By Lynn Austin
They watched their sons, their brothers, and their husbands enlist to struggle a becoming risk around the seas. And whilst their kingdom requested, they responded the decision to boot. Virginia longs to discover a objective past others expectancies. Helen is pushed through a loneliness funds can't satisfy. Rosa is eager to flee her in-laws ideas. Jean hopes to end up herself in a man's international. lower than the typhoon clouds of destruction that threaten the USA throughout the early 1940's, this not likely amassing of ladies will event existence in occasionally starling new methods as their ideals are challenged and so they fight towards a brand new knowing of what love and sacrifice really suggest.
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2 million Poles, Jews, ethnic Volga Germans, Ukrainians, and Belorussians were forcibly deported to Siberia, the steppes of Kazakhstan, and remote regions in the Far East and north during these years. Their property was confiscated. Stalin set out ruthlessly to eradicate all signs and symbols of Polish identity. Repression became central to everyday life. Pettiness ruled. Poles were forbidden to ride in taxis, wear felt hats, walk in public parks, and carry briefcases. Everything recognizably Polish was banned, including Mass and the teaching of Polish history in schools.
The technological superiority of the Germans and, more importantly, their superior tactics dealt France a crushing blow. Allied military leaders had lamentably failed to develop a strategy appropriate to the new way the Germans were conducting battle. The Allied forces failed to ensure adequate air–ground support and their combined arms tactics were deficient. Most importantly, they had not realized the strategic implications of speed in modern, technologically driven combat. The Germans excelled at fast warfare and French and British forces could not keep up.
Conspiracy theories abounded, however (and continue to be believed by some). According to the conspiratory theorists, a cabal of officials, including Roosevelt, Cordell Hull, Henry Stimson, Frank Knox, and George Marshall, had deliberately lured the Japanese into attacking America so as to find an 21 the declaration of war in europe excuse for American participation. Some historians have suggested that Roosevelt had known of the forthcoming attack on Pearl Harbor and had allowed it to take place without warning in order to find an excuse for bringing the USA into the war.