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In this article, the writer discusses three aspects of World War II. Firstly, the writer looks at the Omaha Beach attack noting that the key component was the element of surprise. The writer then discusses the social and cultural repurcussions of WWII and ways in which American culture and society was transformed significantly after the Second World War. Finally, the writer studies President Roosevelt's address of December 7, 1941, immediately after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, in which he implores Congress to declare war on the Empire of Japan. The writer notes that prior to Pearl Harbor, the United States resisted entry into World War Two based on a history of isolationism and weak popular support for the commitment of troops, whereas the attack on Pearl Harbor brought the war home.
From the Paper:"An inexperienced infantry is also a brave infantry, Ambrose points out. The Allied troops brazenly took charge of their dire situation by forging their own path up the treacherous cliffs at Omaha. With no apparent guidance, the Allied infantry might not have stunned Rommel but they did surprise themselves: with their own ability to take decisive action when faced with certain death. Their courage could have been mitigated by several factors including their own fear; the unprecedented nature of the attack; the mistakes in Allied strategic judgment; and the strength and preparedness of the German set up. Although they suffered significant losses, the boost in morale gained from Omaha D-Day contributed to the Allied victory."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Ambrose, Stephen E. "Visitors to Hell: Omaha Beach on D-Day."
- Brinkley, Alan. "Over Here: World War Two and American Liberalism."
- Roosevelt, Franklin Delano. "President Franklin D. Roosevelt Asks Congress to Declare War, 1941."
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WWII (2007, September 26) Retrieved December 16, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/wwii-98476/
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