WORLD WAR ONE: WAYS IT WAS DIFFERENT FROM WORLD WAR TWO

American Dough Boys

American Dough Boys

Many people tend to confuse World Wars One and Two. With Veteran’s Day coming up Balladeer’s Blog presents a look at some of the ways in which World War One stands out from the later conflict.

WW I – Lasted from 1914 to 1918  *** WW II – Lasted from 1939 to 1945 

WW I – America entered the war in April, 1917 *** WW II – America entered the war in December, 1941

WW I – Italy and Japan fought on the side of the Allied Powers *** WW II – Italy and Japan fought on the side of the Axis Powers

WW I – Germany, under Kaiser Wilhelm, led the Central Powers *** WW II- Germany, under Adolf Hitler, led the Axis Powers

WW I – Sinking of the Lusitania *** WW II – Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

WW I – The Allied disaster at Gallipoli *** WW II – The Allied disaster Operation: Market Garden

gallipoliWW I – Douglas MacArthur is an American Commander in charge of the Rainbow Division in Europe *** WW II – Douglas MacArthur is Commander in Chief of the entire Pacific Theater of Operations

WW I – George S Patton is an American Cavalry Officer who eventually becomes a tank commander *** WW II – George S Patton is an American Army commander leading troops in North Africa, Italy and France

WW I – Winston Churchill is the architect of the Allied disaster at Gallipoli *** WW II – Winston Churchill is the British Prime Minister who courageously guided the British Empire through the conflict

WW I- Franklin Roosevelt is an Under-Secretary of the Navy and is able to walk *** WW II – Franklin Roosevelt is a wheelchair-bound President of the United States guiding the nation through the conflict 

WW I – Erwin Rommel is a German officer distinguished for his heroics at the Battle of Caporetto *** WW II – Erwin Rommel is called the Desert Fox for his tank corp’s successes against the Allies in the Sahara

Harry Truman in World War One

Harry Truman in World War One

WW I – Harry S Truman is a Captain in America’s Artillery Battery D *** WW II – Harry S Truman goes from being a U.S. Senator to Vice President and, following Roosevelt’s death in office – President

WW I – Hermann Goring is a successful fighter pilot *** WW II – Hermann Goring is a subhuman piece of filth accomodating Adolf Hitler’s insane whims

WW I – General “Black Jack” Pershing, Sgt York and Lawrence of Arabia *** WW II – General Dwight “Ike” Eisenhower, Audie Murphy and Field Marshall Montgomery

WW I – The Ottoman Muslims commit the greatest atrocities of the war *** WW II – The German Nazis commit the greatest atrocities of the war

WW I – Very, very late in the war the Germans use their Big Berthas and similar large weapons to inflict long-range deaths in England *** WW II – Very, very late in the war the Germans use their V-2 rockets to inflict long-range deaths in England

Lafayette Escadrille

Lafayette Escadrille

WW I – The Lafayette Escadrille *** WW II – The Black Sheep Squadron

WW I – Japan seizes the Pacific Islands that the German Empire still holds onto *** WW II – Japan is an ally of the Third Reich 

WW I – Lettow-Vorbeck is the most respected enemy officer of the war *** WW II – Rommel is the most respected enemy officer of the war

WW I – The Great Salient of 1918 *** WW II – The Battle of the Bulge

WW I – “Vinegar Joe” Stilwell is an officer in the American Fourth Corps during the St Mihiel Offensive *** WW II – “Vinegar Joe” Stilwell is the highest-ranking American commander in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations

WW I – Dwight Eisenhower is a very capable young officer in the U.S. overseeing the training and supplying of the American Expeditionary Force in Europe *** WW II – Dwight Eisenhower is the Commander in Chief of the entire European Theater of Operations 

FOR MY LOOK AT FORGOTTEN AMERICAN NAVAL BATTLES OF WORLD WAR ONE CLICK HERE: http://glitternight.com/2013/05/25/the-top-forgotten-u-s-naval-battles-of-world-war-one/

FOR THE TOP FOUR FORGOTTEN WARS IN AMERICA’S HISTORY CLICK HERE:http://glitternight.com/2013/05/21/the-top-four-forgotten-conflicts-in-american-history-2/

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12 responses to “WORLD WAR ONE: WAYS IT WAS DIFFERENT FROM WORLD WAR TWO

  1. Nice breakdown of the differences.

  2. All wars are waged to advance the Zionist agenda.

  3. Louis Grady

    Winston Churchill was Lord of the Admiralty before succeding to the Prime Minister position, and lead two disaterous attacks on Norway.

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  5. Awesome! Never knew so many guys played a role in both wars!

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