November 8, - Operation Torch begins U. November 11, - Germans and Italians invade unoccupied Vichy France. November 19, - Soviet counter-offensive at Stalingrad begins. December 2, - Professor Enrico Fermi sets up an atomic reactor in Chicago.
May 12, at I want to talk about the weather, or my impressions of the city, or what I love and hate about our hotel, or about visiting so many cultural sites.
I guess I can sum up everything with a quote from a quote from Sweeney Todd: But being here, absorbing the sights and sounds and smells of the city have brought home the history and the reality of where I am.
Finally, London feels real to me. Yes, it has always seemed real to me. But when I stepped into the Churchill Museum and began exploring where Churchill helped to plan the war and where soldiers slept, ate and worked round the clock to keep Britain from being invaded, I felt myself become part of the war; I could see my place in history and how it related to me.
And then in Bletchley Park, I had another one of those moments when I saw the war through a whole new light. Standing there among the huts and the mansion where the British Army, Navy, and Civil Intelligence Services broke the Enigma codes, which helped to end the war a few years earlier, I realized I was standing in history, where important events took place and without which I might not be around to write about this study abroad trip.
As I went through the museum at Bletchley and saw a full-length Nazi flag displayed near the code-breaking exhibit, I thought to myself: I might not even exist. And I live to remember it. Only that it has been edifying beyond belief, and made the Second World War more relevant to me than ever before.
And at the end, I will be able to look back and know that this trip has greatly influenced not only broadened my knowledge of WWII, but also made me appreciative of all the sacrifices that were made so that someday I could come here and write about it.
I will write again from Normandy.Adolf Hitler was once nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The prize has a long history, dating back to the late What if he had won? It would have been truly ironic, with World War II starting, that, arguably, the main cause of the war, had won a Peace prize.
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There’s so much I want to say about this trip, so much I want to tell everyone about.
I want to talk about the weather, or my impressions of the city, or what I love and hate about our hotel, or about visiting so many cultural sites. Watch video · Adolf Hitler, one of history's most notorious dictators, initiated fascist policies in Nazi Germany that led to World War II and the deaths of at least .