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The Weekly Courier ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY NEWSPAPER Est. 1869 By: Calvin Spencer

Little food, insane taxes, gunfire, expensive food and water, loved ones at war, and spilled blood are some of the things that created the struggle of World War II. A German dictator Adolf Hitler made an army for Germany called the Nazis. They became allies with many countries including places like Japan. On September 1st 1939, Germany invaded Poland officially starting the war, later into it on December 7th 1941, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor getting the United States involved in the war. The war changed a lot about the world, what religions were allowed, what daily life was like, and later on in the war, how people started thinking that peace was better than world domination. When Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany in 1933, he soon started to change the lives of Jews. Like how in 1933, he publicly burned books that were written by Jews or in 1936, how anyone who practiced judaism couldn’t be a doctor. Later on when the war started, the holocaust began where Hitler and his army would capture anyone who was Jewish and murder them. Throughout the war, over six million Jews were killed. Over a million of them were children. This caused a lot of people to leave the religion and give up on what they believed in. The Nazis would hunt down anyone they suspected of being Jewish, and if you didn’t have the papers to prove you weren’t, off you went to the concentration camps. It made the daily life for everyone, Jewish or not, extremely difficult and quite horrifying. Because of the massive scale of the war, it came with an unimaginable price. Every day was a struggle for survival if you were in the

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World War II army, and those who weren’t also payed the price. Everyday items like food, water, gasoline, etc. became extremely hard to come by, and many stores that sold things were closed down because no one could manage it, giving most places in the world horrible economies. Most countries who were involved in the war made it their top priority to have a good army. That meant there was a draft and most men were forced into the war. Those countries had armies that yes, were effective, but used up many resources. Food became scarce for civilians because it was all being used up in the war, livestock was hard to manage without the men that usually took care of it, things that would be easy and plentiful in peace, became the opposite in war, and so people started to favor easier life.

Price 6d When people first started World War II, everyone believed they were brave and doing something that they would be rewarded for in life. While that was partly true, they were brave and were serving their country, they didn’t feel that way. Most soldiers who went to war started out excited to make their country succeed, but when they entered combat, everyone changed. They would see bomb craters and barb wire, guns and knives, bodies and blood, all things that created the fear and horror of war. Not only did people fear war once they experienced it, but they despised it. Anyone who thought they were brave and fearless going to war, felt that they were doing horrible things on Earth and that they only wanted peace. World War II was ugly, scary, and bloody. It ended with http://www.history.co.uk/sites/ over 100,000 people default/files/images/episod dying from two atom e_guide/SOviet%20Storm.jpg bombs dropped on Japan. The things people thought of the war was changed, how everyone lived and what people had for supplies was in horrible shape, the religions and beliefs of everyone was forced to be changed, and all that is nothing compared to the 70 million people who died in war trying to make peace on Earth. These are Nazi fighter planes in formation


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1. Germany 2.Red Army 3.Pearl Harbor 4.Soviet Union 5.Stalingrad 6.Japan 7.North Africa 8.Adolf Hitler 9.Mussolini 10.Belgium

-Buy this Mauser and protect your family from the horrible Soviet Union! -These weapons are deadly and easy to operate -Most of our German Soldiers defending our home and making Germany victorious are using this weapon -Now we have the availability to buy these and defend our homes, livestock, and children -You can get this now for only 20 rpf! -It could save your lives!


Dear Calvin, I am in quite the pickle. I was sent to war at the age of 16 to fight for the German dictator, Adolf Hitler. When I was first sent to war, I was excited to fight for my country and bring honor to it, but once I experienced the horror of battle, I just wanted to survive. I got stuck in a life-threatening situation and I had to get into a Russian Soldier’s uniform and changed my identity. My grandmother was Russian and I know how to speak her language fluently, so switching sides wasn’t too hard for me. I currently have been fighting for Russia for quite some time, and I don’t know which side I should stay on. My main priority is to just survive the war, and get back to my family. I feel like if I go back to Germany, I would have a better chance of finding my family if they are still alive, but I may be

Dear Calvin, forced to join Hitlers army once again. If I stay, my true identity may be found and I could be locked up forever. To be truly honest, I don’t know what I should do. Should I stay with the Russians and wait out the war, or go back to Germany and try to save my family. Wish me luck for the time being ~Erik

Germany in it’s darkest times with horrible conditions

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My best opinion is that you should stay with the Russians if you feel comfortable. Germany is in a horrible state, buildings are smashed, food is scarce, soldiers march the streets, and everything is covered in blood. All men who are eligible for war have left and now women and children are left to manage any businesses and most have failed. The war is using up most resources left in Germany, and most of Europe. So being in the war is a good way to have access to them. Stay with the Russians, many are saying the war will end soon, whether or not that is true, you should stick with the side that is more likely to win, and it is looking like that is the Russians. Hang in there Erik, just wait it out and try to stay alive. ~Calvin


Pure Germany My name is Adolf Hitler. I write to you, The Weekly Courier, to help the citizens of the world understand my great country’s causes for starting this war. We have all the reason we need to get rid of all the Jews, and have the Nazis rule the world. I know many of the people in the countries we are conquering are against us for many reasons, but Germany deserves this and must prevail. Those who wish to not experience this, I apologize, and I realize that this is most of you I am speaking to when I say this will be over soon, and once you embrace the culture and power of Germany, the Earth will be a much better place. Many people say I am cruel, ruthless, crazy, horrible, or even downright insane, but that is not true. I represent my country of Germany and my Monday, March 3, 14

wondrous army when I make these actions, and all of them are for the better of the world. Jewish people do not deserve to live and make our Country impure. This holocaust is necessary to make us a single race which will be superior to the rest of the world and to show everyone who denies it, the all mighty power and advances Germany has over others. The Jews are unworthy and filthy, not allowed to witness of Germany’s might. We have arrested the members white rose movement, and have executed them as of two days ago. We have killed the four American Chaplains when we hit their boat with a torpedo. We are capable of these small things with ease, so we have the capability to conquer anyone and anything that stands in the way. It may seem as if I am the qualities

described as horrible and cruel, but you citizens are creating this picture in your minds. I am helping you, the amazing people of Germany, just hang in there, this will all be over soon and you will be more than happy with my work. Now it may seem that this will never end, all the food gone, and the bad economy, but imagine those conditions when the war is over and we own the world! We will have all the money and all the food we need to make the best empire that ever existed. I can’t express enough how sorry I am for the current state of your lives, but once again, when this is over, you will be more than happy with how these dark times ended and has created a bright bright light of glory for Germany. ~Adolf Hitler 5


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