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Language of Conflict

by: Garrett Lehan

The Poetry of World War II by The Editors

The Poetry of World War II by The Editors

In this collection of poetry written by primarily soldiers during the war sets up a door into the mindset and emotions of the soldiers. These poems are somewhat dark and can be depressing along with frightening due to the near numbness of the soldiers caused by how used to the war environment they are. For example, the Bloody Sire by Robinson Jeffers shows how much he is used to the gunfire of the war and how it has affected him over time.

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The Complete History of the Second World War | World War II Documentary | Part 1

The Complete History of the Second World War | World War II Documentary | Part 1

This Documentary is essentially a rundown of everything that happened during the war along with more specific commentary of every big person influencing the war and how exactly they influenced it. It talks about the lives of the soldiers during the war, how they were treated, what they went through, what they did, and how they got to that point. Brief moments of the emotions on people’s faces show the impact this war had on the world now, and especially of those during that time. With so many lives lost, families would have been destroyed and entire societies because of the brutality of the war.

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World War II: Why is it so important 70 years later?

World War II: Why is it so important 70 years later?

The Video about WW2 goes into great detail of the important events that led up to other events taking place during the war and how exactly they impacted the world along with america. John(Narrator) Talks about the confusion as to how and when exactly WW2 started due to the mixture of events that happened at the very start of it, and how schools love talking about it because it is a multiple choice galor and has a relatively certain start and end date. At the end of the video he leaves the viewer a question of “Whether Western dominance of this planet should, or shouldn’t be considered progress.” This sheds light on the idea of one nation or person ruling the whole planet because no one really knows exactly how that would be or if it would be good or not.

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Time & Life: Rare color photos from WWII

Time & Life: Rare color photos from WWII

This collection of color photos of WW2 shows more relatable aspects of the war than a black and white picture could ever do. For example, the first image; a beautiful photo taken of a US Pilot standing in the cockpit of his plane in front of a beautiful colored backdrop. The photo in my opinion shows more about what it was like during this time than a black and white picture could, due to the ability to see the amazing looking sky the viewer can see that it wasn’t just dark and gloomy at all times, the world around the soldiers was the same… but it was what was happening in that world that was different and horrid. Another great picture was (Image 13) this is basically just soldiers moving supplies on a beach but for people that haven’t been in war or seen the reality could realize that the soldiers are usually put into odd places like shorelines covered in palm trees etc.

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From the ashes of World War II's end (Opinion) - CNN

From the ashes of World War II's end (Opinion) - CNN

The writer of this opinion article is obviously impacted by the war, not in a way that affects his everyday life but he is still saddened by the events that unfolded during the war. He states how the war left us with dozens of stories of resilience and strength along with how WW2 brought “a new level of attention to war’s victims”. He also talks about the fact that humanitarian aids were put to the test after the war ended due to so many casualties as a result from the war. The article also brings up how the ending of WW2 was very confusing because it was really many different wars in one, not only geographically but in the sense that it had smaller wars going on inside the bigger ones.

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Historic Headlines: World War II

Historic Headlines: World War II

This article has a timeline of all the significant dates within the 6 years of the World War, It gives the day it started and how exactly it started with Germany invading Poland. The article also talks about events such as Pres. Roosevelt ordering a nationwide gasoline rationing that began Dec. 1st 1942. Every event is taken straight from a New York Times Article Heading, other than the specific events and what took place along with a brief overview of what the entire article is about, there is nothing more.

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