This poem describes the thoughts of people of that time at the beginning of world war II. This author describes how he felt, and how what they had all feared was now beginning. The world was going to war and many lives would be lost when this all went down. The author goes on to describe how a shadow emerges from a wall, and this most likely refers to the Nazi regime and how they tried to invade and take over many other countries, and being that this poem was written in 1939, the author, Dylan Thomas is most likely British or French. Britain and France were a few of the first involved in the war in Europe when it first started out.
This intriguing documentary about World War II in our world goes very in depth to bring across the point to the viewer. Right off the bat, at the beginning of the film, they explain how over 60 million people lost their lives because of this war. It took place from Late 1939, and lasted until 1945, however the US joined slightly after the rest of the world. The US tried to stay out of this horrible conflict, however, when they were attacked at Pearl harbor, they had to stand their ground and fight to help their allies and preserve their Freedom.
The film Dunkirk, written and directed by Christopher Nolan, reenacts the events that took place on the beaches of Dunkirk, France, and the British evacuation of it after siege from the Germans during World War II. This movie is a terrific window into the horrors that took place during World War II. This film expertly displays what took place during this deadly war in one battle, and only a few hours, as that is how much time actually passed throughout the duration of the movie. Many lives are lost, and a battle is lost, which displays the struggle of the second world war to any viewers.
This photo by Yevgeny Khaldei displayed in this article depicts the aftermath of the Battle of Berlin. It emphasizes a Soviet soldier that is hoisting the Soviet flag up on the top of a building after the Soviet Union's victory over the Germans in Berlin. All around the image, scenes of chaos and destruction can be viewed. A great example of this is the massive cloud of smoke that blankets the entire city and blacks out the sky. Buildings all around are torn and destroyed, and tanks roam the streets.
This newspaper article is a great example of how the press reacted to this terrible event that took place. People were shocked that something like this would happen, and now the US was going to war. The press took advantage of this and most likely sold millions of copies because everyone wanted to know what was going on and that is how people received information like that back then. The article explains how at 7:55 am, Pearl Harbor was attacked and the rising sun emblem could be seen on the planes that flew overhead. The attack took place at a crucial military base that was stationed there.
This article regarding the US's initial thoughts on the Nazi regime explains how when Hitler first rose to power, that American journalists did not see it as a negative thing, and even sided with him on some of his beliefs. They believed that once he was in office, he might show some restraint and that the “appointment of Hitler as German chancellor may not be such a threat to world peace as it appears at first blush.”(Daily Beast) Later down the road, however, everyone eventually realized how bad the situation was, but this was only after hundreds to thousands of Jewish people were killed in Germany alone.