It was used to transport war supplies” (World War II). Air Transport Command flew the dangerous 500-mile route, known as the Hump, over the Himalayan Mountains” (World War II). [tags: World War II, United States, United Nations] - War in 1937, and completed in just one year.
- The world is at war; Japan, angered at the United States over the oil embargo, has led a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. In August of 1914 German forces would quickly invade the neutral country of Belgium and part of northern France however they were not able to push any further and the French were unable to push German forces out, and for the next four years neither German nor French trench lines would move in any direction.The American invasion, designated Operation Detachment, had the goal of capturing the entire …Read More Summary On June 4–7, 1942, American naval and air forces met the Japanese near Midway Atoll in one of the most decisive naval battles of the war.The Battle of Midway would become a turning point in the naval war in the Pacific, as the Japanese losses sustained there proved irreparable.On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded neighboring Poland in what is considered the opening conflict of World War II.Background In the year and a half leading up to the invasion, Adolf Hitler had been expanding Germany’s territory.Background The Japanese had …Read More The Battle of Stalingrad (23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943) was the largest confrontation of World War II, in which Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in Southern Russia.Marked by fierce close quarters combat and direct assaults on civilians in air raids, …Read More On December 16, 1944, Germany launched a massive surprise attack on American lines in the Ardennes (a forested area in Belgium and Luxembourg), breaking through to create a 45-mile salient in what became known as the Battle of the Bulge. [tags: World War II] - During WWI the Central Powers—Germany, Austria, Hungary and the Ottoman Empire would threaten freedom all over Europe. After the Japanese took control of the Chinese coast and Indochina and cut the road, traffic has increased in importance to China “supplies could come only through the air. Allies trying to end the war and called for an invasion of Japan “invasion of Japan with the code name Operation Olympic....[tags: Adolf Hitler, Nazi Germany, World War II] - The Title “First World War for Dummies” is self-explanatory that it is about World War 1.The author of the book, Sean Lang describes the war in detail from how this war differs from others, whether the war was worth it till describing the best places to visit to learn more about World War 1.