The Dieppe Raid

Winston Churchill and Allies under intense pressure to “do something” to relieve pressure on Soviet Union – “Operation Jubilee” was to be a quick raid: – Gather information, test tactics for a later invasion, worry the Nazis – Aug. 19th, 1942 6000 troops land in France (5000 are Canadians): – 900 die on beaches –…

Germany After WWI

ECONOMIC PROBLEMS (INFLATION) Instead of taxing its people to finance WWI, Germany had borrowed the money. Thus it had burdened its citizens with a huge debt. To payoff this debt after the war, the German government simply printed more money. This was done even though the country’s industry, agriculture, and commerce were not expanding because…

Slang of the 1920s

All Wet – Describes an erroneous idea or individual, as in, “he’s all wet.” Applesauce – an expletive; same as horsefeathers; as in “Ah applesauce!” Bee’s Knees – An extraordinary person, thing, idea; the ultimate Berries – That which is attractive or pleasing; similar to bee’s knees; as in “It’s the berries.” Big Cheese –…

The Wars: Essay Topics

You are to select one of the following topics and write an academic, formal, literary essay with an introduction, body paragraphs, transition paragraphs and a conclusion. It should be no more than five typed pages (double spaced-including quotations) 1.         “Robert Ross comes riding straight towards the camera. His hat has fallen off. His hands are…