World War II Yearbook

Franklin D. Roosevelt


            -Born: January 30,1882

            -Died: April 20, 1945He also led the new deal which expanded the role of the federal government in American society. He led the Americans through one of the most consquential periods of history.

            -"Men are not prisoners of fate, but prisoners of their own mind."

                                                               ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

General Dwight D. Eisenhower

            -General, President

            -Born: October 14, 1890

            -Died: April 12, 1945

            -Eisenhower was a supreme commander of Allied forces in Western Europe. He also led the invasion of the Nazi-occupied Europe that began on D-day. He also the the US in the Cold War which was another success.

            -"Never waste a minute thinking about people you don't like."

                                                         ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

Adolf Hitler

            - Dictator

            - Born: April 20, 1889

            -Died: April 30, 1945

            -Hitler played a major role in World War II Because he was a dictator and he was also a Nazi. He didn't like Jews unless they were blonde haired, blue eyes. He made them wear shirts with the star of David on it, and if they didn't wear it or they didn't do what the Nazis wanted them to then they would be killed. He also made the Jews go to concetration camps, where the Jews would work to death and the food was very little and harsh. They were often beaten, burned, hung, or put in a gas chamber.

            -"I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best."

                                                              ~Adolf Hitler

Anne Frank

            -Private citizen

            -Born: June 12,1992

            -Died: March 1945

            -Anne Frank was important during the World War II beause she was one of the many Jewish citizens that weas punished ahile in the the dictatorship of Hitler. She is well known because of the diary she had wrote about everything going on during this period and how it impacted her, everybody and everything around her. She hid from the Nazis for quite a while in the "Secret Annex" until someone had told on them. Then Anne, her family and everybody that lived in the annex were sent to a concentration camp.

            -"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy."

                                                         ~Anne Frank

General Montgomery


            -Born: November 17, 1887

            -Died: March 24, 1976

            -Mongomery was important because he was again made a brigade major and 17th Infantry Brigade in January 1921. Moving through a variety of peacetime postings, he was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1931 and rejoined the Royal Warwickshire Regiment for service in the Middle East and India. Playing a key role in the planning process for D-Day, he oversaw the Battle of Normandy after Allied forces began landing on June 6.

            -"Leadership is the capacity and will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the charcter which inspires confidence."

                                                                        ~ Bernard Montgomery

Prime Minister Winston Churchill


            -Born: November 30, 1874

            -Died: January 24, 1965

            -As prime minister, Sir Winston Churchill rallied the British people during WWII, and led his country from the brink of defeat to victory. After the United States entered World War II, in December 1941, Churchill was confident that the Allies would eventually win the war. In the months that followed, Churchill worked closely with U.S. President Roosevelt and Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin to forge an Allied war strategy and post-war world. Churchill worked with the two leaders to develop a united strategy against the Axis Powers. As the war settled down, Churchill proposed plans for social reforms in Britain, but was unable to convince the public.

            -"You will make all kinds of mistakes but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world, even seriously distress her."

                                                              ~Winston Churchill

President Harry S. Truman


            -Born: May 8, 1884

            -Died: December 26,1972

            -Truman’s first briefing on a new kind of warfare came on the day of FDR’s death and just a few months later he authorized the use of atomic weapons against Japan. Shortly after the Allies achieved victory in Europe, Truman was faced with one of the most awesome decisions faced by anyone in world history; he decided to drop the first atomic bombs on Imperial Japan. Although he received much criticism for his choice, Truman always believed he had made the right choice and had saved Americans from sacrificing their own lives.

            -"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."

                                                                       ~Harry S. Truman

General MacArthur


            -Born: January 6, 1880

            -Died: April 5, 1964

            -In July 1941, MacArthur was recalled to active duty and became commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific. In July 1941, MacArthur was recalled to active duty and became commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific. MacArthur was placed in charge of the formal surrender of Tokyo, and for the next six years, he remained in Japan to command the occupation forces there and to oversee the rebuilding of the country.

            -"A general is just as good or bad as the troops under his command make him."

                                                                              -Douglas Truman