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  • Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close

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    In Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Thomas Schell Sr.'s account of the bombing in Dresden gives the reader a clear insight into his behavior and the reasons for it. In one moment, his life was changed forever as he lost everything that was dear to him. As soon as the bombing scene begins, the reader is sent back to Dresden through the deep description of the memory. The brutal description of all of the bodies burning, the fear in Thomas’ heart, and the utter terror all around him could not be

  • Slaughterhouse by Kurt Vonnegut

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    Kurt Vonnegut followed many principles in his writings. He claimed that “people do not realize that they are happy” (PBS NOW Transcript). Feeling that people had the wrong view on war, he felt that he needed to get the facts straight. Vonnegut believed that art can come from awful situations, and that the truth is not always easy to look at. Kurt Vonnegut wrote Slaughterhouse – Five to tell of his experience in the bombing of Dresden, as a prisoner in war and the atrocities that occurred. Vonnegut

  • The London Blitz Essay

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    In September of 1940 through May of 1941 there was a strategic bombing attack that was lead by the Germans targeted towards London and other cities located in England, this was known as The Blitz. The Germans aimed the bombs mostly at populated cities, dock yards, and factories.      The bombing on London began on September 7, 1940 and lasted for 57 consecutive nights. During these nights of bombing people took shelter in warehouse basements, and in underground

  • The Bombing Operations Carried Out by Allied Forces Against Germany: Questions and Answers

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    The bombing operations carried out by allied forces against Germany during the Second World War is an important part of the war. The bombings had a dramatic impact on Germany at this time and shaped how the Second World War was fought ultimately future warfare. During the Second World War aerial warfare was still a new concept that had been introduced during the First World War. Bombing was an even newer tactic, that offered the advantage of hastening the defeat of ones own opponent without prolonged

  • The Pros And Cons Of The Firebombing Of Japan

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    good, you may have to engage in evil,” - Robert McNamara. Robert McNamara was a lieutenant in the the U.S. armed forces during World War 2 and played a key role alongside General Curtis Lemay in the decision to firebomb Japanese civilians. The firebombing of Japan during World War 2 was one of the most deadly attacks during the war, killing about 213,000 people compared to the 80,000 of the atomic bombs. In almost every other situation the decision to order the killing of people by bombing them would

  • Satire In The Firebombing Of Vonnegut

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    world and describes them in such a way that it disarms and desensitizes the reader to the shock of what they are reading. Slaughterhouse-Five is an excellent example of this. When describing the shock and horror that Billy witnessed during the firebombing of Dresden, Vonnegut takes the time to describe “Weary and Wild Bob and Rumfoord,” characters who “find glory in wholesale death and destruction” (Cox 272). In writing his response to the horrors of war, Vonnegut takes the approach that it is better

  • A Conversation With Real Life Director Harrison Starr

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    Event from chapter 1: when Harrison compares anti-war books to anti-glaciers books In the first chapter, which serves as an introduction, Vonnegut directly addresses the reader, pointing out his attitude towards war. The author makes it clear that he sees it as something ugly and horrifying, however, it seems like he is resigned to the fact that war will always exist. In one passage Vonnegut recounts a conversation with real-life director Harrison Starr. When Vonnegut explained that he was

  • Slaughterhouse Five By Kurt Vonnegut

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    Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut appears to be a novel, which not only focuses on World War II, but also on the two major atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the firebombing of Dresden. The author Kurt Vonnegut treats the most horrific massacres in World War II with sarcastic humor while also clearly being antiwar sentiment. The firebombing of Dresden, a city in eastern Germany, on February 13, 1945, lead to the cause of 130,000 civilian’s death. This was also roughly the same number of deaths that

  • Atomic Bombing Persuasive Essay

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    On August 6, 1945 an American B-29 bomber successfully deployed and activated the first ever weaponized atom bomb over its target, Hiroshima. Upon detonation the bomb instantly killed around 70,000 Japanese also destroying ninety percent of the city. Three days later a second American B-29 bomber dropped another atom bomb over the city of Nagasaki killing an estimated 40,000 more people. The Japanese Emperor announced Japan’s unconditional surrender on August 15, 1945. The atomic bombing of Hiroshima

  • The Pros And Cons Of The Atomic Bomb

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    popular imagery depicted them as lice, rats, bats, vipers, dogs, and monkeys.” It’s hard to even believe that America would have spared the enemies anything after turning the streets of German cities like Dresden to dirt and ash under constant firebombing. The more obvious observation, however, is that the first atomic bomb testing took place in July 1945, just months after the Germans had surrendered in May.