HST 163 Video/Novel

BB: When did World War II begin? Where?
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A miracle battle in France in May of 1940. It was so important because France was able to evacuate a majority of WWI veterans to London. Germany won it. The allies felt good about this because they evacuated veterans to fight another day. The Germans faced 3 days of fog and couldn't bomb Paris. The Germans cut off the troops in Northern France from the rest of the War.
BB: Describe Russia's response to the German attack? What stopped the German advance? What was Stalin's greatest weapon? Why?Stalin was shocked. The weather stopped Germany from advancing. Stalin's greatest weapon was slash and burn because in was a horrible winter and the wells were poisoned and all livestock slottered with nothing for the German's to take advantage of in Russia.BB: What Russian city suffered so much during a long siege by the Germans?LinengradWhy was the battle of Stalingrad so important? Who won it? What difference did it make?The oil fields were there. Russia won after Germany took over Stalingrad, when Germany surrendered. Hitler took a major loss.BB: Was U.S. entry caused by anything Hitler did? What did bring the U.S. into the war?Not Hitler. Japan bombing Pearl Harbor.BB: What was Germany's best weapon in the Atlantic? What stopped it?U-boats, or submarines. U.S. sonar stopped them.BB: Who were the great German and British generals fighting each other in North Africa?German: Rommel British: MonteBB: As the war moved into Italy from North Africa, what happened to Mussolini? What was Hitler's response?Mussolini was arrested and overthrown. Hitler sent people in to free him.BB: What happened in Normandy in June 1944? Who were the two generals fighting each other there?The day of infamy, D-Day. U.S.: Dwight Eisenhower Germany: RommelG: How many Jews lived in Europe at the end of WWI?9.5 millionG: How long had Jews been part of German life?more than 1000 yearsG: According to Hitler, why had Jews brought Negroes into the Rhineland?ultimate idea of bastardizing the white raceG: How did other countries react to Jews trying to flee Nazi Germany?Had a little sympathy, but no one wanted them.G: What did Nazi leaders decide at the Wannsee Conference?Created Selection and Concentration campsG: Where was the first Nazi death camp built?ChmleamoG: Who was Raoul Wallenberg, and how did he save so many thousands of Jews?One who wanted to help Jews. He made many passports to Sweden and gave them to the Jews that he could.WF: Who wrote the novel on which the film, All Quiet on the Western Front, is based?Erich Maria RemarqueWF: Describe Kantorek's (the teacher's) reaction to the coming of the war. How does he tell his students about it? What is the result?He talks highly of the Germans to stand up and win the war. He singles out the students telling to join. They all respond eager and excited to join.WF: Before they began training, what did the boys expect the army and the war to be like?Joy and fun, plus the general was going to be the teacher so they were excited for that.WF: How did their views change with more experience?It changed to them not enjoying being demanded around. Also they were not used to so little food, tons of boredom, and hard work.WF: What social class were the boys? What class were the older enlisted soldiers they met at the front? What class differences do you notice?The boys were high class. The older men were poor working class. The boys were dressed well, didn't like work, and had a mad appetite.WF: What are some of the problems the soldiers encountered in trench warfare?Rats, sleep deprivation, going crazy, and boredom.WF: What was Kemmerich's legacy to his friends, his possession that passed from one to another after his death?His legacy was a pair of leather boots that were passed down from his uncle.