Inthe Hungarian military participated in the occupation of Yugoslavia and the invasion of the Soviet Union. The Soviet army was able to force back the Hungarian and other Axis invaders. By Soviet armies were advancing towards Hungary. Fearing invasion, the Hungarian government began armistice negotiations with the Allies.
Woolf was still serving as principal of Brigham Young High School. The war in Europe was worrisome, but the development of radar had helped Britain resist German attacks.
Then on December 7,Japanese planes launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. The planes came in two waves; by 9: Behind them they left chaos, 2, dead, destroyed planes and a crippled Pacific Fleet that included eight damaged or destroyed battleships.
In one day the Japanese action silenced a debate that had divided Americans since the German defeat of France, which had left England alone in the fight against the Nazi war machine.
Roosevelt requested a Declaration of War from Congress, and received it. Some students at BYH joined the military before graduation. So many male students left BYU to join the military that women soon outnumbered men on the university campus six to one.
At least three BYH students were among them, including: Philip James Christensen Killed in Italy in BYH Class of He was also involved in an opera production while in school.
Philip was born March 4, in Lehi, Utah. His parents were Harold D. Christensen and Nellie Catherine Needham. Interment, Provo City Cemetery.
Paul Hone Smith Missing in action France. Paul Hone Smith, Lt. Air Force, was born December in Provo, Utah. His parents were John S.
This year-old Lieutenant in the U. Air Force was a bombardier on a B Bomber.
During operations over the Mediterranean the bomber fell out of the sky in flames, plummeting into the ocean. Part of his crew was seen bailing out of the bomber as it fell and some were eventually rescued, but Lieutenant Smith was nowhere to be found.
It had been his 26th and was to have been his final combat flight. Douglass in Ellington Field, Texas. He was then transferred to Big Springs, Texas for a twelve-week training course on August 14th.
Preparatory to going across seas, Lt. After he was reported missing, services and honors were rendered on behalf of Lt. He was awarded the Air Medal for "meritorious achievement in aerial flight while participating in sustained operational activities against the enemy from April 15 thru May 12, In Cold War: Origins of the Cold War the United States and Great Britain on the one hand and the Soviet Union on the other began to unravel.
By the Soviets had installed left-wing governments in the countries of eastern Europe that had been liberated by the Red Army.
After the USSR won the Cold War, Joseph Stalin was considered one of the great heroes of the Soviet Union and the world, Prelude to World War II. As the GBI rounded up wreckers as home, storm clouds were gathering around the world.
, Germany declared war on the U.S. On December 14, , Steele had Kimmel and Short put on trial. The 36th Anniversary of this organization The 19th Anniversary of this website January 1, The Cold War is the name for the overarching rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union that came to define the epoch from the end of World War II in until the collapse of the Soviet Union in At its center—part cause, part effect—was the postwar division of Europe and especially of Germany, whose unification in The civil war resulted from a highly polarized struggle between left and right ideologies that started in From each side targeted the power vacuum resulting from the end of German-Italian occupation (–) during World War II.
The struggle became one of the first conflicts of the Cold War (c. to ) and represents the first Result: Hellenic Army victory.
In , Adolf Hitler didn't declare war on the United States.
Now, in , the Third Reich, stretching from the coast of France to the icy wastes of Eastern Russia, appears supremely powerful. Prelude to World War III; The Soviet Union built their first nuke in They now () have an inexhaustible supply. No explanation given.