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War and Military History encompasses the causes and effects, the courses and actions, the good and the bad, of warlike activities - from the earliest of times to present actions.
Some factors in William's victory, which was not a foregone conclusion: Harold having to bring a good number of his troops on a long march from the battle of Stamford Bridge against the vikings (and some of the forces involved there staying in the north) Harold's possible impetuous commitment to b…
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Contact your CO or JAG or other legal officer.   Look into the Servicemember's Civil Relief Act (SCRA).http://www.uscg.mil/legal/la/topics/sscra/about_the_sscra.htm
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The US loaned money to France and Great Britain on the assumption that they would win the war, however whichever outcome occurred could have been swung for US gains, in theory. How it turned out was that Germany would pay reparations to Great Britain, France and Belgium, who in turn would pay back t…
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Well, the Germans lost, but that is too simple an answer. A cease fire was proclaimed on November 11th and the Treaty of Versaille was signed thereafter which imposed harsh terms on Germany.  The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 killed more people than the Great War, known today as World War I …
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Serbian nationalists killed Archduke Ferdinand because they need a reason to start a war. By killing him, they got their war.
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Answer Canadians went to war in World War One as a colony of Britain. Iin this war they gained their independence. In World War Two Canadians went to war because they wanted to help protect peace and democracy. Answer Because they're a nation of brave, honorable people who try to settle dif…
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Yes. Before WW1 they used to go head on in a strait line... I mean that's great and all but where are you gonna get your target practice in? No. I'm just kidding. But they used to walk just in strait lines and shoot and then when that part of the row was gone another would take its place. So in some…
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Answer The conditions of the trenches in WW1 were very poor. Whenever it rained, the water would pool up down towards the bottom of the trenches,and all of the soldiers had to step in all that water everyday until it dried, which took a very long time. Answer Life in the Trenches was extremely bad. …
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There are over 100 countries. It's difficult to list them because many of the countries were colonized (some still are). Places that were involved during WW1 include: China Cuba Soviet Union (Russia, USSR) United States (US) Germany Italy Australia France Belgium Japan Ottoman empire A…
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After World War One, The U.S.A. were the main country in charge of making sure the peace treaties were being followed through. But, by the end of the war,they decided to return to their original theory of peace and isolation from the war. So, no one could help continue the path of peace. And, thu…
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It was the first war in history that was fought world-wide, in many places around the planet, by a large number of nations. It involved MILLIONS of men, and the death toll was in the MILLIONS! also. It was the first war that saw the use of airplanes, and poison gas, and mass attacks by waves of me…
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Answer Type in Google.com Then type in: photos of combat during WW1? Answer The Heritage of the Great War (in English and Dutch) see link below ---- There is a website devoted to WW1 - it is an amazing resource on all aspects of the war. It has a Vintage Photo section that covers every…
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The immediate cause was the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria, by a Serbian nationalist, which led to Austria declaring war on Serbia. The underlying cause was the immense number of treaties signed by the various European powers, which plunged the entire continent (and eventuall…
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I think this site will answer all your questions: http://www.nv.cc.va.us/home/cevans/Versailles/greatwar/casualties.htmlHope it helps!
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The Korean War was the second modern US war. From the beginning of our country until the end of WWII, our battles / wars made sense to the masses for the most part. During WWII most Americans would do whatever they could to support the war effort. They knew why we were fighting. Things got confusing…
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Korean War 2 is " WORLD WAR III". North Korea won't go down easily without pulling down China, USA, Russia, Japan, and South Korea. North Korean government is crazy but they are not stupid. So War is not option but it will be suicidal action for all countries surround Korean Peninsua including USA (…
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There is no exact date. The first advisor's were sent to Viet Nam during the Kennedy administration. Some historians even say we sent some during the Eisenhower years. U.S. involvement in the war just slowing progressed year after year. --- That is a difficult question to answer, and varies on who…
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In the Vietnam War, the US was engaged in battle with the forces of North Vietnam and the guerrilla forces in South Vietnam. The North sponsored and supplied the Viet Cong guerrillas, and North Vietnam was in turn supplied by the Soviet Union and perhaps had the help of China. The US was fighting a …
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"> they captured fort ticonderoga in 1775 with Ethan Allen "> The Green Mountain boys were a milita like group founded in part by Ethan Allen. He was also the main leader of the Green Mountain Boys. They captured For Ticonderoga in 1775. They were also formed to protect the people of what is …
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Yes an no... Vermont was a state and could not actual declare war on Germany during WWII but they passed a law to boost vermont service members pay during war (i wish they still had this law i could use the cash) the lauge used was effectivly declaring war, at least that's what the TIMES reported a …
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There was a Camp Mason in Oklahoma and, another in Portland Maine.
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King William's War had a profound effect on the people of Maine because of constant attacks from the French and Abenaki tribes. Many towns, such as Salmon Falls (South Berwick), Wells, York, Casco (Portland), Black Point (Scarborough), and Saco, lived in fear of an impending attack at any given time…
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NO! The American Civil War (1861-1865) was mainly in the South. Gettysburg was one of very few battles in the North.There was a naval engagement: the battle of Portland Harbor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Portland_Harbor
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He should have had more men  in the battle of hastings, he should've got there first so that he could've had the best spot on the hill- so it would've been easir for himand his troops to win the battle.  William got his spot a little late so he could have done a bit better. He also slack…
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Hardly at all, despite the efforts of some later commentators to put a Marxist "spin" on it. Many of what would be regarded as the "lower classes" felt a deep antipathy towards opposing their own King, and in contrast (on the Parliamentarian side) the likes of Lord Manchester, Sir Thomas Fairfax, th…
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marxism as a theory didn't exist at the time of the civil war, it wasn't concieved by Karl Marx until the 19th century. However, he would probably have taken the side of the parliamentarians or roundheads as they fought for the people and it was taking power away from a single autocratic ruler. Acco…
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It was responsible to an extent. New British historians such as Jane Ohlmeyer believe that the English civil war (or revolution) was just one of an interlocking set of conflicts across the Stuart empire. These conflicts originated from the conflict between Catholicism and Puritanism. Thus it can be …
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Happened on the 14th October 1066. (Started around 9am.) It ended the same day at around dusk (6pm) when the English' defensive shield wall was broken through by one last push of the Normans. Harold Godswinson (of the English) died because of an arrow that landed in his eye. When the Normans won th…
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he wanted to get London before Harold
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A derogatory slang term used by combat military personnel to describe other military personnel with office, administrative or support jobs. The term is relative and varies in meaning from true disdain to affection. A foot soldier might refer to all air support personnel or to other soldiers not curr…
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Battleships influenced history greatly before 1900. From the ancientMediteranean fleets of Egypt,Rome, Persia and others to the great explorers of Portugal and Spain they were tools used to project naval power and subdue unknown lands. In our own Civil War they were one of the primary reason the Sou…
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The most successful warships in terms of sinking the most "enemy" vessels in both World War One and Two were German submarines sinking unarmed or lightly armed and mostly privately-owned, non-military civilian-manned merchant ships and tankers, often at night without warning. Early in both wars anti…
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%DETAILS% Answer Undertakers were not used for that purpose. Men killed in battle were buried on or near the battlefield by military burial details. However, to find out about undertakers in New York at that time, try finding copies of contemporary newspapers. There might be advertisements or…
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Answer: Breed's Hill The British lost many soldiers in the Battle of Bunker Hill, which actually took place on Breed's Hill Charlestown Mass. (now part of Boston) The two hills are often collectively refered to as Bunker Hill.
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It is difficult to predict with any certainty. One must assume that at some time between a failed attempt at revolution and now, that another effort would have been made, and another, and another, until success had been achieved. However, it is not beyond the imagination to assume that the United St…
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That was to insure that a military coup was virtually impossible. Washington had been the head of the army, and it made sense to allow him to carry on with that position, and, in the time of crisis a singular voice would be able to act in the national interest.Along the same lines, it insured that t…
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Thomas Jefferson and George Mason were two of the most prominent.
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State Rights, slavery was a factor that pushed the country to war. Actually, States' Rights was not a factor in the Civil War. That's a latter-day retroactive justification by certain Southern apologists. Slavery is indeed the primary cause of the Civil War, though not the Root Cause. The Root cau…
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%REPLIES% Answer General Ulysses S. Grant (union) -also became a US President General Robert E. Lee (rebel) General Stonewall Jackson (rebel) Answer 1.GRANT 2.LEE 3.SHERMAN Answer There were many leaders on both sides of the war. The top two leaders were Ulysses S. Grant (Union) …
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Answer I believe that in both armies soldiers had to be 17 years old but that requirement was often evaded. I think that musicians and drummer boys could be as young as 12, I'm much less certain of that though. Michael Montagne Answer According to the illustrious history, Gone with the Wind, …
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No but in shorter tems slavery was one of the main issues and doesn't exist anymore and couldn't because of amends to the constitution and no i doubt that the union will break apart again No. The fundamental issue to which all others were subordinated was slavery. The other, which was used to pr…
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Answer The answer is twofold. First, a soldier directly involved in hostilites died, though primarily by what could (and to me should) be called an accident, on the day of the firing on Fort Sumter. Here's an account. "At 4:30 on the morning of April 12th, 1861 the batteries surrounding the harb…
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Answer The 11 states which were full-fledged members of the Confederacy were Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. The famous "Stars and Bars" flag of the CSA had 13 stars, because both Missouri and Kentucky had …
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1. capture the Mississippi river. 2.Blockade the southern ports. 3. Capture Richmond Virginia. This was known as the Anaconda plan (because it was supposed to strangle the confederacy!) The Anaconda plan was rejected as it would take too long. Later, certain aspects of Anaconda would be installed.…
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Both Britain and France were already indirectly supporting the Confederate cause by freely supplying arms, materials and even ship building.... as they both were also selling same to the Union to the first and highest bidders. Many of the European countries found this to be a profitable enterprise m…
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Union States: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oregon, California, Delaware, Kentucky, Missouri and Maryland. Note that Delaware, Kentucky, Missouri an…
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The South had only to avoid losing the war. The North had to conquer as much of the South as was necessary to put down the insurgency, which turned out to be quite a lot of it. The constitution has a clause that states that any rights not granted by the states to the federal government are reserve…
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We are still fighting the Civil War. It has and always be between liberal and conservative views on the constitution. If the south had one we would not have the Imperial federal government that invades most aspects of our lives and also steals our hard earned wages at the point of a gun only to wast…
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The following is a far reaching and nuanced discussion of particulars, that includes economic, political and military considerations. Numerous theories have been advanced on this subject for just shy of 150 years, often focused on the centrality of either the impossibility of Southern victory due to…
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Battle strategy had not kept pace with development of weaponry. It seemed to be "line up and give them a big target" at that time. A 69 caliber musket ball would cause a large, gaping wound and usually remained in the body, unlike the modern 6.5 mm military round shich typically results in small en…
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%REPLIES% Answer It was fought over the twin issues of slavery and states rights. The south developed a view of the relationship between the federal government and the states which, if it had prevailed, would have made it almost impossible for the federal government to enforce its laws. Altho…
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The CSS Alabama was a deadly menace for Union shipping in the US Civil War. Almost 70 Union cargo ships were sunk by this Confederate warship.
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If the Confederacy had won their independence from the US, today it would strongly resemble a miniature USA. The main reason for that is that the South was populated by intelligent Americans. Due to the pressures of needing a free market economy to thrive, they would have taken the advice of Adam S…
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Yes, if you want a good read, Harry Turtledove's books deal with the scenario of the south winning the war. His alternate history series is a very good look at one possibility.
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Answer The main reason for the Civil War was the right of secesion. The north began to put tighter and tighter restraints upon slavery in new territories and new states. The south feared this trend would lead to their votes being worthless, as new states would be anti-slavery. The right of the st…
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There were many factors that contributed to the North winning the war. One could argue that primarily these were the industrial might of the North, the manpower reserves of the North and the US Navy. These three are simple, at the beginning of the war, the South had better commanders and better sold…
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The inventor of the USS Monitor was John Ericsson. It was a an ironclad warship of radical design. It was the first ironclad with a canon mounted on a revolving turret. The USS Monitor's turret was widely copied in other nations.
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Yes, and they should have.thatz wut sheee sed @(*.*)@ monkey
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The Civil War showed for the first time many new elements of war. Many of which are present on even todays battlefields. Tactically speaking, we saw huge changes in battlefield tactics. Whereas before the civil war, we commonly saw lines of troops facing each other and firing (think Napolean), the C…
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Economic changes before the civil war due to the introduction of the cotton gin to the united states, specifically in the southern region. Both areas of the united stated started to become equally industrialized.However, at this point in time, the north was still exponentially more industrialized…
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Answer It was the start of the civil war. Disputes actually might have been settled, if President Lincoln didn't reject to that. Answer By forcing the Union soldiers within to surrender, the seige gave the Southerners confidence that they might win a War of Secession, giving them a reason to …
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The 'compromise' lasted until the start of the Civil War. The Civil War, in essence, relates to a failure to compromise.
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The events leading to the US Civil War began on April 12, 1861 at 4:30 A.M. A cannon shell exploded over Fort Sumter. This was followed by artillery bombardments Confederate Confederate artillery on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Southern states wanted to form a new country and fo…
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The first Major land battle of the American Civil War was the Battle of 1st Bull Run.
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There were no turning points in the US Civil War. So-called large battles like Gettysburg are often used as examples, however, since Lee's retreated and did not surrender, there was no turning point. The beginning of the end was when the siege of Petersburg prevailed and Richmond was evacuated.
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When Grant became general in chief in 1864 there were 1,000,000 men in the Union Armies. I believe that over the course of the war, some 600,000 men served in the Confederate armies. Michael Montagne
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%REPLIES% Answer This is largely due to the fact that many people feel this is more justifiable. The real reason for the Civil War was State's rights. Slavery was the main catalyst. Never forget that Lincoln himself stated that if he could keep the southern states from seceding by …
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The main cause of the Civil War was States Rights. The South was afraid that Abraham Lincoln would emancipate slaves, and they believed that the US President should not be making decisions that affected the entire country and that States should have the right to make those decisions. It wasn't so mu…
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30,000  sicknesses killed more people during the war than bullets, mortar, cannons.
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There were a few women, particularly in the South, who disguised themselves as men and enlisted in the army.Women took part in the civil war by helping cure the soldiers from their injuresthey had roles as nurses, spies, and they fought in the war.
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The war was as much about State Rights as about slavery. : For men like Robert E. Lee the case was not so much the political question of whether to support or oppose slavery or whether to support or oppose secession but a case of duty to their country or duty to their state. It was the states that c…
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Look up the Anaconda Plan. it was the North's plan to cut off the South's economy. look it up broschi.
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Probably two reasons are more important than others. First, the issue of slavery was very divisive between the north and south even before the Declaration of Independence was issued. Second, the new country became divided philosphocally about the powers between the federal and state governments. Thi…
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The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments were added to the Constitution. 13th Amendment 1865: Slavery abolished 14th Amendment: "Equal Protection under law" ** Also called "Civil Rights Amendment" 15th Amendment: Allowed blacks to vote Republicans become the majority party. Their agenda was: Mori…
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During the four years of the US Civil War, many states were the home of major and minor battles. Here is a complete list: Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, West Virginia, Ohio, Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas, Texas, N…
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It caused it. Had the South nopt attempted to seceded there aould have been nothing to fight about. Michael Montagne
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The U.S. Civil War is also known as the War Between the States and the War of Secession. It began April 12, 1861, when Southern troops opened fire on Fort Sumter, a U.S. military post in Charleston, S.C. More Americans were killed in the Civil War than any other war in history. The war divided the p…
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<a class="h2heading h2" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" name="Opinion:">Opinion:</a> No matter what anyone says, no matter how often the conversation might turn to 'state's rights' - the cause of the Civil War always revolves around the issue of slavery. Even when 'state's rights' is brough…
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The book is Trial by Fire: Science Technology and the Civil War by Charles D.Ross.In Trial by Fire, Charles covers the applications of science and technology in the Civil War. He addresses the applications of existing technology to support combat forces and the applications of new technology to comb…
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The 'D' in D-Day "D-Day" and "H-Hour" are general terms used for the day and hour to mark the beginning of an important event. By far the most well-known D-Day is June 6, 1944, when the Allied invasion of German-occupied France began in WWII. The "D" was used to mark the day that a particular oper…
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A "waxing gibbous . The Italians would like to be able to see where they are going, & whom they are sooting at. As invaders have learned the hard way for centuries, to invade this mountainous region one must take advantage of everything available to them. - Richard V. Horrell WW 2 Connections …
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The Swing era jazz music brought together the young and the old alike. Possibly because the first major Swing band leader was a Jew (Benny Goodman), it was a direct attack against Germany. It was also considered by many to be as "All American" as apple pie and baseball. Even in Germany, rebellious …
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I assume you are talking about the battle of Leyte in the Phillipine Islands.The purpose of the attack was to get air bases for the Air Corps to support the landings to be carried out on Luzon a few months later.Leyte was too far away for ground based air to support our troops, so carrier based airc…
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%DETAILS% If he was in a particular regiment or compony, try and track down the compony records of personnel and find out who was in the unit at the same time. Then check to see if they survived the war and/or are still alive. From there you can find an address or telephone number to make contact…
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%DETAILS% Try the United States Army Military History Institute: http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usamhi   Bruce Lee (no, not the actor) in his book "Marching Orders" about the impact of Ultra and Magic radio intercepts/decodings on the course of the war, wrote that at one time (1962/1963) the…
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May I respectfully suggest the following:A History of the German Occupation, 1940-44 by David Pryce-Jones New York Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1981 ISBN: 0-03-045621-5While the book itself may not answer all of your questions, the bibliography will certainly lead you in the direction you desire.Ric…
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%DETAILS% no it is not true. the highest ranking jap officer was gen yamashita who was hung in manila shortly after the war.   the jap general who ordered the death march was gen. homma. he was shot after the war in manila. the geatest war crimmnal was hirohito himself he should have been …
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%DETAILS% This answer comes from an old Marine only vaguely familiar with Navy tradition.Traditionally those sailors who had served aboard a submarine were entitled to wear a gold earring in their right ear. As late as the mid-1970s this was the case, and this privilege was even extended to Marin…
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%DETAILS% I suggest that you obtain a copy of History of US Naval Operations in WW 2Vol. XIII by Samuel Eliot Morison Pages 256-77 covers the campaign that you served in. Richard V. Horrell WW 2 Connections.com   I fought in the battle of Borneo.The battle was fought in 1945. Although…
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If I understand the forum rules, such excessively long answers, and in a discussion format, should be left for the Discussion Section. But rather then erase them all out, let me point out (at the top for those who don't want to read the discussion) that there are only two possible answers. Here they…
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I don't have precise figures but yes there were a significant number of men, on both sides, who served in both wars. Michael Montagne   yes, general MacArthur would be the most famous example.   Mc Arthur wasn?t alone. Add several thousand German soldiers born in the late 1890?s. Th…
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I would say that WWII was caused by both historical and economic factors because the are interdependent. The treaty of Versailles made Germany repay repatations, it made them mad. Also Depression <great depression> was also all throughout Europe.
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Sandy, We are at war, even as I write this. This war is not against any particular country but rather against the adherents of a virulent strain of Islamist ideology who have wormed there way into many nations and intend to murder as many people as they can to show their contempt for Wetsern Civili…
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In post-war Germany, apparently there were none. See the link below. slate.msn.com
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Andrae, What caused us to enter into the Second World War on the side of the Allies? The bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese made it clear we were at war. The Japanese were on the side of the"Axis Powers" so we automatically were on the side of the "Allies." Actually there is more to it that j…
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Czechoslovakia.MLM   The answer of MLM is quite correct but the question is strange. The Czechs are "Eastern Europe"? I have never seen this definition before. That would move the definition so that Germans and Poles, Italians and Austrians, Swedes and Croats would all end up in Eastern Eu…
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World War I started with the assassination of the Archduke (future king of the Austro-Hungarian Empire) Franz Ferdinand. What caused it to be a major war was a combination of Secret Alliances, and competition for land, for having the most important military force by various European nations. World …
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