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 In world war II technology advancements were very important. Without the advancements a lot of war weapons we have today wouldn't be so great.During the war Germany had great new technologies. For example combat planes , tanks, and assault rifles. When uranium became a known atomic energy source the United States took that opportunity to make an atomic bomb, also called The Manhattan project. With this the U.S. destroyed two major cities in Japan. Technology took a domino effect with the involving countries, when someone made something new and powerful another country would try to make it also but bigger or more powerful.Being secretive was Germany's' best strategy. They used a machine called an Enigma,  made by Germans. Enigma means puzzle that cannot be solved, and that name was true. The only ones who could decipher the messages were allies. Reason being is that the machine was designed like a type writer but the letters, each letter was connected to a wheel that created a signal.

 

 

 

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Primary Doc. #3 : German military technology during World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

German military technology during World War II

German military technology during World War II increased greatly in terms of sophistication. Nazi Germany put much effort into developing weapons, particularly aircraft, rockets, submarines and tanks during the war. Infantry weapons Germany developed numerous new weapons during the war, including the first assault rifle in the world.

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Germans are highly inventive. In 1940 they developed the first assault rifle it was proven to be very successful against the allies. Unfortunately the gun wasn't enough to scare the allies when the war was ending. When the war started Germany realized that tanks were a necessity. Heinz Guderian took it upon himself to help make tanks as a propaganda tool, but the power of the tank causes more to need to be made. In 1944 came the Messerschmit Me 262, the worlds first combat plane.

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Since cell phones weren't even a thought during World War II communication was very important. The picture above is a Enigma machine. The name Enigma means a puzzle that cannot be solved.Primarily they were used by Germany to create secret messages.The Germans believed that no one would be able to know what the message said. It looks like a typewriter but the letters send messages through wheel they don't really write sentences.

 

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Website Review #2: Technology during World War II

Technology during World War II

This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page . Technology played a crucial role in determining the outcome of World War II. Much of it was developed during the interwar years of the 1920s and 1930s, some were developed in response to valuable lessons learned during the war, and some were beginning to be developed as the war ended.

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Engineers created many different types of weaponry that helped win the war like ships, vehicles, rocketry, and biological advancements. Vehicles were very useful in the transportation of of soldiers and weapons during the war. Chemical and surgical techniques became more necessary and useful. This was the first war where military were more focused on finding out what advancements others were coming up with instead of ending the war.

 

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1.Intricate: Very complicated or detailed

At school teachers read a lot of intricate things.

 

2. Recoil: Suddenly spring or flinch in fear

Little kids recoil when you pretend you're going to hit them.

 

3.Pacifist: A person who believes that war and violence are unjustifiable.

Hippies are pacifist.

 

4.Skepticism: Skeptical attitude or Doubts the truth.

Girls show a lot of skepticism.

 

5.Fortification:Defensive wall or other reinforcement.

The Berlin wall is an example of Fortification.

 

6. Retrofitted: Add to something that did not have it when manufactured.

Bedazzling something is another way to retrofit it.

 

7. Emigrated: Leave one's own country in order to settle permanently in another.

People who get green cards emigrated by choice.

 

8.Infantry: Soldiers marching.

ROTC cadets practice infantry.

 

9.Outclassed: By far superior.

The president is outclassed among the citizens.

 

10.Logistical: Of or relating to logistics.

Shipping goods throughout countries is logistical.

 

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Primary Source #2:Einstein's letter to Roosevelt, August 2, 1939

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During the summer of 1939 about six months after the discovery of uranium people began to talk about atomic energy. Many scientist didn't believe that atomic energy and bombs could actually happen.Leo Szilard was shocked about America not being more active, he believed that Germany would gain the technology and resources to created a bomb then use it. Albert Eisenstein wrote a letter to FDR saying that uranium was becoming a powerful energy source and how it could be used to create large explosions. His letter was too late because September 1st, 1939 World War II began.

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Website Review #3: The use of the Radar

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Science and Technology of WWII: Introductory essay from Dr. David Mindell of MIT.
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During WW2, meteorologists were used for radar. The military found other uses of radar technology through meteorologist. the could track storms using their satellite GPS. The GPS technologywas a big help in planning D-Day.

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Website Review #1: World War 2 Technology that changed Warfare- Radar and Bombsights

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During WW2, 2 great inventions were made. The Radar, and Bombsights. These two advancements in technology helped both sides of the war but mainly were used for aviational purposes.

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