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British Army

Commander-in-Chief of the British forces. The allied leaders were asked to defeat the enemy, in this sense they were successful since the Germans surrendered and the allies won the war. In this essay the success and effectiveness of allied leadership during WWI through the challenges they faced such as inexperience in modern warfare and lack of technologically advanced weaponry, war of attrition, the huge numbers of human casualties and the criticism that came with it, armies made up of inexperienced...

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Document Based Analysis

The American colonists took up arms in 1775 when the British attacked in the Battle of Lexington and Concord. The battle, however, was a long time coming, with tensions beginning to rise because of the many duties and acts passed by the British Parliament. A few of these include the Stamp Act, the Mutiny Acts, and the Townshend duties. The Americans expressed outrage over the many taxes that they were forced to pay, and as each act passed, more and more Americans began to believe that the only way...

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Battle of Quebec

the British in an attempt to slow down their movement. battle in North America’s theater of war of the French and Indian War in the United The battle, which began on September 13, 1759, was fought between the British Army and Navy, and the French Army, on a plateau just outside the walls of Quebec City (1). Figure 2 – Diagram of the assault on Quebec British regulars continue forward the enemy lines and fight their way into the plains. In a battle text maneuver the British army forms...

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Joseph Brant

birth. Brant did eventually become a Mohawk Indian chief and served not only as a spokesman but he also served as a Christian missionary and a British military officer during the American Revolution.1 It is said the by the time Brant was thirteen years old, he was understood to be at the battle of Lake George with Sir William Johnson, who was the British superintendent for the northern Indian affairs.2 Brant’s sister, Molly, was said to be married to Sir William Johnson. At this battle, the French...

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The Battle of Waterloo

allied and Prussian armies, and annihilate each one separately. This was a great strategy in theory because if he could destroy the coalition forces before they were reinforced then he might be able to drive the British back to the sea and knock the Prussian’s out of the war. This ended up leading to the strategy proper of the war because Napoleon knew that the British and Prussian armies were trying to meet up so he marched his army to a spot where he was in between them. Once his army was in the middle...

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Disaster in the Forest

 Disaster in the Forest* In 1755, General Edward Braddock famously led a British army to a costly and humiliating defeat about eight miles from the junction of the Ohio and Monongahela Rivers (the site of modern Pittsburgh.) In a passage from his autobiography, Benjamin Franklin offers his one explanation of what happened. This general was, I think, a brave man, and might probably have made a figure as a good officer in some European war. But he had too much self-confidence, too high an opinion...

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Was Dunkirk a Triumph or a Disaster? Why?

success depending on the viewpoint. From 27th May to 4th June the British Expeditionary Force with the remainder of the French and Belgian armies were attacked from behind by the Germans while waiting for a ‘ferry service’ back to Britain. After their defeat at Calais, in May 1940, the British army were ordered to retreat from the area and get to the coastal area of Dunkirk no matter what. There they would be rescued by the British naval forces. However, the Brits were left waiting until the 27th...

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Bloody Sunday

something like this happens it makes people push to a new level for their rights and to just have their rights but most of all why they should have their rights. For many years the people of Ireland have been reaching for their freedom from the British, there has been a lot of blood, tears, and pain over the years. But on January 30th, 1972 also known as Bloody Sunday the people of Northern Ireland gained a new understanding of the rights they had. On this day there was a Northern Ireland...

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Why Was the First Day of the Battle of the Somme Such a Disaster?

the 1st of July 1916 just north of Somme. This was over a month earlier than planned but the British needed to attack early in order to draw out the German troops from Verdun and save the French army. The battle was intended to create a rupture in the German line which could then be exploited so the Allies could get deep into the enemy lines. But the first day was a disaster and it was the worst day in British military history as 20,000 were killed and 40,000 were injured. The first problem was that...

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French intervention in the battle of Yorktown. Summarize the course and conduct of the Revolutionary War after 1778, and describe the key role played by France in the final victory at Yorktown.

similar anti-colonial rebellions in the Spanish Empire. Both countries had quietly provided assistance to the Americans since the beginning of the war hoping to dilute British power. So too had the Netherlands, eventually brought into open war at the end of 1780. In London, King George III gave up hope of subduing America by more armies while Britain had a European war to fight. The King was determined never to acknowledge the independence of the Americans, and to punish their contumacy by the indefinite...

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