Historiography: World War II essay

On the first day of September 1939, the Germans invaded Poland and the war begun with battlements and several bombing attacks for the civilians to terrorize them and keep the population of Poland in the watch-list (Hermand 1997). Under the rule of the Russian leader Stalin in the 17th of September 1939, the Red Army stepped into the frontiers located in the east of Poland. Poland was sandwiched between the troops of Hitler and the soviet forces of Stalin (Piotrowski 2004). The Polish military forces managed to fight these forces by invading Hungary and Romania to encircle the enemies trespassing into their homeland.

Poland was defeated. The Nazi incursion of Poland made them fought with the British Army to capture Hitler and stop his growing number of controlled cities worldwide. The courageous Polish Army successfully made Hitler cease the intended invasion in their country. Poland continued their struggle under Hitler’s regime in the start of the Nazi settlement. Polish geniuses and clergymen were victimized and maltreated under the dictum of forced labor and the so-called concentration camps (Piotrowski 2004).

In 1944, the Normandy Invasion of the Polish populace weakened the Germans by the different campaigns and solidarity of the armed forces to fight the battle against the Germanic people. The surrender of the German-led Hitler forces collapsed in the 8th of May 1945. France Historiography: World War II Page 2 A first wave of Russian, Romanian, and Polish Jews had moved to France from Eastern Europe in the 1880s. Then, after the signing of the treaties formally ending the World War I, a second wave of Jewish immigrants from the newly created states of Poland, the Baltic countries, Hungary, and Romania joined the first group.

Finally, in the 1930s, the countries of Central Europe added their contingent to the throng of immigrants. Jews first streamed out of Germany after Hitler came to power and then again after the racist Nuremberg laws were adopted. Just under 100000 came to seek refuge to France (Poznanski 2001). The experience of World War II, along with the post-war period, has demonstrated that mature nations like France need not fear reaching a plateau of maximum production beyond which their goal can be only one of maintaining full employment (Hammond 1981).

In 1939, the Third Republic of France continued to soar high despite the different rivals such as the church, and state illegal activities like corruption and factionalism in the political arena. World War II promoted the information dissemination by the politicians and other state institutions to create their own plan of action and publish newspapers to encourage people in their own propagandas. During the Second World War, France was defeated inspite of having better warcrafts than Germany. French Navy was only next to the British troops, even though battleships were continuously crafted.

Techniques in war were showed by Charles DeGaulle, though his leadership was a failure due to the slow progression of France in the war. At the same time, the invasion of a French province, Normandy, by the Germans created a system of forced labor to all the French citizens. They do not have any Historiography: World War II Page 3 choice but to be enlisted in the ration of food card to acquire some food for immediate energy and work in Nazi factories as an exchange for the food to be served. Thousands of French citizens worked for long hours, several days a week, without enough food to replenish their energy source (Poznanski 2001).

Germany When the Allied armies occupied Germany in 1945, they found some seven million displaced people in the areas that were to become the three Western zones of occupation (Mills 1997). These displaced persons were the people who had fled or been driven or deported from their countries of origin as a result of the war and its aftermath. Not included in this category were the millions of German refugees expelled as a result of World War II. Germany started the Second World War when the troops of Hitler invaded Poland in 1939. Another invasion took place in Norway and Denmark after a year of colonizing Poland.

Germany continued to reign over the other cities, such as Belgium and the Netherlands. Germany continued their massive attacks and strategic military operations in France, Hungary, and the Soviet Union. Adolf Hitler would always be associated with the Germanic control of the world in this era (Mills 1997). United States On the 7th of December 1941, even as the Nazi troops were facing a tremendous cold weather in Russia, Japan unexpectedly pushed the United States into the move violent conflict by attacking the Pearl Harbor, the United Stated naval base located in

Historiography: World War II Page 4 Hawaii. A war against the United States was declared a few days after the Pearl Harbor bombings. The bombings led to an immediate expansion in the army and naval forces of the Americans as President Roosevelt ordered the United States Congress abruptly (Baldwin 1996). The events in Pearl Harbor marked a scar on every American’s heart and the few decades that passed would never erase a part that changed the history of America forever. In the first half of 1942, the United States joined and coordinated with the British forces against the Germans.

Army segregations were trained and fully equipped for the nearing encounter to save the world against a self-proclaimed emperor. To support one another as country allies, ammunitions, military forces, and other gadgets were needed to mechanize the guerillas into a battle for peace and freedom against a dictatorial system (Baldwin 1996). Italy Italy became the next best thing to be targeted by the British forces. Air force guerillas dispersed to attack their targets better and to interrupt any communications happening on air.

The infantry battalion and shootouts that was used to immediately to a critical point in time to break the Germanic forces. Germany took hold of Messina, Sicily’s capital. This prompted the sudden invasion in Italy. Soviet policy toward two other powers in 1940 needed to describe the effort made by Stalin’s perception of the view of the new world created by the great German Victory. Once full diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Italy had been restored by an exchange of ambassadors, the Soviets tried to work out an Historiography: World War II Page 5 accommodation with Italy over their respective interests in the Balkans.

As the Italians saw Germany triumphant in north and West Europe while telling them to hold back on Italian hopes and gains in North Africa at the expense of France, they turned to Southeast Europe as the only possible alternative direction for Italian expansion (Weinberg 1995). Soviet Union The Great Patriotic War, as the Russians like to call it, which claimed the lives of millions of Soviet soldiers and civilians and landed millions of other Soviet citizens in the slave-labor camps of Germany, was greatly facilitated by the August 23, 1939, Soviet-German Pact of Non-Aggression that allied Communist Soviet Union with Nazi Third Reich.

That September, in violation of their own treaties with Poland, both of these allies invaded and partitioned the Second Polish Republic, thus began World War II (Piotrowski 2004). The Soviet government also pledged to actively support the German war effort against the Poland and the West. One of the monstrous measures carried out by the Soviet government was the massive deportation of Polish citizens from the “Soviet zone,” or the so-called Soviet sphere of influence, to the inhuman land where millions of Societ citizens were dumped after the Bolshevik Revolution. There, they became the slaves of the Soviet Union. Britain

Historiography: World War II Page 6 Great Britain declared war against Germany since the invasion of the Nazis in Poland on September 1, 1939. Britain feared the Germany’s sudden rise to power, as it conquered several cities and continued to do so. Britain knew the sudden dominance of the Nazis in their own dominion could be a threat to their sovereignty and freedom. Their close ties to Poland became an excuse to create a bigger picture of their never-expected declaration of war. Britain immersed itself to the World War II due to Winston Churchill’s personal reasons—the hate he felt with Hitler’s rise to power in the whole Europe.

Negotiations were never considered between Great Britain and Germany. The influential political bodies of the British trade and commerce understood that Great Britain could never have the capacity to fight the Second World War, while warning against the recklessness of Churchill to the Germans. Great Britain was considered as the second country in terms of power and status internationally acknowledged, with majority of the power switches to the United States or the Soviet Union. Towards the Second World War’s end, the British at last had enough of Churchill and decided to make him step down of his office (LeGro 1995).