World War II News

1945

Japaneses Army Attacks Pearl Harbor

Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941


On the morning of December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japaneses planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii, lasting nearly 2 hours and destroying 20 American naval vessels, 8 battleships, and more than 300 airplanes. The attack killed more than 2,000 American soldiers and sailors with another 1,000 wounded by the attack. The day after, the congress declare war with Japan and its' allies joins in three days later. The surprised attack was planned to "scare" the U.S. into supplying oil to Japan again, but instead Japan was fired back with more disaster, bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Biography of Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler was a German politician and the leader of the Nazi party, also safe to say that he is the reason behind the start of the WWII. He oversaw fascist policies that caused millions of death of innocent people. He strongly believed in Nazism, which its' main concept was to create a population of "ideal" race.

As he took control, he began to set up concentration camps for Jews, Poles, children and adults with disabilities, Jehovah's Witnesses and trade unionists, communists, and homosexuals. In total, Nazis were responsible for almost 14 million deaths, and 6 million of those who died were Jews. His loathsome actions didn't stop until the soviets drove the Germans back into Western Europe, early 1945.

On April 29, 1945, Hitler marries Evan Braun. On the same day he is informed, the Italian dictator, Benito Mussolini was assassinated, he decides to commit suicide the day after his wedding with his wife, not wanting to be taken and surrender my the enemy troops.