Essays Tagged: "u boats"

"The Cay -Book Review by Theodore Taylor"

AuthorTheodore Taylor is an American writer who also makes documentary films. His inspiration to writ ... lso makes documentary films. His inspiration to write "The Cay" came from his research into German submarines that fought in the Second World War. He is now married with three children and lives in Ca ... tingThis novel is set in the 1940's on a small island, called a "cay", in the Caribbean Sea. German U-boats are constantly submerged in the vicinity of the island and Williamsted, Phillip's home, whic ...

(3 pages) 62 0 3.8 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Causes and Us involvement in World War I

OutlineI. IntroductionA. QuoteB. Question: What events caused the world to go to war? Why did the Uni ... id the United States become involved?II. BodyA. Nationalism and ImperialismB. Assassination of Archduke Francis FerdinandC. The United States and the War1. Neutrality2. Trade3. U-boatsIII. ConclusionA ... and the War1. Neutrality2. Trade3. U-boatsIII. ConclusionA. Mention most important pointsB. Answer questionIV. BibliographyIntroductionOn the day of April 2, 1917 President Woodrow Wilson went before ...

(8 pages) 265 1 3.4 Dec/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War I

The Pacific War...Just about anything that happened in the Pacific War and Why.

merican military chiefs had agreed on a common strategy with Great Britain: Germany, the most powerful and dangerous of the Axis powers, must be defeated first. Only enough military resources would be ... e Japanese west of an Alaska-Hawaii-Panama defensive line (Anderson 56).Competition for limited resources between the Allied commanders of the European and Pacific theaters was actually less intense t ...

(3 pages) 58 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

This Essay describes the Halifax Explosion that occurred in Canada in 1917.

Halifax explosion was the world's largest man made explosion. It occurred on Thursday, December 6, 1917, a bright sunny day in Halifax. World War I was going on its pea ... was going on its peak in Europe. The port of Halifax was filled with different ships of war relief supplies and munitions. People of the city didn't have any idea of what will happen, people were goin ... relief ship Imo left for open sea. At almost the same time, the French ship Mont Blanc was heading up the harbour to heath. She was waiting for a convoy to accompany her on the way. A convoy wasneces ...

(2 pages) 21 0 1.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > Canadian History

"The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril" Winston Churchill. Discuss

In both world wars, Britain was to find itself in a desperate situation. In 1917 and 1941 respectively, the supply situation got to such a severe point that it seeme ... vere point that it seemed that unless things got better drastically and immediately, then Britain would be required to sue for peace. Jellicoe declared in 1917 that 'It is impossible for us to go on w ... icoe declared in 1917 that 'It is impossible for us to go on with the war if losses like this continue' . By 1941 the joint chiefs themselves recognised that Britain was again in such a similar situat ...

(9 pages) 40 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

WWII timeline

ancellor of Germany. He abolishes democracy and becomes a dictator. Japan and Germany leave the League of Nations1935 - The German military enters the neutral Saar region, Hitler restores conscription ... the demilitarized Rhine region. The German-Italian "axis" is formed.1937 - Japan, which already occupies Manchuria, invades central China1938 - Hitler annexes Austria and western Czechoslovakia.Mar 1 ...

(8 pages) 25 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

What lead to the United States involvement in World War One?

ricans wanted nothing to do with it. The national government agreed with the people and proclaimed our neutrality. As the war went on, the United States found it harder to remain neutral. Their attach ... er to remain neutral. Their attachment to Mother England made them more sympathetic to the Allies, but they would not let their attachment pull them into war. The popular opinion of the United States ...

(2 pages) 40 2 4.7 May/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

United States and the Great War

There are several reasons for the United States entering The Great War. However, most Americans preferred to stay out of the conflict. ... ing The Great War. However, most Americans preferred to stay out of the conflict. President Wilson publicly and formally stated that the United States would adhere to a policy of neutrality., However, ... that the United States would adhere to a policy of neutrality., However, in three short years, the United States would find itself involved in the conflict which would later became known as the first ...

(5 pages) 51 0 0.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Why the US was justified in entering WWI.

The events leading up to April of 1917 left the United States no choice but to enter the war against Germany. The Unite ... hoice but to enter the war against Germany. The United States had every intention to maintain its neutrality throughout the European conflict but Germany's actions pulled them into fighting. Germany's ... ting. Germany's submarine warfare, threats to democracy, and contacts with Mexico threatened the security and honor of the United States and could not be tolerated.The creation and deployment that Ger ...

(3 pages) 40 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War I

Do you think the actions and skills of Hitler and the Nazi Movement were more important in winning support than factors outside their control such as the economic depression?

The gradual incline of the support for Nazism and Hitler, during the 1930's in particular, can be said to be ... ine of the support for Nazism and Hitler, during the 1930's in particular, can be said to be the result of several factors - those within the control of Hitler and the ones outside of his power, altho ... within the control of Hitler and the ones outside of his power, although he was often able to manipulate these to his advantage. I believe that such external issues played a great role in propelling ...

(5 pages) 18 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > German History

World War One Causes

Though perhaps inevitable that the United States would be forced to join World War I eventually, the na ... ps inevitable that the United States would be forced to join World War I eventually, the natural assumption that the US would automatically fight on the side of the Allies is incorrect. Throughout the ... matically fight on the side of the Allies is incorrect. Throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the United States had made an effort to remove itself from European politics and conflicts. T ...

(3 pages) 56 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War I

The Hunt For Red October

THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER Few words about the author - Tom Clancy - books about war - knows very much abou ... t the author - Tom Clancy - books about war - knows very much about the army - former member of the U.S. Marine Corps published in 1984 "“ filmed in 1986 the two Main Characters are: Commander Ra ... ps published in 1984 "“ filmed in 1986 the two Main Characters are: Commander Ramius: for the Russians an U-Boat god - has trained every skipper - wants to desert and come into the USA - hates th ...

(3 pages) 54 0 2.0 Jun/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Why Did Germany And Her Allies Lose WWI?

llies lose World War I? When recalling World War I, many historians believe that Germany became the underdog of the war. How did they come to this conclusion? According to one historian, Fritz Fischer ... istorian, Fritz Fischer, Germany was responsible for World War I. His theory states that the Mitel Europa is the cause for Germany's loss. Mitel Europa is the objective of Germany in which they were t ...

(5 pages) 17 0 3.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War I

World War I

World War I World War I officially started on June 28, 1914 when the Serbia Black Hand assassinated Archduke Ferdinand. Ferdinand was heir to the A ... 914 when the Serbia Black Hand assassinated Archduke Ferdinand. Ferdinand was heir to the Austrian Hungarian throne. Soon, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. With all of the alliances in Europe, ... all of the alliances in Europe, when Germany declared war on Serbia, it was also declaring war on Russia. This chainlike reaction soon involved Britain, Italy and France also.The first step of each c ...

(3 pages) 21 1 3.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War I

U-boats During World War II

U-boat comes from the German word unterseeboot. It is the basic German diesel-electric submarine tha ... s from the German word unterseeboot. It is the basic German diesel-electric submarine that changed submarine warfare during World War II. U-boats constructed during World War II were Type VII-C. It wa ... made of steel and displaced 871 metric tons of water, which is only a tenth of the modern ones produced by the U.S. today. It could hold only 14 torpedoes in its bow and stern compartments, and like ...

(1 pages) 720 0 5.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

WWI (The Great War)

On June 28 1914, the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand triggered the war. However, this event ... 4, the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand triggered the war. However, this event did not cause the United States to join the war. After the assassination, Austria Hungary declared war on Serb ... n the war. After the assassination, Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. As the war progressed, Russia, France, and Britain joined on the side of the Allies because of alliances to each other. Germ ...

(2 pages) 23 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War I

Congressional Decision to Declare War on Germany

As the Great War between the Allied and Central Powers continued in Europe, the debate over American presence in the war and President Woodrow Wilson's declarati ... urope, the debate over American presence in the war and President Woodrow Wilson's declaration of neutrality thrived as a strong issue throughout the country. More issues began to add up in the minds ... as a strong issue throughout the country. More issues began to add up in the minds of politicians, urging them to discard neutrality, support the Allies, and declare war on Germany. President Wilson ...

(3 pages) 9 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Causes of World War I

As war consumed Europe, Americans hoped that the Atlantic ocean was enough to seperate them from it and keep th ... ean was enough to seperate them from it and keep them out of the war.President Wilson said that the US would stay out of it saying it was "a war in which we had nothing to do".But America could not he ... a war in which we had nothing to do".But America could not help but take sides. As immigrants from Europe gave roots to many Americans, it was hard for them not to be opinionated about which side to t ...

(3 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II