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
WW 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
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
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: https://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:https://glitternight.com/2013/05/21/the-top-four-forgotten-conflicts-in-american-history-2/
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17 responses to “WORLD WAR ONE: WAYS IT WAS DIFFERENT FROM WORLD WAR TWO”
Nice breakdown of the differences.
All wars are waged to advance the Zionist agenda.
Is that you, Christiane Amanpour?
Winston Churchill was Lord of the Admiralty before succeding to the Prime Minister position, and lead two disaterous attacks on Norway.
Thanks for commenting! I knew that but with just one sentence to sum up Churchill in World War 2 I went with his overall role.
Awesome! Never knew so many guys played a role in both wars!
Always glad to share info!
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Love your list…I was happy to see the History Channel linked to you. I especially liked the description of Goering!
Thank you very much! Glad you liked the Goering comment.
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Wonderful examination of these differences!
Thank you very much!