During World War II, there were four main leaders. They were Sir Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Dwight D. Eisenhower. They smashed Nazi Germany’s dream of world conquest.
Sir Winston Churchill was born on November 30, 1874 in Oxfordshire, England. He graduated from Royal Military College and then, in 1908, he went off to marry the love his life. In 1911, Prime Minister Herbert de Asquich appointed churchill first lord of admiralty and he then resigned in 1918. In 1940, he became Prime Minister of Great Britain. While still in the position of Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill was knighted adn won the Nobel Prize of Literature. In 1950, Churchill was made an honorary citizen of the United States. He also retired from the House of Command in 1964. Sir Winston Churchill passed away at the age of 91.
Franklin D. Roosevelt became the 34th president of the United States in 1933. At that time, the U.S. was in the grip of a world-wide business depression. Roosevelt used his powers to create jobs and to help those who needed help. During WWII, he was commander-in-chief of the American armed forces. For years, Roosevelt worked to awaken the United States to the dangers of war. He tried to halt the brutal acts of Japan, Italy, and Germany and tried to encourage democracy. When the fighting began, Roosevelt was deeply troubled. At that time, Hitler was making war-like threats towards the United States. Roosevelt sent secret messages to Hitler pleading for peace, but Hitler never did reply. Roosevelt decided Hitler had to be stopped. He called many meetings with other democracies. Germany was finally pounded to pieces by combined allied blows. All the countries, like Japan, were later destroyed.
Sir Winston Lenord Spencer Churchill Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy(Bra*censored* internet). This speech was made October 29, 1941 to the boys at Churchills old public school to hopefully direct the ...
Harry Truman became president at one of the most critical moments in American history. He had been vice-president for only 83 days when Roosevelt died. World War II still had to be won. Truman made one of the most awesome decisions ever considered by one man–to use the new, powerful atomic bomb against Japan to end World War II. Thirteen days after Truman took office, the first United Nations conference met in San Francisco. On May seventh, Germany surrendered. Truman proudly proclaimed May eighth as Victory in Europe day. On Truman’s 61st birthday, he traveled to Potsdam, Germany, to confer with the Prime Minister of Great Britain. While in Potsdam, the President received secret word that American scientists had successfully tested the atomic bomb for the first time. On his way home, Truman ordered American fliers to drop an atomic bomb on Japan. The first bomb fell on the city of Hiroshima on August sixth. Three days later, a second bomb was dropped on Nagaski. Japan opened peace negotiations on August tenth, and the war ended on August fourteenth.
Dwight D. Eisenhower commanded the greatest army in history. When World War II began in 1939, Eisenhower was a little-known lieutenant colonel. Eisenhower united the allied armies into a fighting force that smashed Nazi Germany’s dream of world conquest.
During World War II, there were four great leaders. Without the great deeds that they did, the world would not be what it is today. Hitler’s dreams of world conquest were destroyed.