The Historiography of the Pacific War

1968 WordsJan 26, 20188 Pages
There appears to be more focus on the European theatre during and after the Second World War. The American press focused on various aspects of the European theatre. Newspapers included the war on Germany, the invasion into Italy, and the drive of the Red Army. Any news in the Pacific theatre became outdated. American soldiers were convinced the American press lost sought of their fight in the Pacific. Eleanor Roosevelt sought to relieve the problem by visiting the Pacific. Their feelings on insignificance did not do much for their morale. The leaders in the United States played little attention to Pacific. Military strategy for American forces shifted their attention toward Germany. Majority of the resources and American soldiers shipped off towards European soil. Remaining resources and soldiers for the Pacific appeared to be meager. The lack of service troops is a consequence of wartime mobilization. Fighting two fronts appeared to be an immense obstacle to military leaders and the President. Their solution to this problem required the military to focus their attention to one front. The strategy for the United States required a defensive front in the Pacific so that American and Allied forces can concentrate in the European theatre to defeat Germany. Written work regarding the European and Pacific theatre exemplifies the specific attention. Even though previous work on the Pacific War concentrate on vast perspectives, recent work focuses on the experience of American
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