The political cartoon shown by this source documents the beginning of the war, where America is not yet involved in the War going on in Europe, and is profiting from the wartime industry. The cartoon shows America sleeping safe in bed next to the European countries that are fighting the war. In my opinion, this cartoon by Dr. Suess has a comical aspect to it by depicting America as uncle sam sleeping in bed and not doing anything to help the countries who are fighting. “AP US History.” Pinterest, https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/480829697697441983/
The famous speech by Winston Churchill, “We Shall Never Surrender” is a widely known WWII speech about fighting Germany and the axis powers with everything they have, highlighting that life would not be the same if the axis were to win, and victory is the only option. This speech was very inspiring to many people during the war, ranging from American civilians to all of the soldiers in battle. In my opinion, this speech is one of the best of all time, since it shows the good vs evil sides of WWII and how the will and determination to win can pay off. Millward, Paul. “Winston Churchill's Poetic Speeches of World War II.” The International Churchill Society, 11 Feb. 2011, winstonchurchill.org/resources/in-the-media/churchill-in-the-news/winston-churchills-poetic-speeches-of-world-war-ii/.
The White Cliffs of Dover is a war song written during WWII about a year after British Commonwealth and German aircraft had been fighting over southern England, including the White cliffs of Dover. At this point, America and the Soviet Union had not joined the war, and Britain was the only major power fighting against Germany. The song was very popular during the war, and was widely listened to by both soldiers and civilians. In my opinion, the song was very important in restoring hope during the war, since the song focuses on how thing will be better once the war is over. Vera Lynn. White Cliffs of Dover, Cd 2, 11 May 1944.
The D-Day Photo Gallery by CNN shows the viewer a very interesting perspective of the D-Day invasion by first showing pictures of the soldiers on a boat getting ready to invade on D-Day. The next pictures highlight the rough terrain that the soldiers encountered and the severity of the battle. The last images show the graveyard where the dead soldiers were buried. In my opinion, this photo gallery is a very interesting view of the battle because it highlights the different emotions of the battle by starting from the beginning of the battle with a focused view of the soldiers, then showing them enter the war terrain, and ending with their deaths by showing the cemetery. “World War II.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/world-war-ii-history/pictures/d-day/operation-overlord-normandy.
The article by CNN titled “The War to Enslave Humanity” highlights the postwar effects of the war on the world and the war survivors. This article is important because it gives an opinion by CNN about the effects postwar and how the different events of WWII had an effect on the world. In my opinion, this article is very interesting because of its opinions on the War and the different effects the world had on humanity as a whole. Ben-Ghiat, Ruth. “From the Ashes of World War II's End (Opinion).” CNN, Cable News Network, 7 Dec. 2015, www.cnn.com/2015/05/08/opinions/ben-ghiat-end-of-world-war-ii/index.html.
In the New York Times article “Japan Wars On the US and Britain”, the author highlights the severity of the events that have taken place with the bombing of Pearl harbor and other attacks on nearby US military bases. This article is significant because it intended to inform the public of the events that have taken place. The article also goes into detail on how American leaders had responded to the attacks, and everything known by the press thus far about what the next course of action will be by America. America had seen the attack on Pearl Harbor as a declaration of war, and hereby entered the war with Japan as well as Germany due to the two countries being allies in the Axis powers. In my opinion, this was a very important news article, since it was responsible for educating the public on the events that had taken place at Pearl Harbor, and it was responsible for getting the public ready to go to war against the Axis powers since they had now been given a good reason. Kluckhohn, Frank L. “Japan Wars On the US and Britain.” The New York Times, The New York Times, archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/1207.html#article.