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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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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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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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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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Lexington and Concord

of the events of April 18-19, 1775 1. Which rider makes it through South Bridge to warn the colonists in Concord that the British are coming? Prescott makes it through South Bridge to warn the colonists. 2. Which towns does the British army go through after they leave Boston? The town they went through after they left Boston were Concord. 3. Evaluate the British route. How do they make it to the mainland from Boston? They travel west through Cambridge first, then they pass over Arlington...

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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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Was General Haig to Blame for so Many Deaths at the Battle of the Somme?

General Haig to blame for so many deaths at the battle of the Somme? In this essay I will be trying to answer the following question: ‘do you think General Haig was to blame for so many deaths in the battle of the Somme?’ Haig became General of the Army on the 10th of December 1915 at the age of 54. At the time, he appeared to be the best man for the job as he had led and won successful battles in his past. In 1916, he launched an attack. His attack took place near the Somme River, against the Germans...

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swift mass production of munitions led to many manufacturing defects, and a large proportion of shells fired by both sides were found to be "duds".These were hazardous to attacker and defender alike. In response, the British dedicated a section of Ordnance Examiners from the Royal Army Ordnance Corps to handle the growing problem. In 1918, the Germans developed delayed-action fuzes that would later develop into more sophisticated versions during the 1930s, as Nazi Germany began its secret course of...

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