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The Impact of Volunteering and Consription During Ww1

Volunteering and conscription both played very big roles in the lives of the British population during the war, and for a long time after it was over. The war itself had a huge impact on both society and the economy of Britain, so it is not surprising that volunteering and conscription both had a profound impact on the British people. The war broke out on the 3rd of August 1914, and Britain only had a small professional army. It needed a much larger one to fight such a large scale war. It was obvious...

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Does General Haig Deserves to Be Remembered as the Butcher of the Somme

wires but only make them fly up and tangle up more, causing a disadvantage to his own troops. The ways the British soldiers walk up to the Germans were too unrealistic and not professional. Walking up to the enemy and not taking cover? Ridiculous! Also if General Haig was with the soldiers together fighting and commanding, that would have boosted morale. As the people like to say, the British soldiers are lions led by donkeys. General Haig was a follower of a way of fighting called, attrition that...

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How Far Does General Haig Deserve to Be Known as ‘the Butcher of the Somme’?

attack from German forces forcing the French to pull all their troops back to Verdun. General Haig was asked to relieve pressure of the French by French commanders. Therefore there was no choice but an offensive somewhere on the Western Front by the British army. I believe General Haig did deserve to be named Butcher of the Somme for several reasons. Firstly because of the number of casualties, secondly because of his naivety not to change his tactics and lastly due to the poor planning by Haig, ...

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History Crimean War - Medical Services

to help the sick and wounded soldiers. How were the medical services organised? * 1853, the Army Medical Department + the Ordnance Medical Department were moved under Dr Andrew Smith. * Had not been done before as the Duke of Wellington had opposed reform of the medical system. * Andrew Smith had to create a war-ready department from scratch. * Dr Smith was told that the British force would have 10,000 men. He had no wagons, no stretcher-bearers + no doctors. * Colonel Tulloch...

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Bunker Hill Mission Command

Ward of the British Army’s intent to control the Boston Harbor. As a result, GEN Ward ordered Colonel William Prescott to occupy and fortify Bunker Hill. On June 16, 1775, COL Prescott and 1,200 Militia troops marched to the Charlestown Peninsula and constructed a fortification throughout the night. The next morning, a British naval ship noticed the fortification and launched an attack, formally beginning the Battle of Bunker Hill. In its attempts to overrun the Militia, the British Army conducted...

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Reasons for British Defeat in Singapore in Wwii

The British were too complacent and over-confident. They underestimated the Japanese in many aspects. This mentality would eventually lead to their defeat, even though they outnumbered the Japanese greatly, as they had many weaknesses, which the Japanese were quick to exploit. These weaknesses will be described in detail in the following paragraphs. Firstly, British complacency and their gross underestimation of Japanese troops resulted in their lack of preparation for a land assault, as they assumed...

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Warfare of Ww1

rise of imperialism, militarism, and a network of alliance gave way to World War One which began on July 28, 1914. By August 6, more than eight countries were brought into conflict. The countries involved in World War One bought to bare massive armies and equipped with new technology that would revolutionize the way war would be fought from then on. Along with these new technologies came new strategies like armored warfare, the use of aviation, and the use of artillery drastically changed the...

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Sapper Dorothy Lawrence Analysis

Dorothy Lawrence Dorothy Lawrence was an English journalist and war correspondent during World War I (WW1). She disguised herself as a man with the help of British soldiers to serve on the front lines in France. She revealed her gender to her commanding officers after becoming ill and, eventually, wrote a memoir of her experience entitled Sapper Dorothy Lawrence: The Only English Woman Soldier. Dorothy Lawrence was forced into an asylum in her later life and perished with little recognition and...

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Barry Lyndon Scene 14

Lyndon, we witness the British army walking unto the battlefield. They walk with poise and confidence, showing no fear and readiness to fight. On the other side, we see the French, positioned and prepared for the oncoming attack. As the British army comes ever closer, the French launch their first round of shots. Many men from the British infantry fall, but the army continues forward, almost unfazed by the events that have occurred. The French fire more shots, and more British men fall. Finally, during...

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Why Did The Battle Of The Somme Go So B

 Why Did the Battle of the Somme go so Badly for the British Army? The Battle of the Somme took place during 1916 to take pressure off the French at Verdun and the Russians on the Eastern Front. The French were under heavy fire at Verdun and had been since February, and the army itself was close to cracking. The Russians had fought gallantly on the Eastern Front to try and avert the German Forces away from the Western Front. After launching many small offensives the Russians had gained very little...

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