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Press dispatches from World War II


I need assistance completing the following:

Imagine you are a front line reporter during WWII.

Select a battle or campaign from the following: Eastern Front, Western Front,Italian Front, D-Day, or Stalingrad.

Write three 150- to 300-word dispatches with updates explaining how the alliance is winning or losing the battle or campaign. What are the impacts of the victories and failures on the soldiers/army (countries) you are imbedded with? Include the dates of your dispatches.

THEN Describe the outcome of the war in a 550 word newspaper article.

Imagine you are this reporter. Now imagine the war is over (not just the war in Europe). You are writing another article summarizing the 'big picture.' You may choose to talk about the roll your particular front played in winning the war. Make this a separate fourth page.

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For the first example we'll pick the Eastern Front and the Battle of Moscow. Make sure to lead your dispatch with the most important fact, which is your hook. If we are dating this dispatch on December 5, 1941, we would lead our dispatch with the statement "The Red Army halted the German advance near the Moscow suburbs." Go into detail in regards to why the Nazis could not take Moscow. For example, we could write that the Germans were moving 40 kilometers per day until October, when the fall rains turned thee undeveloped roads into a muddy quagmire. Two weeks into the Battle of Moscow, we could also write about the freezing temperatures; the Germans did not pack winter clothing anticipating a quick victory over the Soviet Union. Nazi Germany lost several divisions to frostbite and disease in addition to fighting the winter-ready Soviets. We would also write detail sentences such as "German generals reportedly saw the spires of St. Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin through their binoculars." Mention the fact that Germans got as close as 12 miles from Moscow and were stopped in Khimki, directly to the northwest of the city. Next, we would go into the reasons why the German advance halted. Details such as the Russian prison battalions, the callup of ...

Solution Summary

This posting aids students when they are required to write a series of short dispatches on several fronts during World War II. This example includes events from the Italian campaign, D-Day and the Eastern Front.