The Second World War was among one of the most heinous human crimes in history. Beginning with a small trigger, the battle escalated to a colossal status, engulfing the whole world and making it a bipolar place. The after-effects of the war lasted for more than five decades and the Cold War, which ended only recently, was a direct result of the Second World War. One of the countries which rose to power after the war and became a world power, henceforth, is the United States of America. America was directly involved in the war and suffered heavy losses. More than 400, 000 US citizens were killed in the war and the impact on the country’s history is very evident. To honor all those people who were killed in the events of the war, a memorial was erected and dedicated to the US citizens, two days prior to the Memorial Day in 2004. Join us as we take a closer look at the monument and tell you a few nifty things about the memorial.
Interesting & Fun Facts About National World War II Memorial
It took until 1987 for the idea of World War II memorial to be conceived. It was only when a World War II veteran Roger Durbin approached Representative Marcy Kaptur, a Democrat from Ohio, with a suggestion for such a memorial that people took notice.
Kaptur introduced the World War II Memorial Act to the House of Representatives as HR 3742 on December 10, 1987.
The bill did not pass in 1987 and neither in 1989 or 1991, when it was introduced again.
It was only on March 17, 1993, that the Senate approved the act, after a third re-introduction by Kaptur. The House approved an amended version of the bill on May 4. On May 12, the Senate also approved the amended bill.
The World War II Memorial Act was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on May 25 of that year, becoming Public Law 103-32.
A total of 7 million was raised of which only 16 million came from federal government. Rest of the money was generated from the people of US and corporate giants.
The selection of the Rainbow Pool site for the memorial was announced on October 5, 1995 by the American Battle Monuments Commission, who supervised all the affairs.
A nationwide design competition was held with over 400 participants for the design of the memorial. Austrian born American, Friedrich St. Florian’s design won the competition in 1997, but faced many changes through the reviews that were mandatory.
As per the final design which stands today, there are 56 granite pillars, arranged in a semicircle around a plaza with two 43-foot (13 m) arches on opposite sides.
Each of the 17 feet tall pillars had the name of one of the 48 states in US of 1945 as well as the District of Columbia, the Alaska Territory and Territory of Hawaii, the Commonwealth of the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The arches are named “Pacific “on the south and “Atlantic “on the north.
The monument’s plaza is 337 ft, 10 inches long and 240 feet, 2 inches wide. It is sunk 6 feet below grade, and contains a pool that is 246 feet 9 inches by 147 feet 8 inches.
The southern side of the memorial depicts scene from war in bas relief all from the pacific theatre, whereas the north end does the same for the Atlantic theatre.
Candidly, the memorial also includes an engraving typical of the Kilroy graffiti from the WWII times, which says “Kilroy was here”.
The Freedom Wall on the west side of the memorial has 4,048 gold stars on it, each representing 100 Americans who died in the war.
The ground breaking for the memorial was done in the same September as the 9/11 attacks.
Interestingly the memorial was dedicated to the public on May 29, 2004, though it was opened to the public a month before that, i.e. on April 29, 2004.
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World War III refers to a hypothetical successor to the Second World War (1939-1945), which is extremely likely and devastating nuclear in nature.
This war is planned and scheduled by the military and civilian, and explored in fiction in many countries. Concepts range of scenarios purely conventional or limited use of nuclear weapons to destroy the planet.
With the development of the arms race before the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, an apocalyptic war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union was considered plausible if not probable. The Doomsday Clock has served as a historic symbol of World War III calls from nearby theTruman Doctrine came into force in 1947.
During the Suez crisis of 1956, Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin sent a note to British Prime Minister Anthony Eden warning that “if this war is not stopped it carries the risk of becoming a third world war. “
The Cuban missile crisis in 1962 is generally regarded as the historical perspective in which the risk of a third world war was the closest, but there were other events that historians have listed as calls to proximity of the Third World War.
On September 26, 1983, just 25 days after the Soviets shot down civilian airliner Korean Air Lines Flight 007, an early warning station under the command of Soviet Stanislav Petrov falsely detected five incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles. Petrov correctly assessed the situation as a false alarm, and thus did not report his discovery to his superiors. Petrov action probably prevented a third world war, the Soviet policy at that time was the immediate response after the discovery of nuclear ballistic missiles arrived.
During Able Archer 83, a ten-day NATO from the command post November 2, 1983, the Soviets developed their nuclear forces and units of the air set in East Germany and Polandon alert. Many historians believe this exercise has been a call near a starting World War III.
On 12-26 June 1999, Russian forces and NATO had reached an impasse on the Pristina airport in Kosovo. In response, NATO commander Wesley Clark has demanded that the British General Sir Mike Jackson storm the airport with the paratroopers. Jackson reportedly responded: “I’m not going to start World War III for you.”
CIA home, Miles Copeland, wrote in 1989 that in the future, the third world war will begin when “Soviet Russia” dupes of the United States and Israel in a war of self-destructive with Muslim / Arab world.
Difficulties in determining a “world war”
The term “global war” that saw widespread use during a conflict the Second World War. The German biologist and philosopher Ernst Haeckel wrote this shortly after the start of the First World War:
“There is no doubt that the course and character of fear” European War “… will become the first world war in the full sense of the word.
Indianapolis Star September 20, 1914
This is the first known example of the term First World War, which previously had been dated to 1913 for first use. The term was used again near the end of the war. English journalist Charles A. Repington (1858-1925) wrote
“[Journal entry, September 10, 1918]: We discussed the name of the law of war. I said that we now called the war, but it could not last. The war against Napoleon wasThe the Great War. To call the war in Germany was too much flattery for the Boche. I suggested the First World War as a shade better title, and finally we agreed to call it The First World War to warn people of the millennium of oblivion that world history was the War history.
The First World War, 1914-1918 (1920)
Known as The Great War in the 1920s, she ignored the Napoleonic wars as having the dubious honor of being the first to be called the “Great War”, although, like the Cold War, was a collection of conflicts in the coalition, not a single conflict continues as was the Second World War.
It may take years before another major conflict could probably be recognized as a third world war. serious wars before and after the two world wars, even those who are closely related, are not currently considered part of the larger conflict. These include the Balkan wars from 1912 to 1913 and the Polish-Soviet war from 1919 to 1921, the Japanese invasion and later ofManchuria, China, the Spanish Civil War, the Italian invasion of Ethiopia and Albania, the German annexation of Austria 1938 (Anschluss), and the subsequent occupation ofCzechoslovakia. Therefore, the specific event that a future World War III begins can not be determined retroactively.
Some analysts and historians have suggested the cold war may be identified as the third world war because it was conducted globally by proxy fighters from the United States and later of NATO and the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact. In a 2006 interview, U.S. President George W. Bush compared the war against terrorism continues as like “World War III”.
Third World War is also a common theme in popular culture. A vast literature apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic science fiction is postulated describing the implementation and consequences of the Third World War, several notable films were made based on the Third World War, and is the subject of comics various games, songs, magazines, radio programs, newspapers, websites and billboards.
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Local Author Shares Father’s Story This Veteran’s Day ‘Another Side of World War II’ depicts the personal accounts of a Coast Guard Lieutenant
Kittery, ME (PRWEB) November 3, 2006
This Veteran’s Day, millions of Americans will be remembering the honorable men and women who have served our country, one of whom will be long-time Kittery, Maine, resident and author, Julie Patten.
Patten’s book, “Another Side of World War II: A Coast Guard Lieutenant in the South Pacific” (White Mane Publishing, December 2005), is a compilation of letters written by her father, Lieutenant Jules Fern, to his mother while serving in the South Pacific in World War II. The book depicts an often unreported, more human side of war.
After her father’s death in 1991, Patten sifted through several old trunks containing her father’s keepsakes. She came upon a box with a note taped to the top that read “WWII letters: Pitch at Fern’s Death.” Inside she discovered a box filled with letters, photos and documents still in their postmarked envelopes that her father had sent to his mother during his war assignment.
The letters are intriguing and amusing, often evoking smiles and laughter from the reader as the author reveals Lt. Fern’s quick adjustment to life at sea, the camaraderie he establishes with fellow officers and crewmates, and his opportune ventures to the surrounding islands. These letters present a stimulating view of the events of WWII as told by a person who lived them during his assignment in the South Pacific.
“Another Side of World War II: A Coast Guard Lieutenant in the South Pacific” is Patten’s tribute to her father. With this book, she hopes to honor his memory and his commitment to our country.
Patten is a graduate of the University of Denver and holds a master’s degree from the University of New Hampshire. She teaches English at York County Community College.
Patten will be appearing at Barnes & Noble in Manchester, NH, at 2:00 p.m. this Veteran’s Day. Her father’s wartime letters and photographs will be on display and Patten will be signing copies of her book.
The book is also available from Amazon.com, BN.com and can be ordered at The History Store in Greenland, NH.
To request a media kit or review copy, or to schedule an interview with Ms. Patten, please contact Allison McKay, publicist, Bisson Barcelona at 603 664-5776 or email.
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WORLD WAR II AFTERMATH After the World War II, which was fought between 1939-1945,every other day we see on discovery channel how it happened and killed millions in the globe. This was a war of wits and fabricated communications and propaganda. How would be the third world war, under the duress of a unipolar world order? The main challenger USSR all most disintegrated into pieces and new economy crisis surrounding the economic partners of the USA, Japan and Germany. Indian great divide
Many successes to the credit of West and USA in bifurcating India in 1947 , keeping the two parts burning in anger since then, over Kashmir. The major part of the GDP of both shipped to USA and west as remuneration for the arms and the debt continues to gain interest for the traders of the west World order after WW II Ironically since 1945 we have seen many upheavals and destruction in the world under the cold war and the war on terror and what not. All wars took their birth under the hands of those who carry the white flags and are the supporters of human rights. They are unfortunately the chief negotiators of peace be it UNO or otherwise back track diplomacy. Here is a small factual directory of happening , killing people like blades of grass .
World war III has begun Soviet war in Afganistan and its defeat A nuclear power captures Afghanistan and another nuclear power supports Afghans and it is death and destruction for a decade .The Afghans wins back their country. The supporter is successful in breaking a powerful nuclear opponent. Invades now the Afghanistan with the approval of UNO.A 46 nation army enters the Afghanistan and kills millions of civilians and while losing the war attacks the Pakistan and is at present crushing it like an furious Spanish bull .None has shown the bull the red mask. He is continuing massacre of Muslims without declaration of war. Hindu-Christian war on Muslims All Christian , Hindus and name sake liberal Muslims have joined a war against Islam .This world war is spread from India where mosques were demolished, millions killed in cold blood .be it Gujarat or Kashmir to Africa and Guatemala . Now a Hindu terror group is killing Muslims in Ajmer, maca masjed and samjota express has the support of some army officers and a big political Party. These innocent killings of Muslims are not named like 11/26 or 9/11 and mourned .Hundreds of muslim women raped and mosques destroyed is democracy but a Buddhist monument destroy by illiterate and liberal or uneducated afghans makes a case to destroy the muslim world.
Women in www iii
The women clawed with respect and veiled like nuns are barbaric acts, but rape of nuns and small kids in church is pardoned justified and not attacked. The world media does not remember the church sex scandals but remembers the beat of a wife by a Muslim for adultery. The thousands of women burnt in India for dowry and millions of women in west rebuked, used for sex is democracy. Illicit geology No one knows who is the father and father breeding daughters and sons breeding mothers is common game now in west who have no regard or record of marriage or child paternity. All these devilry acts are liberalism.Poly gamy is a crime but poly angry is allowed. Free sex is on windows and doors of western civilized but respect and honour to women as mother, sister or wife in Islam is misinterpreted.
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The whole media lies and projects wrongly and are propaganda machine of the devil. Truth is culled and lies are propagated. This absurdity is culture and respecting women and not allowing them to be molested or used as sex toys is Talabaism.The Iraq invasion and nuclear threat was a hoax and the criminal responsible for the death of millions are dancing and dining freely. The one who is telling truth of these immoral acts is most wanted. Who created him, they, is he alive no one knows yet the repression of Muslims in the world continues. Be it Sudan,Tunesia,Iran,Iraq,Phelestein,Egypt,Somalia,Indonesia ,Pakistan or eleswher.The war sanctioned by UNO under the signatures of false world order and unlawful UNO in Iraq or Afghanistan where more than 47 nations armies fight innocent ,unarmed peaceful demonstrators is infect a world war III in progress. Who will win it is on cards.
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During the Suez Crisis of 1956, Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin sent a note to British Prime Minister Anthony Eden warning that “if this war is not stopped it carries the danger of turning into a third world war
The Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962
Robert McNamara claimed that if it were not for Vasili Arkhipov, who prevented a nuclear launch on the B-59 Soviet submarine during the heat of the crisis, World War III would have broken out, saying at the Cuban Missile Crisis Havana conference, “A guy called Vasili Arkhipov saved the world.” Soviet ballistic missile false alarm (1983) On 26 September 1983, a Soviet early warning Chief Stanislav Petrov falsely detected five inbound intercontinental ballistic missiles. Petrov correctly assessed the situation as a false alarm. Petrov’s action likely averted a nuclear conflict, as the Soviet policy at that time was immediate nuclear response upon discovering inbound ballistic missiles. According to a report by Geoffrey Forden, the most likely culprit for the false alarm was the Cosmos-1382 satellite belonging to the Oko early warning system. Archer Able Archer 83 (1983) During Able Archer 83, a ten-day NATO command post exercise starting on November 2, 1983, the Soviets readied their nuclear forces and placed air units in East Germany and Poland on alert. Some historians believe this exercise was a close call to a start to World War III. Pristina International Airport—NATO and Russian standoff (1999) On 12–26 June 1999, Russian and NATO forces had a standoff over the Pristina Airport in Kosovo. NATO forces were tasked with seizing the airport; however the Russians, of which there were approximately 200, overpowered the NATO task force and thus gained control of the airfield. In response, American NATO commander Wesley Clark demanded that British General Sir Mike Jackson storm the airport with paratroopers, an order that is still debated. Jackson refused, reportedly replying, “I’m not going to start the Third World War for you”. Former British soldier turned singer-songwriter James Blunt revealed in 2010 he refused an order from General Clark to seize the airport from Russians, a decision which Blunt, believed could have triggered World War III Conflict. These include the Balkan Wars from 1912 to 1913 and the Polish–Soviet War from 1919 to 1921, the Japanese invasion of Manchuria and later China, the Spanish Civil War, the Italian invasions of Ethiopia and Albania, the 1938 German annexation of Austria (Anschluss), and the subsequent occupation of Czechoslovakia. Therefore, the specific event where a future World War III begins may only be determined retroactively. Some analysts and historians have suggested the Cold War can be identified as World War III because it was fought on a global scale by proxy combatants of the United States and later NATO, and the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact countries. In a 2006 interview, U.S. President George W. Bush likened the ongoing War on Terrorism as being like “World War III” A little more than a month after the September 11 attacks, Eliot Cohen, the director of strategic studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, declared in the Wall Street Journal that the struggle against terrorism was more than a law-enforcement operation, and would require military conflict beyond the invasion of Afghanistan. Cohen, like Marenches, considered World War III to be history. “A less palatable but more accurate name is World War IV,” he wrote. “The Cold War was World War III, which reminds us that not all global conflicts entail the movement of multi-million-man armies, or conventional front lines on a map.” Nuclear war is different than conventional warfare. Nuclear war brings devastation quickly and extensively than one can imagine .One set in it may have chain reactions all over earth and earth may perish like doomsday .The radiation releases and atmospheric pollution may give rise to extensive winters or summers beyond imagination. The first, and to date only, nuclear war was World War II: near the end of the war, the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.  at the time of those bombings, the United States was the only country to possess atomic weapons. After World War II, nuclear weapons were also developed by the United Kingdom, France, the Soviet Union, and the People’s Republic of China, which contributed to the state of conflict and tension that became known as the Cold War. In the 1970s, India and 1990s, Pakistan, countries openly hostile to each other, developed nuclear weapons. Israel, North Korea, and South Africa are also believed to have developed nuclear weapons, although South Africa subsequently abandoned them.
Author Prof Ghulam Mohyuddin Wani is a retired professor of science and social science including extensio and communication.He has been managing agricultural extension education,communication and tranfer of technologies to the farming groupd in Kashmir and India as professor,dean and director of extension education anf of late as Director state agricultural management institute an autonomus org as CEO and was of late Chief National Consultany (planning comm of India Nrra)
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WWII Aircraft: Throughout WWII there were many advances in technology, and it is also the first war to have ever experience air war fare. Because of this, many different aircrafts were built, but they all normally fall under three groups, Fighters, Attackers and Bombers. Of the 3 Groups it’s a matter of opinion which one was the most important.
Fighter Aircrafts: The Fighter aircraft was a major asset during the war, as they had to be produced to help defend against bombing attacks and fight off attack aircraft. These planes were simply designed to bring down other planes. One of the most iconic fighter aircraft of World War Two was the spitfire. This was used by the RAF and many of the allied countries during the war. Most people have heard of it through its use of helping defend Britain against German air attacks during the Blitz. The aircraft was used for numerous other reasons and is the only plane to have continual production before and after the war. No other basic attack craft like this throughout World War II could rival it for its speed.
The Attack Aircraft were used to attack ground forces. These forms of planes would either be fitted with standard machine guns or Anti Tank weapons. All sides had them, although one of the most infamous types was the Junkers Ju 87, although more widely known as Stuka aircrafts. These were piloted by Germans and were primarily used to attack ground troops by dive bombing them with machine guns. Special design features within it gave it an automatic pull up system that enabled the plane to level itself out if the pilot passed out from the high velocity dive bombing attacks.
The final type of aircraft to feature in World War II was the bombers. These aircraft were capable of releasing bombs from great altitudes, making it possible to pass over cities and military targets and destroy them from the air. One of the more widely known ones is the Lancaster Bomber.
This British design featured in the second part of the war in 1942. Its four engines meant it could carry heavier loads, so more bombs, and it was the main heavy bomber for the RAF. It was most commonly used for night bombings yet in excelled in precision day bombings as well. British design was a very important part of the making of the different types of aircrafts during World War Two.
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Providing brief information about World War II or as abbreviated WWII, was lasting military conflict from 1939 to 1945, which caused all the great powers and all nations, they were making two opposing alliance in military and it was called the allies and the axis, its also the most famous war in the history because over than one hundred million military was participated in this war, and this war effected economy and everything was for the service of the military as it is the first priority no matter what the civilian needs and wants .
There were a lot of civilians died in this war as significant events of mass death of civilians and that’s was including the Holocaust and the only time in the history of using the nuclear weapon in warfare which made the most dead masses in human history and the result was over than 60 million fatalities.
The war started in 1939 when Germany and Slovakia declared a war on Poland, so france decided to declare a war on Germany, Germany tried to make a big empire in Europe and in 1940 Germany dealed and conquered with too many Europe countries a mid soviet agreements Nominally neutral Soviet Union as a whole or in part, occupied and annexed by six neighboring countries in Europe.
Britain and the Commonwealth is the only great power, the battle against the Axis powers in North Africa and at sea and on a large scale to continue. In June 1941 the European Centre launched the invasion of the Soviet Union and given the early stage of the greatest war in the history of the country, from this point, and connects the ground of much of the military world power. In December 1941 and in Japan in a state of war with China was in 1937, and is committed to Asia, the United States and the European assets of the control in the Pacific, won quickly much of the region.
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