Ally Sheedy

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  • The Stereotypes Of John Hughes's The Breakfast Club

    teenagers. Next, Andrew Clark, played by Emilio Estevez, was first introduced in a letterman’s jacket with his sports awards sewn on it. Additionally, his dad gave him a pep talk about how the situation could not happen again because colleges do not give scholarships to athletes with disciplinary reports and how he can not miss a match. This allowed many people to relate to the athlete stereotype John Hughes was trying to portray. Then, John Bender, played by Judd Nelson, was first introduced wearing a large trench coat and walking in front of a moving car causing the car to slam on the breaks. Easily, this showed that Bender was not someone to mess with, and it showed him as a mysterious teenager. Finally, Allison Reynolds, played by Ally Sheedy, was introduced by getting out of the car Bender walked in front of and not saying a word. Then, the car zoomed off without any…

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  • Cliques In The Breakfast Club

    Arriving to school at 7 in the morning is hard enough, but doing so on a Saturday for detention, is even tougher! Yet five students, from different walks of life do just this, in one of the most iconic movie of the ‘80s. Directed by John Hughes, The Breakfast Club, is a film that follows the events of five teenagers serving their time -and shenanigans- in detention, while lifelong friendships are made by the simple act of understanding and relation. In the opening of the movie, the teenagers…

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  • The D-Day: The Invasion Of Normandy

    of 1944. June 6th, 1944 is arguably the greatest turning point in World War II. Planning large-scale attacks on five heavily guarded beaches was a prevalent concern of the Allies. Landing on each of those five beaches was an even greater challenge. However one must learn to walk before we can run, preparation was a major key to the success of these attacks. While D-Day was never officially planned months ahead for this specific date, the Allies were making moves that would eventually give them…

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  • Red Ball Express Research Paper

    On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. After the invasion, Allied Commanders had to confront a problem, “How are the Allies going to sustain one of the largest fighting force ever assembled, moving faster than any Army before it?” The Red Ball Express provides the solution for Allied Commanders. While the success came with a hefty price tag, the desperate…

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  • Battle Camp Narrative

    My legs are dying from exhaustion and from all the beatings I have endured. From what I can see though, I seem to be a target of the guards. They try to tear me down so everyone else will become pained when one of their own is suffering so much. Since I have so much time to think while we march I begin to think of all possibilities of our fate. The two leading ones were that they either marched us to death or we are met by Ally troops and freed. I see that the Germans were obviously trying to…

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  • Operation Husky Failure

    Operation HUSKY, the Allied invasion of Sicily launched in July of 1943 was one of the largest joint operations of the Second World War. By mid-August, the Allies captured Messina, the campaign’s key strategic objective. A literal as well as a developmental stepping-stone between the Allies’ victory in North Africa and the invasion of Hitler’s Fortress Europe, HUSKY was an important Allied victory. However, it was an imperfect victory, diminished by the escape of over 100,000 Axis soldiers.…

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  • Concentration Camp Liberators Research Paper

    Concentration Camp Liberators During the Second World War, as the Allies invaded Germany, the job of special units of soldiers called liberators was to liberate Nazi concentration camps scattered throughout Germany and other parts of Europe. These concentration camps were the housing of what the Germans called their prisoners of war. However, in reality, these camps were the areas or starvation, forced labor, and precise execution of tens of thousands of Jews and other minorities under Hitler’s…

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  • Operation HUSKY

    British forces further hindered planning and execution by the AFHQ and component command staffs. Trust between allies, services, and components enables the unified, focused application military force at the appropriate time and place. Mutual distrust between U.S. and British staffs had simmered since the Arcadia conference in December 1941, continued through TORCH, and into planning and execution of HUSKY. On the battlefield, British commanders were dismissive of U.S. fighting capabilities…

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  • Canadian Military Contributions

    enclosed by a series of dykes. Under the leadership of Canadian Lieutenant-General Guy Simonds, Canadian and British soldiers fought a series of fierce battles through October and early November, including amphibious assaults from small boats against German defenses along the estuary. Aside from the use of boats, the movement of men, tanks and other equipment was often restricted to narrow roadways along the top of dykes, under frequent German fire. The First Canadian Army had lost 6400 men in…

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  • Why The Slobodskoi's Cruelty Of The Allies?

    The Allies established in the city their own police and courts. Except of the Bureau of International Police, which was located on the Golden Horn seafront, each European Power had its own police department (British crocker, French and Italian section) in their zone of control. Americans, having neither a district to control, nor its own army in the city, dispatched their police patrols by evenings to gather from the streets drunken American sailors. Ottoman Police had permanent stations…

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