Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Japanese World War 2 reasons

There are many reasons why the Japanese lost World War 2. First, the Japanese had a limited production capacity, and it took more people in Japan to make a military weapon then in the U.S. Second, Japan imported all its resources by sea making it vulnerable to U.S submarine attack, and Japanese industry could not replace those loses. Third, when the war started the Japanese had a lot of trained pilots and men, but as the war went on many of these men died and the Japanese pilots had little time to train because gasoline was short. The Japanese had little chance to win the war.

Monday, March 27, 2006


Operation MARKET GARDEN was the largest airborne operation in World War 2. It was the British General Montgomery who planned the operation MARKET GARDEN. They had to bomb the Holland first. Then the paratroopers dropped on Arnhem and the area around it. While the paratroopers held bridges across Holland, a British army would drive deep into Holland to relieve the German siege of the paratroopers at the bridges. The paratroopers were supplied by airplanes. Everything went well at first but the British army that was sent to relieve the siege stopped about a dozen miles from Arnhem. After 9 days of holding out against the Germans in Arnhem, the general of the 1st British airborne division decided that they were losing (and they were!) so they evacuated by crossing the river next to them. The American 82nd Airborne division captured a town and a bridge near Arnhem, but the 1st Polish brigade sent in to reinforce the 1st British airborne division that was trapped in Arnhem failed to get to Arnhem, but they met the retreating 1st British airborne division. Operation MARKET GARDEN was a failure because they did not take Arnhem.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Taipei Zoo

The Taipei Zoo is in the mountains of northern Taiwan. You can ride on a car, a bus, or the Taipei City Metro to the zoo. When you get to Taipei Zoo Gate, there are venders selling stuff, and a big sculpture, there is a mall near the gate. You buy tickets that are cheap at 30NT per kid and 60NT per Adult. After you walk past the gate you will see a fountain and a children's zoo. After the gate is a long road. While you are walking along the road you will see a little train station that has trains that will take you to the other side of the zoo. If you want to walk to the other part of the zoo just follow the road. While you are walking you will see a museum which has stuffed animals that lives in Taiwan, you will also see a building nearby which you can go inside and watch animals like bats, owls or raccoons that sleep during the day and hunt at night. You might see Lions, tigers or elephants along the way.The other part of the zoo has shops and places to eat. The animals that are here are mostly reptiles. There is a building that contains penguins and bears. The zoo is a great place.