Analysis Of Irving Strobing's War

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One of the two difficulties was lacking supplies, from foods and water to guns and bullets. In Irving Strobing’s radio, it said “how about a chocolate soda? Not many. Not here yet.” Based on the place and time, which were Corregidor, Philippines and May 5, 1942, it described Japan militaries besieged U.S. troop in Philippine Island. The supplies were difficult to transport to island and the bad situation caused debility of soldiers. John Conroy’s letter also referred the bad living condition on Guadalcanal, an island in southern Pacific Ocean, and he described there were “little food or hope.” Allen Spach’s letter had more description, “with no supplies coming in we had to eat coconuts, captured rice, crab meat, fish heads.” Under difficulties, …show more content…
Using Japanese’s foods and clothes to satisfied their basic requirements. Allen’s letter also disclosed the fact that “what few of the fellows here are scarred by various wounds and 90% have malaria.” The lack of supplies and backward technique of medicine result in wounded soldiers dying painfully. According to textbook, penicillin was introduced in the late of 1943, and Allen fought in the early of 1943, which was a pain for Allen to witness his battle companions died with despair.
Since United States declared war to Axis Powers, government had put hard effort to finance and coordinate the war. The Revenue Act of 1942 and war bonds helped raising military expenditure and the War Production Board awarded defense contracts, allocated scare resources, and persuaded business to convert to military production. Based on government’s act, Soldiers still lacked supplies because three reason. The first reason was
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U.S. Forces couldn’t provide enough advantages in air, land, and sea and soldiers had to suffer from enemies’ shells and bombs. In Irving’s radio, “shells are dropping all night, faster than hell,” and “enemy heavy cross-shelling and bombing. They have got us all around and from skies” presented the danger that soldiers couldn’t resist. Allen’s letter depict they were “continually harassed by submarines as we had no convoy whatsoever” in traveling to Pacific front. In the battlefield, Allen faced the same situation as Irving because they lost air control after two days. Shelling and bombing were massive range explosion that pillaged soldiers’ lives and destroyed fortifications. Enemies frequently bombed and harassed soldiers at night and few rest caused neurolysis which decreased troops’ combat effectiveness in the

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