World War II: The Loss of Human Value
With over 25 million deaths throughout the war, World War II was a very poorly thought out war (Wikipedia). Aside from the drastic numbers of battlefield causalities caused by the natural outcome of war, a near equal amount of civilians were brutally mutilated with such gruesome measures. World War II consisted of many futile battles that could have been easily prevented solely by means of strategic war plan and more eagerness to save our men rather than wipe out an army as fast as we can. Truthfully, the whole matter comes back to the value of human life and where one stands theologically and spiritually.
World War II never ceases to carry on the legacy for being the most brutal, and life-taking war that America has ever fought in. there were hundreds of battles; big and small, futile and useful, deserving and undeserving, that the country fought through the time of the 1940’s. The following are accounts of a few of the futile battles fought in World War II that if prevented would have only been for the best of our country and the outcome of the war as a whole:
First was the battle of Iwo Jima. It was the first attack by the United States on the Japanese in this lengthy campaign. The United States military were the first ones to attack in the battle for Iwo Jima in an invasion known as Operation Detachment with the sole notion of capturing Japanese airfields on site. The Battle for Iwo Jima lasted thirty-five days from February 19th until March 26th 1945 when the Japanese made their last fruitless attack against US troops(Wikipedia). The casualty figures of the battle were sickening. While the US lost over 800 in casualties in this battle, and over 53,000 troops engaged, the Japanese lost nearly 12,000 in casualties and over 13,000 engaged in the battle. The battle of Iwo Jima was a successful battle for the United States, but if it were to have been mapped...