Justin W.
Anthony L.


Slaughterhouse-five


Billy Pilgrim is a man who was a member of the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a prisoner of war during the bombing of Dresden, Germany. After the war he had post traumatic stress disorder and started going crazy. He appears to travel in time and hang out with Tralfamadorians. He travels in time between when he is walking through the woods in Russia during the war, as a prisoner of war in the camps, the bombing of Dresden, his visit to Tralfamadore and his post war life. This book has both survival and death in it because many, many people died during the bombings and throughout the war but Billy had survived the Dresden bombings because he was locked in the meat freezer. that was the only way the were able to survive because almost everything on the surface was destroyed.


Death
There were many recorded deaths during World War II. The death toll ranged from 50 million to over 70 million making it the deadliest war ever.
The Soviet Union lost the most with 25 million deaths, but only about a third were combat related.
China's death toll is incomplete but estimates are between 15 and 22 million.
Poland had 6 million deaths including 3 million Jews, roughly 20% of its prewar population.
Germany lost 4 million soldiers and 2 million civilians, many of them women.
Japan had 1.2 million battle deaths and another 1.4 million soldiers listed as missing, almost 1 million civilians were killed in the bombing raids between 1944 and 1945.
Over 1.7 million Yugoslavs and 500,000 Greeks died in the war.
France lost 200,000 soldiers and 400,000 civilians.
Italy lost 330,000 people.
Hungary lost 147,000 men in combat.
Bulgaria lost 19,000 in combat.
Romania lost 73,000 in combat.
Great Britain lost 264,000 soldiers and 60,000 civilians in bombing raids.
The United States lost 292,000 soldiers.
The Dutch lost 10,000 soldiers and 190,000 civilians.
Australia lost 23,000 men in combat.
Canada lost 37,000 soldiers.
India lost 24,000 men in battle.
New Zeland lost 10,000.
South Africa lost 6,000.



folded american flag given to the family of a soldier who has died in combat
folded american flag given to the family of a soldier who has died in combat





a pile of bodies awaiting cremation, symbolizes the death toll of the Dresden Bombings
a pile of bodies awaiting cremation, symbolizes the death toll of the Dresden Bombings

the blue star banner is placed in the window of a families house when a family member or relative is in the armed forces and s in active duty.
the blue star banner is placed in the window of a families house when a family member or relative is in the armed forces and s in active duty.



Marine Sniper
Marine Sniper is a book that is about the famous sniper Gunnery Sergant Carlos Hathcock who is known for being the Viet Congs worst nightmare and getting 93 confirmed kills the most ever recorded in the United States Marine Corp.
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The purple heart was given to soldiers that were wounded in battle. Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Hathcock received one when he was burned in the Vietnam war.
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This was the sniper rifle Carlos Hathcock used while he stalked the Viet Cong, with out this weapon he would not of been able to survive during the war.
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The snipers used Ghillie suits to help them blend into the environment while they are wearing this they are almost impossible to see from a certain distance. Carlos Hathcock used one while sniping in the Vietnam war.
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When the Vietnam war ended this memorial was built to remenber all of the american soldiers who gave their lives for their country. This shows the american death toll in the war.
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This chart shows the number of american deaths in the vietnam war. It also shows when the most deaths accured.

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