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    It witnessed Fredrick Jackson Turner’s The Significance of the Frontier in American History as well as Fredrick Douglas, who used his platform to present a speech that both indicted Columbus and criticized the fair (McGarry 10/2016). The White City was seen as the epitome of western civilization. For the first time, visitors were able to view anthropological exhibits where they could measure their own skulls. Because the Midway had a variety of intriguing exhibits and different forms of entertainment, such as hydrogen filled balloons that could carry visitors into the sky and the Ferris wheel it had a pull that the White City did not (Larson 267). As fascinating and intriguing the Midway had been in exposing the “barbarism” of ethnic cultures from around the world. The true manifestation of barbarism was only a train ride away from the populated…

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    On the third of June, Japanese planes attacked Dutch Harbor, Fort Glenns, and Mears in the Aleutians. Along with the attack on Australia, this was meant to be an attack that distracted and diverted the American fleet; however, due to the intelligence, the USN knew Midway was the main objective and was not dissuaded in any way. Even though the attack damaged Dutch Harbor severely, in the end, it hurt Japan far more than helping due to the loss of a slightly damaged Zero, which was recovered by…

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    Page 1. *video playing in background with volume* *volume fades out* *like Houdini the narrator appears* Narrator: The Battle for the Solomon Islands, it was harsh battle against the Japanese, and a big turning point for the allies on the way to winning the Second World War. It all started on August 7th, 1942 when the first American troops landed on the shores of the Guadalcanal which was captured by the Japanese who were allied with the Nazis. Japanese infantry were building air bases on the…

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    base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. The attack lasted to hours long. In that amount of time 20 naval ships were destroyed and more than 300 airplanes were destroyed. More than 2,000 American soldiers died and 1,000 were wounded. Many of the men and some of the women were all apart of families back inland, and many families were hurt by this attack. The U.S. mourned over the attack at Pearl Harbor and is arguably one of the worst attacks on the U.S. in history. The Japanese failed their…

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    Analysis Of Midway Speech

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    Midway Speech ______________________________________________ Hello, thank you for attending this update. I'm Frank Knox, the Secretary of The Navy of the United States. Yesterday, probably one of the most important Naval battles in the war so far took place. Attempting to destroy the remaining aircraft carriers, the Japanese Navy attacked the island of Midway. However, an intelligence team under the command of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz was able to decode the Japanese fleet codes about a month…

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    August 2, 1943. An American Lieutenant, 27 years of age, was with his crew of 13 aboard a PT boat near Japanese waters. It was late at night. Suddenly, the Lieutenant spotted in the darkness the outline of a boat coming straight towards them. At first he mistook it for a fellow PT boat-no cause for alarm. Yet as it came closer, he realized what it was: A Japanese destroyer. He made an attempt at the guns and tried to move out of the way, but it was too late. The PT boat was hit by the enormous…

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    The Battle of Midway: Lessons Learned In the months following the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by the Empire of Japan, the United States found itself embroiled in conflict in two theaters of war; in Europe, North Africa, and the Atlantic as well as in the Pacific. Through the preceding years, the United States cautiously escalated its support for the Allied countries in the European theater with Anglo-American partnership programs such as the Lend-Lease Act and Destroyers…

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    On 1 April, the JCS approved operation SANDCRAB. After obtaining the needed shipping, work began to recapture the Attu and further on the Kiska. An imposing armada pulled together to support the invasion. The attack force consisted of three battleships, a small aircraft carrier, and seven destroyers for escorting and providing supporting fire for the Army landing force, there were two covering groups, composed of several cruisers, destroyers. Submarines were positioned, for early detection of a…

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    Battle Of Midway Essay

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    The Battle of Midway was one of the battles leading up to WW2. In 1942, the Battle of Midway one of the most influential U.S. victories against Japan during World War II. During the four days of battle, the U.S. Pacific Fleet succeeded in destroying four Japanese aircrafts. The only battle that the U.S fleet lost was The Battle of Yorktown. In six months of offensives prior to Midway, Japanese had triumphed in lands throughout the Pacific. These lands include Malaysia, Singapore,…

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    Iwo Jima Battle Analysis

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    There are four important battles that took place between Allied forces and Japanese forces. The first battle is known as the Battle of Midway, and according to the textbook (2014), the battle began when the United States sent ships into the area known as Midway to protect an airfield there. Japan viewed this as a breaking of code, and sent their men to Midway. While the leader of the naval ships, Chester Nimitz, hid his men beyond the horizon, he waited for the Japanese to start the attack. Even…

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