In this piece of artwork, it displays soldiers being offloaded onto the beach on D Day. Soldiers are carrying massive bags packed with all the equipment they need in order to survive throughout the battle. The painting uses very dark colors to represent the mood and to give off a very dark feeling. The background is kind of a blur and shows how the war is chaotic and very out of control. The dark colors most likely represent the death that occurred that day on the beach. In my opinion, this piece of artwork is a very good way to illustrate the darkness of World War 2. The dark colors and the blurry background creates a true feeling of what the soldiers were looking at when going into battle. The lack of color gives the negative vibe throughout the artwork giving the viewer a science of a bad situation. Illustration like this gives the viewer a better image in their minds of what the war was like. MLA Citation: Store, War Is Hell. “Storming The Beach On D-Day by War Is Hell Store.” Fine Art America, fineartamerica.com/featured/storming-the-beach-on-d-day-war-is-hell-store.html.
This poem is very descriptively describing the push the soldiers had to go through. The line “we must go on” is repeated often because it wants to push the point across that the soldiers can’t give up. The poem also connected the war with the people back home and how they view the war effort. The writing style is very unique with lots of repetition and the lines are very deep and hard hitting for the viewer. I think the poem shows true emotion on how hard the soldiers have to push to concerned the battles of fighting in the war. I think it well displayed some hard hitting lines that really made me think. For example the line, “But in the sorrow that men again must kill and be killed”. This line really shows the true feelings behind the war efforts. This poem gives a unique perspective on the war because it use of words create a unique image in the viewer’s mind. MLA Citation: Buxton, John Buxton John. “For D. L., Killed in the Last War by John Buxton.” Poetry Foundation, Poetry Foundation, www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?contentId=23114.
This political cartoon displays Stalin pouring a bucket of paint over half of a globe. The paint is labeled red propaganda to show how he planned his war efforts to cover half of the world with communism. The paint dripping on the ground shows how Stalin’s war plan wasn't thought out and how he acted quickly and irrationally. The lack of color in this cartoon gives the painting a very dark feeling and a very serious feeling. The background of the painting is very plain and makes the viewer just focus in on what is in the middle of the cartoon. In my opinion, this cartoon gives a great insight into how leaders of the war thought. The lack of planning displayed in this cartoon really shows how the leaders act irrationally and quickly. This cartoon gives the viewer a very different perspective on the war than other materials. The cartoon creates a visual representation for the audience to see. MLA Citation: “Joseph Stalin Political Cartoons.” World War Ii LeadeRS: A GLIMPSE INTO THEIR MINDSET, wwiileaders.weebly.com/joseph-stalin-political-cartoons.html.
This photo gallery displays how the use of airplanes was crucial to winning the war. The photos displayed how soldiers spent long hours and great pride in the equipment they had. The new technology advancements displayed in these photos truly show how much effort the war took from the United States. The dark colors of the pictures give the viewer a serious feeling and the scenery in the background is very plain to create focus on the equipment. The facial expressions of the soldiers give the viewer a sense of how much heart they have in this battle they are in. I personally think these photos show a great technique of visual representation of the war. The photos give the viewer a visual representation of how the soldiers took pride in what they were fighting for by taking extremely good care of the airplanes and the equipment they had. These photos give the viewer a very different perspective than other materials on this topic because they are actual pictures. MLA Citation: History.com, A&E Television Networks, www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/world-war-ii-history/pictures/world-war-ii-pilots-and-planes/pilots-in-cockpit-of-douglas-c-47-airplane.
In this opinion article written by Robert J. Samuelson, he gives his opinion on how the war showed how good the U.S. is over other nations. Robert gives many statistics from World War 2 on the casualties and how many soldiers returned from war safe and sound. The author also goes on about how many United States citizens volunteered in the war efforts and that number is way greater than other nations. In my opinion, this opinion article gives a great view from a citizens standpoint on the war efforts. The use of tone throughout the article gives a very positive view on the way the United States approaches wars. The article goes in on what makes the United States so special over other nations. I think this article might open some peoples eyes to how much detail goes into war efforts and how World War 2 was such a mental battle for many of the nations. MLA Citation: Samuelson, Robert J. “Why We Love World War II.” The Washington Post, WP Company, 13 May 2015, www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-we-love-world-war-ii/2015/05/13/0fe235cc-f981-11e4-9ef4-1bb7ce3b3fb7_story.html?noredirect=on.
In this article by the history channel, it gives insight on how the days leading up to D Day went down. The article gives very descriptive dates and times on when things started to lead up to the D Day invasion. The article also gives insight on how the United States prepared for the attack and what they did to counter-attack the enemies on the beach. The article talks about how the D Day attack was actually delayed due to weather conditions and resources not being ready. In my opinion, this article gives a great perspective on how much preparation went into the D Day Invasion. The article gives the viewer a very descriptive background knowledge on the steps that the soldiers had to go through in order to be prepared. This source offers a unique perspective of the war through the use of statistics and factual evidence to show how planned out the war was. MLA Citation: History.com Staff. “D-Day.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 2009, www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/d-day.