S: THE ABC'S OF WWII
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FC: The ABC's Of WWII
1: UNITED STATES | ARRIVED 21 DEC 2011 | Okoboji Schools A Michael Luhrs Production ABC's Of World War II | =
3: A is for Appeasement. An Appeasement is something genially used for avoiding a war or a major conflict. In this time period the word was mostly associated with Neville Chamberlain of Great Britain letting Nazi Germany get to strong.
5: B is for Beaches. Many beaches were stormed in World War 2. Some being Omaha and Juno in the attacks on Normandy and the beaches of Iowa Jima. Who would have ever though suck a peaceful place could be your sandy grave.
7: cC | C is for Churchill. Winston Churchill was a British Conservative politician who was noted for his leadership in the United Kingdom. He is regarded as one of the greatest war time leaders of his century.
9: D is for D-Day. D-day was a day when the Allied forces stormed beaches like Omaha and Juno in the operation called Operation Overlord. Troops also landed behind enemy lines to suppress the enemy from the back.
11: E is for Eisenhower. Dwight D. Eisenhower was the 5 star general for the United States in World War II and he was the Supreme Commander for the Allies in Europe. He later became president in 1953 until 1961.
13: sydney harbor bridge | F is for Foxhole Radio. A Foxhole Radio is a simple radio that was made up of a pencil and a razor blade as a diode ( Transfer Case) and a crystal ( Detector). These were mainly used for P.O.W's to keep up with the news of the war.
15: G is for German. The Germans were the main force of the Axis powers and have the the biggest rep. The Germans most notable leader was Adolf Hitler.
17: H is for Higgins Boat. The Higgins boat was a boat that was not only good in the water but also was able to go on land. This boat was in general called a landing craft vehicle personal.
19: I is for Incoming. This was a term that was started in WWII when there was a grenade inbound or anything really. They often said it to when someone just did something that is worth saying to their near comrades.
21: J is for Jeep. The Jeep was the first automotive company to make a contract with the military for use in the war. The Jeep was used up until the first world war and was beat out by the Hummer.
23: K is for K-Ration. A K-Ration is the amount of food a soldier was given in a day. This was first introduced with the airborne. The ration was used for all three meals.
24: Farewell Australia... until next time....
25: L is for Land mine. Land mines were most commonly used earthier on a beach that was being stormed or a forest that is heavily wooded so you couldn't see them.
27: M is for Manhattan Project. The Manhattan Project was the fancy name for the project behind researching, making, and testing the Atomic Bomb. The project was in affect from 1942 to 1946.
29: N is for Navy. The Navy was a huge help in the war for all sides. The Navy helped get lintel with submarines and transport for people and for aircrafts.
31: O is for Operation Overlord. Operation Overlord was for the plan to assault the beaches of Normandy. This had the Germans very confused rather the Allies are going to be farther up the coast or where they ended up landing.
33: P is for Paratrooper. The Army Rangers were one of the most elite paratrooper squads around and were a big part of the back bone of the operations and had a stealthy reputation.
35: Q is for Quite and Quick. This was the motto for most Army Rangers who were getting dropped behind line. This motto would revolutionize the way the communicated by using little clickers.
37: R is for Resistance. Resistance was used by many people because of how much they cared for a certain cause. For their country or for their religion. The biggest group of people who wanted to resist but couldn't were the Jewish people in Europe (Around and in Germany.)
39: S is for Submarine. This was really the first war the submarine was really put into affect and used as not only a spy tool but a weapon. The submarine also allowed you to make a fairly undetected approach at a target.
41: T is for Teamwork. The word team work was not only a key it was also used as a propaganda tool to get people to feel like they are apart of something fighting for a common cause.
43: U is for Utah Beach. Utah Beach was one of the beaches landed on during the invasion of Normandy. The beach was the farthest West and it was one of the more bloody attacks
45: V is for Victory. Victory is one of the most chased after dreams of them all. This was awarded to the Allied powers in WWII after the United States dropped the Atomic Bomb on Japan causing them to uncondionaly surrender like Germany.
47: W is for Wake Island. Wake Island is a island by Guam and the United States built a hanger and a military base on it in 1941. The island is relatively small and during the Pearl Harbor attacks it was bombed.
49: X is for X-Craft. The X-Craft was a little submarine model built by the British Army. The craft was usually accompanied by a mother ship.
51: Y is for Yamamoto. Yamaoto was a Japanese Naval Marshall for the Empire of Japan. He died in 1943. He was recognized by his efforts to get the Navy involved with aviation.
53: Z is for Zero. The Zero was the main fight aircraft used by the Japanese Imperial army. It was in service from 1940-1945 and was maneuverable and good for long distances.