The War : A Military History Of World War II

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On September 1, 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland, which marked the beginning of the World War II. The Soviet Union isolated Poland due to the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact which was signed a few days before the war . Poland, thus isolated, was defeated by Nazi Germany. In 1944, the Polish underground resistance planned a rebellion against Nazi forces which leads to the Warsaw Uprising. However, the Warsaw uprising was failed due to lack of outside support. The two sources to be evaluated are World War Two:A Military History by Jeremy Black and Besieged:Seven Cities under Siege: Madrid, 1936-1939 ; London, 1940-1941 ; Singapore, 1941-1942 ; Stalingrad, 1942-1943 ; Warsaw, 1939, 1943, 1944 ; Jerusalem, 1947-1949 ; Berlin, 1945-1949 by…show more content…
Bowyer Bell was a professor of international relations at Columbia University and president of International Analysis Center. In Besieged: Seven Cities under Siege, he demonstrated the universality of sieges and pointed out the commonalities of battles. This book is valuable due to his interpretation of detailed causation and significance of every battle with relevant evidences. Indeed, sufficient detail ensures the authenticity of the event. Moreover, he provided different perspectives when he analysis the event, which diminishing the biased perspective. On the other hands, the lack of participation is a flaw. Bell had no chance to directly participate in the actual event or gathered information at that moment. He relied on other sources in order to evaluate the truth. In fact, some documents were lost and the actual thoughts of the citizens and soldiers were unavailable after fifty-two years of the events occurred, therefore, Bell was not able to analyze the event based on inaccurate source critically. The bias information was inevitable when he studied and investigated this event. Section 2: Investigation Context of Warsaw uprising Warsaw uprising was an insurrection that organized by Home Army, the largest Poland's underground resistance, against Nazi in 1944. The aim of the uprising was to liberate Warsaw due to the German invasion of Poland. It was expected to defeat the German army before the Red Army entered and took control of the city. However, it

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