Tuesday, February 24, 2009
this flat top ship is the kaga navle ship
these are some jap navel ships
this is a pitcher of some f6fs planes to help the ground troops on iwo jima
Operation overlord was the code name for the invasion of northwest Europe during World War II by allied forces. The operation began with the Normandy Landings on June 6th 1944 (D-Day). Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on June 6th, and more than 3 million troops had landed by the end of August.
On June 6, 1944, D day, the day of invasion for Overlord had come. The U.S. First Army, under Gen. Omar N. Bradley, and the British Second Army, under Gen. Miles C. Dempsey, established beachheads in Normandy on the French channel coast. The German resistance was strong, and the footholds for Allied armies were not nearly as good as they had expected. Nevertheless, the powerful counterattack with which Hitler had proposed to throw the Allies off the beaches did not materialize, neither on D day nor later. Enormous Allied air superiority over northern France made it difficult for Rommel, who was in command on the scene, to move his limited reserves. Moreover, Hitler became convinced that the Normandy landings were a feint and the main assault would come north of the Seine River. Consequently, he refused to release the divisions he had there and insisted on drawing in reinforcements from more distant areas. By the end of June, 850,000 men and 150,000 vehicles were ashore in Normandy.
"We Can Do It" and Rosie the Riveter would go down in history as one of the most famous of all WWII propaganda. For the campaign to the women of the country it would become the most recognized of all posters across the country. The original was produced by Westinghouse for war production. this picture depicts the strength and beauty and brawn of the women who were already working. it encouraged women all over the country to help. "We Can Do It"!
The picture to the left shows us that women not only were taking care of things on the home front, they were in the military as well.
This is a link to a news cast, that was broad casted during the war, by a women about working women.
This link goes to an essay that focuses about how life for women changed during and after the war.
Question and Answers
A: False; They also served over seas in the military.
Q: Was propoganda effective in recruiting women in the war?
A: Yes, it played to women's sympathy and persuaded them to join the home front forces!
Q: Did the women's role change after the war?
A: Yes, women were no longer considered as only homemakers, they had jobs and helped society. They also became more respected.
Clarissa Keate and Sarah Robison
Here is a photo of Eight Code Talkers. John Goodluck is in the bottom row, second from right In A league of their own, the Navajo code talkers were a substantial necessity for the fight to win WWII. Because of a lack of alphabet,symbols,and an unwritten language, it made deciphering impossible for the Japanese.At the beginning of the war, there were only 30 non Navajos who could speak the language, and not all of them were fluent. Phillip Johnston was one of those who spoke fluently, a veteran of WWI, he grew up on a Navajo reservation. He was the mastermind of using Navajo for coding.Unlike other codes that took hours to decode, the Navajo code took mere minutes. This idea was vital to making a congruent code.
(Pictured here are Cpl. Henry Blake,Jr.,and
Pfc George H. Kirkof code talkers on the battle front
relaying secret orders over the
Here is an overview article about the Navajo code talkers.
Here is an poster of the names of all the Code talkers
Q-Who Came up with the idea of using Navajo as a code?
- Philip Johnston.
Q- Why was the code successful?
-Lack of alphabet, symbols, and an unwritten language.
Q- Who was the code meant to fool?
- The Japanese.
The Navajo code talkers, were one of the main reasons that U.S secrets stayed that way. WIthout any form of alphabet the Japenese, had the worst time trying to decode the messages.
The Navajo Code Talkers were a vital part of World War II. Without them the war may have had a drastically different outcome. The Code Talkers were a group of Navajos put into six different military divisions whose simple job was to speak their own language. They used their own language and transformed it into a code that would never be broken by any code breaker. The idea to use the Navajo language was presented by Philip Johnston, a World War I veteran who lived among the Navajo when his was a missionary to them. Johnston came up with the idea when he saw in a newspaper that a Louisiana division was trying to develop an uncrackable code. Johnston promoted the idea of utilizing the Navajo language to the government, but they unsure of the idea because the Japanese had sent people over to study Cherokee and Choctaw languages, but they forgot the Navajo language.
Below is a link to a primary source of their language, a Navajo Code Talker Dictionary revised in 1945:
The first Navajo code talkers were a group of 29 who developed the language while attending boot camp. The whole entire dictionary of their code had to be memorized during camp.
During the war, the ranks of the Navajo code talkers exceeded 400 during 1942-1945. They were credited with saving numerous lives and helping to bring about a quick end to World War II.
The strength of the Navajos' code was unparalleled. The code was nearly so unbreakable that it baffled even the most skilled Japanese code breakers. Because of that code the outcome of the war was drastically different and the Navajo Code Talkers were honored for their great service in the war.
Links to Secondary Sources
2. When did the Navajo code talker units serve in the war?
3. How many different divisions did the Navajos serve in?
The picture above is of Hiroshima after the atomic bomb in 1945.
Island Hopping: Island hopping was a strategy used by allies to capture islands one after another until Japan came in range of American bombers. The United States hopped to many islands including:
Gilbert Islands:end of 1943
Marshall Islands:attacked 1/31/1944
Iwo Jima/Okinawa:attacked 2/19/1945
These islands are just some of the important battles that happened from 1942-1945. The island hopping campaign was lead by General Douglas MacArthur, Commander of the Allied forces in the Southwest Pacific, and Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.
The 38st gang was the group that had it the hardest becaused the lived the closets. Any one with a zoot suit was the ones that the service men were attacking and killing.