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Questions regarding British participation in World War 2, in both the European and Pacific theaters of the war.
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The Cenozoic Era is the third and current era in the Phanerozoic Eon, and is one of three, the two other eras being the Paleozoic and Mesozoic. Cenozoic is derived from Greek and means "new life." The Cenozoic began about 65 million years ago in the wake of the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event…
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my guess is you recently started running your air conditioner after a period of not using it. There is a little rubber tube that carries away the a.c. runoff ,it goes through the floor the runoff then drips to the ground.Check to see if this tube is clear of debris and has not been dislodged. most l…
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Great Britain, United States, and the Soviet Union EDIT: The Grand Alliance was the result of Adolf Hitler's reign over Nazi Germany. Because the other countries were threatened by his reign, the United States, USSR, and Great Britain came together, also known as the Grand Alliance, in order to sto…
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Jamaica won 5 medals: 2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze.Gold: Women's 200 metres, Women's 4x100 metres RelaySilver: Men's 400 metres HurdlesBronze: Women's 100 metres, Women's 4x400 metres Relay
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If they were on it in the past, it would depend on what the problem was, if it cleared up and what the current job and income were. If the person was still on Disability - I don't see any way they would qualify. No earned income to protect and 100% certaintly of a claim.for more info see www.stevesh…
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World war one started in 1914 and ended in 1919 but some people say that it ended in 1918 but that is when the fighting and battle stopped.
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WWI was fought differently than any other war in history. The German soldiers lived in the trenches. They ate, slept and died in the trenches. If your head went above the trench, you would get shot. If you got out of the trench you would be shot. If one of your comrades was shot and killed outside o…
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I know for a fact that France won the Battle of Verdun
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They had no powers against the Germans.
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After which war,the first world war or the second?,and whether or not you speak of either war more than two nations received German land.1st world war=checkoslovakia,Poland,France receive German land (not to mention the distribution of the German colonies in Africa and the pacific)2nd world war=Pola…
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trenches Answer I suspect the answer you're looking for is the Maginot Line...but it was actually constructed after the end of WW I, between 1930 and 1940. Answer Perhaps the term you're looking for is "Western Front". The "Eastern Front" was on the other side of Germany and faced Russia. H…
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Here is some info I found at http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/warstat2.htm which gives references.These numbers include military and civlian casualties and since so many sources have different numbers, these are the averages.South Korea - 595,000 North Korea - 1,316,579 China - 500,000 United States …
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During the period of US involvement, Britain provided some support. They built the American Air bases in Thailand. Special Forces were also involved on active service. The most highly decorated "American" in the Vietnam War was British. Units were sent from Britain to Fort Dix. At Fort Dix they "res…
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It's cheaper until the hose breaks and you must buy a new one. I'm using some 10 year old sections of hose along with newer pieces; when one pops a hole I replace it with a new piece, and while we've had to get a new vacuum three times, I've still got a boxful of the hoses that came with each. Hope …
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I met Dean Popov around 1967 in Rome where we both lived.At the time Dean was a street painter and his cousin Ivan Popov that had come to Rome for a long "holiday" and to visit Dean. I learnt their family name in a second time. I was studying in art school, was about 20, and made friends with both o…
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Simply, from the Wars of the Roses. The Wars of the Roses were a series of conflicts fought between the House of Lancaster and the House of York (and their supporters). The Forces of Lancaster adopted an emblem that was of a red rose to distinguish themselves from their opponents. Originally the Hou…
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Britain were the first country in the world to become industrialized, they invented and started world trade and the industrial revoloution,and it was done by boat and sea.I would say the Navy and sea power.
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%FOLLOWUPS% Elena, try to get a book called "Simpkins uniforms of the british army" your local library may be able to help. Simpkins is THE authority on the subject.
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If the title is hereditary and you are the heir then you inherit it upon the death of the previous holder. Otherwise you are "created" a lord, of whatever rank, by the sovereign in return for some great service to the nation. Michael Montagne Supposedly by doing a great service to the nation, bu…
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The English language is Germanic and has its early origins in the tribes of North Western Europe, The Jutes from Jutland peninsular in Denmark, The Angles from Southern Denmark and the Saxons of North Germany before they invaded the Romano -Brythonic speaking Isle of Britannia in 449 AD when it beca…
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England was a country closely connected to it's Nordic roots before the unwelcome oppression of William and his mercenaries. The history that followed was one of wars of attrition with France over territories which had at best little legal substance and relied on rule of force rather than right. Thi…
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Bloody lucky, Harold had to deal with two invading armies. He led his men on a 4 day forced march from London to Stamford Bridge in Yorkshire collecting levies as he went. He defeated the invading Vikings (Norwegian) and then marched back south to take William on just 3 weeks after the Battle. Willi…
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difficult to generalise but most Irish today are middle class, with a significent lower class proportion and a small but growing upper class. these are financial not class distinctions.  Ireland is the second-richest country per person in the world, after Norway.  I thought Luxembourg wa…
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Top heavy from carrying too many cannon
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Yes, from early �43 members of the Hitlerjugend -age 16- were drafted to man anti-aircraft guns in germany, so the regular soldiers could be sent to the front. By middle 1944 56.000 so called "Flakhelfer"(air-defence-aids) were on duty. Girls were also drafted. They worked in the command and contr…
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The pact between Hitler and Stalin to split Poland was made in secret. When the UK and France pledged to support Poland, they were doing it primarily (only?) with fighting against Germany in mind. Also, the USSR waited to invade their half of Poland until after Germany had conquered its half and the…
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The cause of the Japanese starting the war in the pacific has many causes. Firstly, Japan was an aristocrat country, meaning that they were ruled by emperors and all of those people, rich people. Japan also wanted to have a very big and strong empire like Germany, not like it but you get what I mean…
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Women began to do the jobs that the men used to do. They worked in factories, steel mills, and on fighter planes. A woman who worked in an industrial or manufacturing job was refered to as "Rosie the Riviter". More independent, less willing to lose their new gained power, managed America when men we…
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That varied at different times during the war of course. It was low after the defeat in France and high after D-Day. I think it is safe to say though that there was always an absolute determination to win the war and that that determination probably got stronger the blacker things looked.
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%DETAILS% Answer After searching the web for awhile I came up with England starting paper rationing on Feb. 12,1940. As far as I can make out a form of rationing began in the United States around 1942.
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%DETAILS% Answer Stalin saw Hitler and Nazi Germany as a great enemy and danger to the Soviet state. He was preparing for war when Germany attacked and if Germany had not attacked then Russia almost certainly would have attacked Germany eventually. Michael Montagne
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Australia looked upto Britain because it was their mother country but when the British ships were sunk in Malaya and Singapore and Britain fell to japan, Britain was seen not as strong after being defeated and australians felt that they could no longer rely on Britain but instead joined allies with …
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During that period some US$13 billion in economic and technical assistance were given to help the recovery of the European countries that had joined in the Organization for European Economic Co-operation. This $13 billion was in the context of a U.S. GDP of $258 billion in 1948, and was on top of $1…
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Answer A device that looked like a typewriter that the Germans used to create coded messages. They truly believed that the codes were unbreakable but once the allies got their hands on some examples and some code books they got craking on developing machines to decode German transmissions. …
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From what I have read the 'World Service' was listened to my a lot of people all over occupied Europe, it was used to send out codewords and information to the underground in countries such as France and Holland, and furthre afield.   I would add that while the BBC was LESS likely to over-inf…
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British women who were in the World War 2 hed to do men's jobs including rat catching as well as their own.  Women made arms and munitions, worked as nurses, grew food.  British women,like everyone else in the country had to join the armed forces or were directed by the government to do …
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The survival of Great Britain depended upon her merchants shipping. In World War I the Germans came close to starving England through the use of their submarines sinking British merchant shipping.In preparation for World War II the Germans developed a new type of ship, heavily armored, fast and with…
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it is dailyreviewed i can not understand it and i did not type that answer in.
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Policy of Appeasement Here are opinions: Appeasement allowed the British and French to ignore an imminent threat and produced a fake peace which led to many deaths. Appeasement bought Britain the precious time it needed to prepare for an inevitable war.Appeasement led Hitler to believe that no one w…
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May I respectfully suggest the following:The Last Nazis by Perry Biddiscombe Charleston, S.C. Tempus Publishing, Inc. 2000 ISBM: 0-7524-1793-2Richard V. Horrell WW 2 Connections.com   At the end of WW2 Poland's borders were pushed westwards into areas like East Prussia, Pomerania and Silesia …
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%REPLIES% Answer I don't know what other kids did, but my twin brother and I collected newspapers for paper drives at school and planted a Victory Garden. We also collect old rubber tires and tin cans for the scrap drives. Answer Adding to the previous comments. Children could go to the …
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How many were murdered??? ZERO!!! How many were casualties? The numbers vary, but 135,000 is certainly a number that most will agree upon. WW 2 became a "total war" where there were no noncombatants. If those women & children contributed in any way to the war effort, then to remove them from tha…
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France & Great Britain enterred WW 2 because of treaties with Poland. The treaties with Poland indicated that if Poland were to be attacked, then France & Great Britain would come to Poland's aid. Germany launched an unprovoked attack upon Poland on Sept. 1, 1939. France & Great Britain …
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This is a very broad question that could generate a large number of valid responses. Here's a pass at covering just a few of the strategic decisions. #1: Hitler broke his pact of non-agression with the Soviet Union in 1940 and started a war on two fronts for Germany. This was perhaps the worst of se…
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Germany and Japan had separate but compatible aims. Germany wanted to conquer and dominate Europe. Japan wanted to conquer and dominate Asia. Since most of Asia was already dominated by European countries, that meant that Germany and Japan were opposing the same group of enemies. Thus they were natu…
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Germany saw him as a stalwart ally with whom they did everything in their power to keep faith. It is odd, given Hitler's overall racial ideology, that he saw the Japanese as an "heroic people" worthy of being Germany's equal partner in the world. Maybe Asia was just completely outside his classifica…
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british empire - 8 720 000 France - 700 000 USA - 12 million USSR - 12 500 000 Germany - 11 million Japan - just over 6oo millionI am unsure if this is troops left after the war or ammount of troops rasied during the war, if it is troops left then the ammount who where killed should be added to thos…
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There were several reasons, including the superiority of the British Spitfire over German fighters and the fact that, due to fuel limitations, German fighters could only protect the bombers for a limited time, but the major reason was a strategic error. At the beginning of the Battle of Britain the …
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The appeasement policy was the efforts by France and Britain in the 1930s to allow Nazi Germany to have pretty much anything it wanted in the hopes that eventually Hitler would be appeased and cease his aggressive policies. Thus they let him build up the German armed forces in contravention of the t…
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Hitler got followers through lies. Germany was also deeply affected by the Depression and Treaty of Versailles.
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Around 2000 kamikaze flights were mounted during World War II. They sank 40 US ships.   3,913 Japanese kamikaze pilot's died altogether.
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Whose morale, in what place at what time? There were lots of different nations and armies and other specifiable groups of people involved in the war and they all experienced many different factors which affected their morale in different ways at different times. If you can be more specific you can g…
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Many french and british soldiers were stuck on the shores of Dunkirk with the enemy in front and the English Channel behind. And loads of boats, fishing, yahts,luxury, every type of boat appeared to resure the stranded men.   The large naval vessels could not get inshore close enough to pick …
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The Blitz was the sustained bombing of Britain by Nazi Germany between 7 September 1940 and 10 May 1941, during the Second World War. Over 41,000 Brits died and 137,000 injured.The Germans attacked London because it is the heart of Britain.
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No not that i know of.   Some tanks had machines guns mounted on them so they could use them agaisnt aircraft. Also there were tanks made which had flack guns mounted on them. For example, the German Wirbelwind.
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There were several reasons. First, it should be noted that they did demand Germany withfraw and when she didn't they declared war, but you mean why didn't they contribute materially to Poland's defense. First of all, they weren't ready for war in September of 1939. They needed time to call up their …
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im not sure about usa or Canada but in Britain there was 400,000 German prisoners.
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dieppe......dday (Normandy)...........pearl harbour...........I recommend watching saving private Ryan if you want an accurate depiction of dday  d day invasion, pearl harbor, Korean war(which happened before the ww2 startedCorrection on that one. The Korean War was after WWII.  Battle o…
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Culturally similar, tensions existed between the US and the UK from the Revolution through the end of the Civil War. WWI and WWII were the building blocks of the trans-atlantic alliance.The US and UK are allies through mutual national interests. The UK needs US military support to pursue its interes…
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After just completing an ENGG paper on the Impact of the Automobile, I would say that the driving force of the US economy in 1903 was the beginning of The Ford Motor Company. Ford started in 1903 and the Model T was produced in 1908. The Model T sold 15,000,000 vehicles.
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I have a copy of a print by Edwin Anderson showing Cupid at the piano, with a man and woman seated on a love seat. Is this the lithograph you are looking for? It has a copyright date of 1906, but I haven't been able to find any other information about it.
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The drivers bunker was a bunker used by part of hitlers motor pool during ww2. I believe it was rediscovered in the 1980s in berlin. It is unique, because of it's many ss themed murals painted on the walls.
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During World War II around 64 million people died.   just go to this page! http://www.scaruffi.com/politics/wwii.html GOOD LUCK!!!!!!
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This is according to my best memory - but it is now about 60 years later! 1943 - I was 17 and a college student. I worked full-time in the summer (later part-time during school year)in the office of an upscle womens dress store in So. California. Full-time meant 44 hours a week for office employees,…
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Britain's main Allies in World War 2 Throughout the war: the Commonwealth countries including: Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India - and others.In the early stages, also Poland and France. A little later also Norway, the Netherlands, then Greece, but these countries were defeated.Fr…
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The UK and France had guaranteed Poland's sovereignty. They were no longer going to stand aside while Germany gobble up nations. Once Germany attacked the UK and France declared war on them.
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After the start of World War Two, life changed considerably in Britain. To avoid giving the enemy visual reference points at night, full blackout curtains had to be used to keep light from escaping from windows. Vehicle lights had to be covered so that only a pinhole was left to allow light to escap…
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By winning the Battle of Britain. Germany did not have a strong navy compared to Britain. They also did not have any specialised transport and landing craft for such an invasion. If they were going to get their troops across they would have to depend on already existing transport craft. In order to …
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It is possible propoganda recruiting ads were misunderstood or misleading but trust me all the women knew exactly what they were getting into when they joined the forces to serve in the war. This was true for all the other nations too. Women were eager to serve and help with the war effort.
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The policy of appeasement encouraged Hitler and contributed to the war starting in the first place. When Winston Churchill's son Randolph was verbally attacking Chamberlain for his appeasement policy, Churchill defended Chamberlain by saying "he had hope" "hope for what" blurted Randolph, "for the n…
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The Blitzkreig (otherwise known as a blitz) was a military tactic of weakening the enemy as fast as possible. For a couple of days, the place of assault would be heavily bombed, usually by carpet bombing. A couple ore days are resulted with artillery, tanks, and any other heavy gun pounding the crap…
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The America attack on Japan Japan's simultaneous attacks on Philippines. Japan's attacks on China.The Spanish Civil War was a side show but Germany and Italy sent troops and supplies in order to agressively attempt to influence the outcome of that war.
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Australians would have apreciated their lives and all the unlimited supplies they could aquire after the war, unlike when they were surviving in a system of rationing. It would also have taught people how to save food and money and how to go without.
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UK in WW2 Britain was on the Allied side, which at first included France and later included the US and USSR. Since France was invaded and defeated early in the war, and the US and USSR did not enter until later, Britain was the nation who fought the Nazis longer than any other.  Comment After …
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Aprroximately two million (2,000,000) Indians served in the British Indian Army during the war. My understanding is that they were mostly assigned to support duties but I don't know that for certain. Another twenty thousand (20,000) or so fought for the Japanese. I don't know how many of either of t…
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With Sweden being a Neutral country I think that most of its citizens were of the same mindset.Whereas Norway ,Denmark,etc being attacked and they're military forces opposing the enemy, albeit a small force compared to the German might,the overwhelmed but not defeated remnant fled to sanctuary in Br…
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%REPLIES% Answer The 29th Infantry Division liberated Vire, France on Sunday, August 6, 1944. Richard V. Horrell WW 2 Connections.com Answer A Suffolk Regiment moved into a position over looking Vire on the 10th August 1944 in preparation for an attack on the Falaise ‘Gap‘.
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Britain was central to Allied victory in World War II. Some British contributions:The Royal Air Force defeated the Luftwaffe in the Battle Of Britain (1940/41), thus destroying the myth of Germany's invincibility. Southern England was the staging ground for D-Day. If Britain had fallen to the Nazis,…
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As the only man who stood alone against fascism in 1940... while everyone else turned a blind eye, Churchill faced it head on..."Never Surrender"... "We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end".. it was his leadership, inspiration, that led Britain to victory in the Battle of Britain 1940…
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German attempts to win over important groups in occupied countries; the reaction to, and effect of, the German occupation; the propaganda struggle, the creation of the first resistance units and repercussions of events such as the German invasion of Russia.Britain and France and the other Germany &…
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Very important. Britain staying in the game meant that it could be used as the launching point for an allied invasion of Europe. The existence of a hostile England also meant that Germany could not leave Western Europe defenseless as it turned around to attack the USSR.
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Civilians walked more then than now, a pedal bike was the commonest form of transoprt as most families had one, public transort in the form of buses were heavily used but did suffer from shortage of replacement vehicles and restricted fuel supply. The forces used motor cycles,and lorries and vans su…
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Yes.MLM NO many times no.The German Casualties in the Battle of Britain where heavy but not soo important for a defeat, the turning point was the Battle of Stalingrad and the Battle of Kursk in Europe.Nearly 1880 German planes where shot down and some 1550 british planes where destroyed.1.8 k plan…
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During world war 2 there were hundreds of POW camps all across England. Historical societies in the area would have records of who was at the camp and for how long.
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It proved a huge boost to the moral of the German Military. A small group of German paratroopers were subjected to some of the worst air bombing and Artilllary bombardment of ww2, and still managed to hold up the allied advance in Southern Italy for over 4 months. The 200 German Paratroopers defeatd…
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US Army losses on D-Day are as follows:KIA 1,465 WIA 3,184 MIA 1,928 Captured 26Total 6,603Richard V. Horrell WW 2 Connections.com
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World War 2 helped woman get jobs in factories making ships, planes, and missiles. World War 2 mad the Women in America realize they could do what the men could do and the were equal.
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the highest decorated solider was William Kingston of the 3rd brigade. he was followed by an American general scoot f. williamson.
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Some people don't understand that the vast majority of Americans during the thirties wanted the US to stay out of World War II. Europe was an ocean away, and the general thought of isolationists here was that Europeans had bickered for thousands of years. We shouldn't interfere with European problem…
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%DETAILS% Answer Dresden, Germany bombed by the Allies(US/GRBRT) on 13-14 Feb 1945. 135,000 killed. According to Air Marshall Arthur Harris (autobiography) he ordered the bombing of Dresden due to the fact that the city had become the main center of communications on the southern half of…
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-Organizing nursing groups to tend to the woundedWomen contributed in many ways...they helped to build ships for military uses, and were consitdered to be a part of the war. They worked harder than any man would have, building one ship in a week average. They put so much effort into trying to prove …
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Answer This battle took place in the skies over Britain. The Battle of Britain was a contest between the British and German air forces. The Germans were trying to destroy the British air force as a prelude to invading the island. The first stage (the Battle of Britain in the narrower sense, from a…
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This is one of the Most Difficult Questions in Armed Conflicts, Casualties.Near 60 years have passed from the end of the World and that question cannot be answered property, because all the sources have different numbers.There are some 400 000 KIA in the American Toll and some 500 000 KIA in british…
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The lyrics as taught to my mother by a Jewish sorority sister in the late 1950s are: Marching forth with roses, Join the ranks of Moses, Fight! Fight! Fight for Palestine! Haters of ham and gravy, Join the Hebrew navy, Fight! Fight! Fight for Palestine! (chorus) Grab that helmet! Squeeze …
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