The World War II ( Wwii )

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World War II (WWII)
• “The Second World War was a necessary consequence of the First World War’s termination in the peace dictates of Versailles and St. Germain.”
• “The outbreak of the war of 1939 was caused directly by the conflict between Poland and Germany over the “Corridor” and Danzig problems.”
• On December 7, 1941 the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and also attacked the Philippines, Wake Island, Guam, Malaya, Thailand, Shanghai and Midway.
United States of America Involvement in WWII
• Beginning in October 1940, men between 21 and 35 were drafted for military service.
• On December 8, 1941 the U.S. and Britain declared war on Japan.
• “It was the intervention of the United States which decided the war in favor of the Entente, because of America’s immense military potential and its fresh troops.”
• In 1939 there were a total of 334,473 military personnel sent off into the war (including the Army, Navy, and Marines)
• By 1945 there were a total of 12,209,238 military personnel apart of the war effort (including the Army, Navy, Marines, and the Coast Guard)
Women’s Army (Auxiliary) Corps (WAAC or WAC)
• “Established by Congress on May 14, 1942”
• When it was created it members were not granted military status
• “On May 15 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the compromise bill; An Act to Establish the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps that became Public Law (PL) 77-554” o “Authorized the Army to enroll 150000 officers and
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