Operation Iceberg, a complex plan to invade and occupy the Ryukyu Islands, including Okinawa.
Sino-Japanese War: (1937–45), conflict that broke out when China began full-scale resistance to the expansion of Japanese influence in its territory (which had begun in 1931). In an effort to unseat..ountry of East Asia. It is the largest of all Asian countries and has the largest population of any country in the world. Occupying nearly the entire East Asian landmass, it occupies approximately one-fourteenth of the land area of Earth. Among the major countries of the world, China is surpassed... READ MORE Nationalist Party (Chinese political party) political party that governed all or part of mainland China from 1928 to 1949 and subsequently ruled Taiwan under Chiang Kai-shek and his successors for most of the time since then. READ MORE Chiang Kai-shek Oct. 31, 1887 Chekiang province, China April 5, 1975 Taipei, Taiwan soldier and statesman, head of the Nationalist government in China from 1928 to 1949, and subsequently head of the Chinese Nationalist government in exile on Taiwan.
On June 4, 1940, the evacuation of Allied forces from Dunkirk on the Belgian coast ends as German forces capture the beach port. The nine-day evacuation, the largest of its kind in history and an unex 1940 Dunkirk Evacuation EndsDunkirk is located in the north of France, on the shores of the North Sea near the Belgian-French border. The Strait of Dover, where the distance between England and France is just 21 miles across the English Channel, is located to the southwest. Because of its seaside location near the borders of three European powers, Dunkirk (known as Dunkerque in French) and the surrounding area have been the scene of centuries of commerce and travel, as well as numerous bloody battles. Share this: facebook twitter google+ PRINT CITE Dunkirk is a small town on the coast of France and the scene of a massive military campaign during World War II. As the German army advanced through northern France, it cut off British troops from their French allies, forcing an enormous evacuation of soldiers across the North Sea to England. In the days following the successful evacuation, the campaign became known as the “Miracle of Dunkirk.” WHERE IS DUNKIRK? Dunkirk is located in the north of France, on the shores of the North Sea near the Belgian-French border. The Strait of Dover, where the distance between England and France is just 21 miles across the English Channel, is located to the southwest. Because of its seaside location near the borders of three European powers, Dunkirk (known as Dunkerque in French) and the surrounding area have been the scene of centuries of commerce and travel, as well as numerous bloody battles. BATTLE OF DUNKIRK On May 10, 1940, the Germans launched their attack against the West, storming into Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg with lightning speed. Faced with vastly superior airpower, a more unified command and highly mobile armored forces, the Allied defenders were a poor match for the German Wehrmacht. By May 12, the Germans had entered France, out-flanking the northwest corners of the Maginot Line, alleged by French military commanders to be an impregnable defense of their border. On May 15, the Dutch surrendered—Belgium would surrender unconditionally two weeks later. The Germans continued their advance in an arc westward from the Ardennes in Belgium, along France’s Somme River, and toward the English Channel, cutting off all communication and transport between the Allies’ northern and southern forces. The Allied armies in the north, trapped by the sea near Dunkirk, were quickly being encircled on all sides. By May 19, Lord John Gort, the British commander, was already considering the withdrawal of the entire British Expeditionary Force (BEF) by sea. Reluctant to retreat so soon, the Allies fought on and launched a desperate counterattack on May 21. But by May 24, Walther von Brauchitsch, the German army commander-in-chief, was poised to take Dunkirk, the last port available for the withdrawal of the BEF from Europe. Fortunately for the Allies, Nazi leaders halted the German advance. Hitler had been assured by Hermann Goering, head of the Luftwaffe, that his aircraft could destroy the Allied forces trapped on the beaches at Dunkirk, so the forces besieging Dunkirk pulled back. OPERATION DYNAMO BEGINS On May 26, the British began to implement Operation Dynamo—the evacuation of Allied forces from Dunkirk. The next day, the Allies learned that King Leopold III of Belgium was surrendering, and the Germans would soon resume their attack on Dunkirk. By then, the British had fortified their defenses, but they knew the Germans would not be held off for long, and the evacuation at Dunkirk was escalated. As there were not enough ships to transport the huge masses of men stranded near the beaches, the British Admiralty called on all British citizens in possession of any sea-worthy vessels to lend their ships to the effort. Hundreds of fishing boats, pleasure yachts, lifeboats, ferries and other civilian ships of every size and type raced to Dunkirk, braving mines, bombs, torpedoes and the ruthless airborne attacks of the German Luftwaffe. LE PARADIS MASSACRE After holding off a German company until their ammunition was spent, 99 soldiers from the Royal Norfolk Regiment retreated to a farmhouse in the village of Paradis, just 50 miles from Dunkirk. Agreeing to surrender, the trapped regiment started to file out of the farmhouse, waving a white flag tied to a bayonet. They were met by German machine-gun fire. They tried again and the British regiment was ordered by an English-speaking German officer to an open field where they were searched and divested of everything from gas masks to cigarettes. They were then marched into a pit where machine guns had been placed in fixed positions. The German order came: “Fire!” Those Brits who survived the machine-gun fire were either stabbed to death with bayonets or shot dead with pistols. Of the 99 members of the regiment, only two survived, both privates: Albert Pooley and William O’Callaghan. They lay among the dead until dark, then, in the middle of a rainstorm, they crawled to a farmhouse, where their wounds were tended. With nowhere else to go, they surrendered again to the Germans, who made them POWs. Pooley’s leg was so badly wounded he was repatriated to England in April 1943 in exchange for some wounded German soldiers. Upon his return to Britain, Pooley’s gruesome story was not believed. Only when O’Callaghan returned home and verified the story was a formal investigation made. Finally, after the war, a British military tribunal in Hamburg found the German officer who gave the “Fire” order, Captain Fritz Knochlein, guilty of a war crime. He was hanged for his offense. CIVILIANS OF DUNKIRK As horrific as the Battle of Dunkirk was for soldiers, it was perhaps worse for unarmed civilians, as thousands of refugees fled for their lives to escape the fallout of the battle. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in a radio broadcast, made known the dire situation of Belgian and French civilians suffering the fallout of the Battle of Dunkirk: “Tonight, over the once peaceful roads of Belgium and France, millions are now moving, running from their homes to escape bombs and shells and machine gunning, without shelter, and almost wholly without food,” said Roosevelt.
Pacific War: SummPacific War, major theatre of World War II that covered a large portion of the Pacific Ocean, East Asia, and Southeast Asia, with significant engagements occurring as far south as northern Australia and as far north as the Aleutian Islands. ary of the Pacific War, one of the major theatres of World War II.