The Battle Of The World War II

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On December 7, 1941, the fate of the United States of America changed forever. At the time, the global conflict known as World War 2 had been brutally raging on for over two years. American forces had managed to stay out of the war. However, when the Japanese bombed the naval base in Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, the Americans could no longer hold out. On December 7, 1941, the United States of America entered WWII (“Origins of the Normandy Landing”). Before the Americans entered the war, Winston Churchill and the Allies (Britain, Canada, France) were losing the war. Everything was against them. The Germans were advancing, pushing outwards and taking more of Europe. The German troops greatly outnumbered those of the Allies. Churchill knew…show more content…
In 1939, WWII began when Adolf Hitler, supreme commander of the German army, invaded Poland. Knowing that Hitler was a power hungry madman, and that nothing short of war would stop him from conquering Europe, the British and French declared war on Germany. The Soviet Union, who were trying to find their place in the world at the time of WWII, sided with the Germans. Soon, Hitler’s greed and relentless massacring of Jews broke the alliance between the Nazis and Soviets. Though the alliance was broken, the Soviets began to independently fight the Germans, and did not officially ally with the British and French. (“Start of WWII”) It was not until the Soviets began to suffer immense losses that they asked the British for help. The Soviets and British and French were now the only fighting forces against Hitler. (“Origins of the Normandy Landing”) Even with the Soviets help, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill could not carry out his D-Day invasion plan. When the Americans joined the Allies in 1941, things began to brighten for the Allies. The Soviets again asked the Allies for assistance fighting the Germans in Russia. “The Soviets, facing a ferocious enemy on their own territory, asked for the help from the Allied forces.” (“Origins of the Normandy Landing”) Churchill ended his planning, and launched D-Day. Along with the Soviets call for help and the Americans joining the war, the largest
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