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Beyond the Battlefield by David Blight

- Beyond the Battlefield by David Blight David W. Blight's book Beyond the Battlefield: Race, Memory and the American Civil War, is an intriguing look back into the Civil War era which is very heavily studied but misunderstood according to Blight. Blight focuses on how memory shapes history Blight feels, while the Civil War accomplished it goal of abolishing slavery, it fell short of its ultimate potential to pave the way for equality....   [tags: Blight Beyond Battlefield]

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On the Battlefield with Robots

- Imagine you are in World War II. You are facing the enemy on the battlefield. The last time a squad was in this type of situation, they all died. Every last one. But this time, something is different. You have the B.E.A.R (Battlefield Extraction-Assist Robot). This robot could save all of your lives. And it does. You happened to faint and would have been shot down had the B.E.A.R not saved you. You now owe your life to a robot. Aren’t you glad that the robot replaced a human at your side. Robots should take over human jobs because robots are finish tasks safely, produce better quality, and less costly....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Battlefield in the Ukraine

- ... It is scary to watch how the bullets pierce the trees, chop off chips, which hurt your face and every naked part of your body. It is scary to look at those, dead or wounded, who were just running alongside myself not more than five minutes ago, holding nothing but wooden sticks in hand, just like kids in some average yard. It is scary to realize that it is a war. A war in a place where I used to walk freely with friends, family, and loved ones, not fearing for my own life. For this is downtown, crime activity is low here....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Fate Of America Will Not Be Decided On A Battlefield

- The fate of America will not be decided on a battlefield; it will be determined in a classroom. Since 1966, when the Coleman Report woke up the American people to realize the devastating trend of the dysfunctional American education system, an ever continuing trend of mediocrity has guided education across the nation. The worst part is – nothing with a positive net benefit has been done about it. The incessant pouring of money, the increasing of regulations, and the “No Child Left Behind” program have all done either nothing to improve education or instead exacerbated the problem....   [tags: Education, Education in the United States]

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The Battlefield Traumas of Gallipoli

- Gallipoli was one of the most hostile and intense battlefields of the first world war, with over 26,000 Australian casualties and 8,000 of those being deaths in the heat of battle; however, not all of the casualties that survived the ordeal had physical injuries alone. There were many different types of trauma that the soldiers experienced apart from the physical damage to their bodies, such as short term psychological ailments such as Battle Fatigue and Shellshock from living in a constant life or death situation, and also dealing with the after effects of war with their families back home and the long term damage that was inflicted on their psyche....   [tags: first world war, battle fatigue]

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Defensive Operations of Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield

- Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB) is a very critical step in gaining expert knowledge of the environments, layout and demographic features, and how it affects the unit's defensive operations and activities. While gaining an understanding of the IPB its advantages and disadvantages while applying it to our unit’s battle plan will require some critical thinking, the resulting outcome will be a better-prepared organization with a solid plan to defend our forces from whatever adversary we may encounter IPB is a methodical continuous process that consists of four steps, which done in order to conduct an effective IPB....   [tags: threat, army, enemy]

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The Moral and Legal Obligations of Battlefield Neutrality

- The Moral and Legal Obligations of Battlefield Neutrality “If a body of enemy troops is repulsed, give to the wounded the same care as you would give your own men; treat them all the forbearance due to the one who is stricken…After the battle, restrain the fury of your troops; spare the vanquished…People should say of you: they fought courageously when they had to, but remained generous and humane throughout.” –General Guillaume Henri Dufour (Moorehead, 1998) No truer words have ever been spoken by a General to his men before battle....   [tags: Military]

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World War One Battlefield Tactics

- The First World War witnessed an appalling number of casualties. Due partly to this fact, some historians, developed the perception that commanders on both sides depended on only one disastrous approach to breaking the stalemate. These historians attributed the loss of life to the reliance on soldiers charging across no-man’s land only to be mowed down by enemy machineguns. The accuracy of this, however, is fallacious because both the German’s and Allies developed and used a variety of tactics during the war....   [tags: World History]

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Technology Used on the Military Battlefield

- Technology Used on the Military Battlefield In today’s busy world of technology, where it seems like we can hardly keep up with the daily advances being made, the United States Military is posed on the cutting edge. The military spends billions of dollars each year on electronic technology research with private firms such as International Telegraph and Telephone Aerospace/Communications Division (ITT A/CD). There is a wide range of uses for computers on today’s battlefield. Two of the major areas include communications, and battlefield management systems....   [tags: Computers]

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The Transformation of Battlefield Tactics During World War I

- The First World War witnessed an appalling number of casualties. Due partly to this fact some historians developed the perception that commanders on both sides depended on only one ineffectual approach to breaking the stalemate. These historians attributed the loss of life to commanders’ reliance on soldiers charging across no-man’s land where they would be mowed down by enemy machineguns. The accuracy of this, however, is fallacious because both the German’s and Allies developed and used a variety of tactics during the war....   [tags: world war 1, world history]

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The Treatment and Diagnosing of the Battlefield Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

- Thesis Statement: Our veterans deserve for the procedures implicated in the treatment of all mild head injuries to have detailed diagnostic testing, in-depth evaluations, and follow up so there are not adverse future effects. I. The treatments of our veterans should be complete and timely. A. The procedures in treatment of mild head injuries need to be detailed. B. Rapid objective methods in diagnosing, evaluating, and follow up are imperative. II. Procedures may be implicated in the diagnosis of mild TBI....   [tags: head injuries, veteran´s health]

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Army Aviation 's Most Prominent Battlefield Innovations

- The airmobility concept is one of Army Aviation’s most prominent battlefield innovations, almost single handedly shaping the Vietnam War and in many ways, helping to influence how we fight wars today. In its essence, airmobility is a concept that utilizes Army aircraft in order to enhance the ground forces’ ability to perform the five fundamentals of combat: command and control, firepower, intelligence, mobility, and communications (Rottman, 2007). At the zenith of the airmobility concept is the airmobile assault or commonly known today as, the air assault....   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, United States Army]

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Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park

- Horses, nature, and college basketball are perhaps three ideas that an individual’s mind most often associates with Kentucky. Kentucky is home to many historical attractions that draw national interest and a few that even lure worldwide attention. It is safe to say a few of the biggest attractions include Churchill Downs, Keeneland, and Rupp Arena. There are many others as well, including several outstanding state parks. All these locations are historically significant. I have journeyed all across the Bluegrass and my utmost favorite site would be Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park....   [tags: American Revolution, American Revolutionary War]

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Social Media 's Impact On The Legal Battlefield

- Whether you ‘like’ it or not, Social Media is having a major impact on the legal battlefield and both individuals and corporations need to navigate this world very carefully. Consider. Facebook claims that more than one billion people are active on its site. Twitter asserts to have more than 150 million tweets a day from some 980 million accounts. YouTube boasts some 300 hours of uploaded video every minute. Instagram says more than 100 million people use its service every month. Other burgeoning Social Media sites such as LinkedIn, Vine, Foursquare, WeChat, Viber, WhatsApp and SnapCha and others have legions of users....   [tags: Social media, Twitter, Company]

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Satan Greatest Battlefield and God’s Greatest Glory

- Satan Greatest Battlefield and God’s Greatest Glory The other day while sitting in church with my wife and kids, listening to the preacher talk about church people and how they attack and hurt their own; my daughter looked at us with amazement on her face not understanding the boisterous laughter coming from the audience. She asked, “Dad why do they laugh when everything the preacher stated is true?” At that moment I comprehended the significant consequences of the encounters my daughter endured from church people who had shown aggression towards her father and mother as pastors....   [tags: human nature, spirituality, christianity]

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Analysis Of Harry Katz 's ' Civil War Battlefield Art '

- Harry Katz’s article “Civil War Battlefield Art” tells the stories of battlefield illustrators before, during, and after the Civil War. Katz describes the horrors the illustrators faced while trying to sketch the battlefield and other areas of the war to sell to newspapers and magazines. The men, also known as “specials,” faced death from war, sickness, and starvation, all to paint the battle scenes that people on the homestead craved. Specials and their works of art were vital for journalists to portray the horrors of war to the American public in a time where photography was not advanced enough to be effective....   [tags: Rhetoric, Logos, Modes of persuasion, Ethos]

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Native American And European Interaction On The Battlefield Shaped The Development Of New England

- How Native American and European Interaction on the Battlefield Shaped the Development of New England The European and Native American Warfare significantly shaped the development of the New England group of colonies comprising of the six North American states of Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maine. During the period of the colonial era, there existed a lot of captivity and Indian campaigns over the frontier warfare that helped shape the American nationalist tradition....   [tags: United States]

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Biological Terrorism: Our City Streets as the New Battlefield

- Biological Terrorism: Our City Streets as the New Battlefield The last 60-70 years of the twentieth century might be called the modern era of biological warfare. During this period, nation states developed biological weapons to be used on a far-away “European battlefield”. Even after ratification of the Biological Weapons Convention of 1972, the most impressive BW program in the history of mankind continued for 20 years, effectively cloaked in secrecy. Yet between 1970 and 1990, little thought was given to the possibility of a biological warfare or biological terrorist attack on US cities....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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Women´s Responsibility in the Military: The Right to Fight

- Women’s Responsibility in the Military-The Right to Fight Many women around the world have big responsibilities in the military, and although some people may disagree, I believe they can handle anything a man can handle when it comes to being on the battlefield. Some people think that women should not be able to fight in the military, where as other people think they should be able to fight in the military. Each supporter and non-supporter has their own reasons. Some of the reasons for the non-supporters are because of their gender....   [tags: battlefield, military, capablem, country]

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Explore the Presentation of Death in War Photographer, Remember and Mother in a Refugee Camp.

- The theme of death in the poems “War Photographer”, “Remember”, and “Mother in a Refugee Camp” were all portrayed in different forms to explore death and the suffering it brings. The variations of death in the three poems create a diverse image of death, which some people can relate to through the different situations of loss. “Remember” by Christina Rossetti fashions an image of death because the speaker wanted her husband to remember all the memories they had shared during her life. Rossetti found it necessary to portray death as a spiritual place rather than a physical state of decomposition so that she can finally escape to a place of silence to avoid all the darkness in her life....   [tags: grief, battlefield, memories]

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Surgical Technologists: From Past to Present

- ... Army nurses were not allowed to go onto the battlefield, so medics were trained in emergency services to provide surgical care to those wounded on the battlefield. These medics were educated through an accelerated nursing course, emphasizing practices used within in operation room: sterilization of surgical tools, suturing, etc. After the Korean War (1950-1953), the United States had a shortage of nurses in the operation rooms of hospitals. Many hospitals began hiring ex-medics from the army to assist in the OR....   [tags: medical, education, battlefield]

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My Interview with a Marine Before I Enlist

- ... He was polishing and cleaning his pristine rifle barrels, he was tediously doing so on his state of the art working bench he had installed in his Garage. He is a stubborn diligent man, so he made me wait until he was completely finished with what he was doing. It did not matter to me how long he took, because I was busy playing a competitive game of Call of Duty with Joey. I kept waiting for more than Two hours, and once he saw that I was not going to leave until I got the interview he called me over to commence....   [tags: military, veteran, battlefield]

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A Time for Men to Fight for Their Country in A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemmingway

- World War I began in 1914 and lasted until the end of 1918. In that time young men had to go to the front and fight for their country. It is also the time when Ernest Hemingway’s novel A Farewell to Arms takes place. It talks about Frederic Henry, a young American who is an ambulance driver for the Italian army. He is also the novel’s narrative and protagonist. He falls in love with an English nurse, Catherine Barkley. She is the main woman character in the novel and it is noticeable how she is shown as a stereotypical female during World War I....   [tags: relationship, battlefield, gender]

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Battle of New Orleans

- The Battle of New Orleans 1815 The Battle of New Orleans was fought on 8 January 1815 in the area that is now called Chalmette Battlefield in Bernard Parish seven miles south of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. The battle was fought between American Forces led by General Andrew Jackson and British Forces led by Major General Sir Edward Pakenham. The Battle of New Orleans was the final battle in a series of battles and skirmishes that lasted from December 1814 to January 1815....   [tags: Chalmette Battlefield, American History]

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The American Civil War

- The Civil War was the bloodiest war in American history. It had terrible losses and almost completely ruined the South, but there were some good things that came out of the war. Medicine has never been as important as it was during this time. Because of this, medicine was innovated like never before. One of the amazing innovations during the war is doctors started using life saving amputation. Many soldiers did not die of their wounds, but instead the diseases they caught in the open and poorly treated wounds in their body....   [tags: amputation, battlefield doctors]

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Cyberspace: The Asymmetric Battlefield of the Future

- There is a great deal of ambiguity in cyber-attacks, which entices states, non-state actors and criminal organizations to exploit them for their benefit. Not only are they cost effective, but they offer a substantial degree of plausible deniability. A typical paradigm that is often witnessed in international relations now is when the U.S. discovers forensic computer evidence linking various hacking attempts against U.S. networks to computers based, for example, in China. Operating under the assumption that China enjoys an authoritative role over its citizens, the U.S....   [tags: cyber-attacks, military]

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Mission Command: Governor Henry Harrison and the Battle of Tippecanoe

- Mission Command: Governor Henry Harrison and the Battle of Tippecanoe Successful leadership on a battlefield can be measured in different ways. It is possible for a good, successful leader to lose a battle. Conversely, it is possible for an ineffective leader to win a battle, given the right circumstances. What distinguishes a successful leader from an unsuccessful one is his/her ability to oversee an operation using effective mission command. In ADP 6-0, mission command as a philosophy is defined as “as the exercise of authority and direction by the commander using mission orders to enable disciplined initiative within the commander’s intent to empower agile and adaptive leaders in the co...   [tags: battlefield, leadership, Native Americans, Indiana]

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United States Use of Tageted Killing (TK)

- ... Targeted Killings are also considered extrajudicial killings. An extrajudicial killing is the killing of a person by governmental authorities without the sanction of any judicial proceeding or legal process. Extrajudicial punishments are by their nature unlawful, since they bypass the due process of the legal jurisdiction in which they occur. If there is no collateral damage, targeted killings in another country’s territory threatens to draw criticism from local domestic constituencies against the government, which either acquiesced or was too weak to stop the operation in its territory....   [tags: battlefield, terrorist, method, morally, war]

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The Biological Integrated Detection System

- The Biological Integrated Detection System The Biological Integrated Detection System is a United States Army asset that provides the ability to alert, detect, analyze, identify and report the presence of biological agents on the battlefield. In today’s world of ever expanding and uncertain chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threats, it is more important than ever to understand the availability of tools used to protect the populace. In the United States of America, the citizenry is fortunate to have the United States Army as a front line resource that maintains elements within its organization to guard against these threats....   [tags: US army, battlefield, biological threats]

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On the Battlefield with Good and Evil and Examples in Literature

- ... evil disputes. In example, is after Cathy has the twins, and she tries to shoot Adam; Adam defended Cathy to the police and said, “I was cleaning my gun, and it went off” (Steinbeck 203). Adam showed how purely good he was by protecting Cathy even though she attacked him. Later in the book, Adam finds Cathy and realizes that she is no longer the woman he fell in love with: not only is she fat, but she had grown uglier with time. Finally, as we can see in the story of Cathy and Adam, “evil must constantly respawn, while good, while virtue, is immortal” (Steinbeck 413)....   [tags: Procrastination, Antagonist]

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Comparison of Medical Care During The American Civil War and Medical Care During World War I

- Medicine has developed so dramatically over the last century that it is difficult to imagine a world in which its many benefits did not exist. Even as humans manage to eradicate some diseases, a look at history reminds us that there was a time when these and other diseases were rampant, and good health was the exception rather than the norm. There are many comparable time periods that medicine was needed and was used. With each, there were drastic changes to medical procedures and medical rules....   [tags: korean war, vietnam war, battlefield medicine]

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Cyber-Warfare: The Importance of the New Digital Battlefield

- For thousands of years warfare remained relatively unchanged. While the tactics and weapons have changed as new methods of combat evolved, men and women or their weapons still had to meet at the same time and place in order to attack, defend, surrender or conquer. However, the advent of the of the internet has created a new realm of combat in which armies can remotely conduct surveillance, reconnaissance, espionage, and attacks from an ambiguous and space-less digital environment. Both state and non-state actors have already embraced this new realm and utilized both legal and illegal means to further facilitate their interests....   [tags: Information Technology ]

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Should Battlefields be Preserved? The Battle of Wilderness, in Virginia

- Should Battlefields be Preserved. Should battlefields be preserved. One thing people now are trying to decide. The battle of the Wilderness is one battle to look at. Right now in Virginia, where the battle was took place in, is trying to decide whether they should save the battlefield which The Wilderness happened on, or turn it into a Walmart. The Civil War was a tragic war that happened in the United States. The Civil war happened because what the North from the South beliefs were, that the south wanted slavery and the north didn't....   [tags: civil war, ]

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Medical Boards on Soldiers

- There has always been discrimination in the world, between individuals, communities, states, and even countries. This was particularly apparent during the time of World War I in England. Even though men were needed on the battlefields, medical exams prevented many from entering combat. Tests, such as eye exams, kept many men that rely on glasses out of battle. This was done because it was feared that these men would lose their glasses and become a danger, not only to themselves, but also to those around them....   [tags: disability, army, soldier, navy, battlefield]

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Clara Barton Biography

- Clara Barton Clara Barton, known as an American humanitarian, the “Angel of the Battlefield,” and known for being the American Red Cross founder accomplished many things during her life. Throughout her long commitment of service, Clara achieved honor as a teacher, battlefield nurse, lecturer, and founder of the American Red Cross. Through her many years of work, Clara made a huge impact on America that can still be felt at present times. Clara was born Clarissa Harlowe Barton on Christmas Day of 1821 in North Oxford, Massachusetts....   [tags: Angel of the Battlefield American Red Cross]

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The Vietnam War and its Impact, An Essay with Editing Notes

- The Vietnam War was a violent and turbulent time in America. Generally hated from its beginning, many still perceive it as a loss. When one looks over the causalities in the war, it is noticeable that 58,000 members of our military lost their lives tragically in a ten year period.(cite) However, Communist Vietnam reported losses in numbers close to a million. Although many people see Vietnam as horrific stain in the legacy of America and its military, the war and its repercussions had a significant effect on America and its future....   [tags: Comunism, Battlefield, Protest]

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Tim O'Brien's Captivating and Life-Changing Story The Things They Carried

- ... “As first lieutenant and platoon leader, Jimmy Cross carried a compass, maps, code books, binoculars, and a .45 caliber pistol that weighted 2.9 pounds fully loaded” (O'Brien, 1990). He received a pebble from Martha that he carried for luck. We are given different weights of each of the items, but the heaviest burden was his guilt from Ted Lavender getting killed. The burden got so heavy that he had to unload the weight of his dreams of Martha. He burned the letters and photographs. Henry Dobbins was the machine gunner and carried the M-60 along with the ammunition....   [tags: vietnam war, soldiers, battlefield]

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The Lost Battalion and Acceptable Losses in War

- BANG, BOOM, BLAM,TAT-A-TAT, TAT. My ears are assaulted with noise, my eyes witness squirting blood a soldier is shot. I observe soldiers blown away by bombs. I see blood that saturates an infantry man. I view maimed men and observe limbs with fragmented bone. I witness militia dead on the ground. I listen to screams, grunts and gurgling blood in a man's windpipe. WHOOSH, flame throwers make a path with flames blazing burning men instantaneously. My eyes reveal the emotion that rips through my heart, tears drip down my cheek....   [tags: Battlefield, Death, Soldiers]

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Modern Warfare

- Modern warfare ranges from small to large campaigns with military fundamentals shaping the battlefield. However, none has a more significant value as the Napoleonic eras. Although France is no longer a dominant power, its military fundamentals influence the United States (U.S.) military. The U.S. military employs three Napoleonic era fundamentals of Command and Control (C2), professional military, and nationalism. These fundamentals shape the U.S. military during peace and war. Maintaining peace and winning wars are important....   [tags: military fundamentals, battlefied]

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Photography and the Civil War

- ... The purpose of this article was to inform the public on the ways and techniques in which the civil war was photographed. It was also written to tell the stories of particular photographers such as Mathew Brady, and share some of the experiences they had photographing the American Civil War. A value of the origin of this article is that the author is relatively unbiased toward the views of either side of the war, despite the title of the website being “sons of the south”. The value of the purpose of this article is that it is purely informative and investigative on the ways in which the Civil War was photographed....   [tags: Mathew Brady, visual media]

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The Significance Of Clara Barton During The American Civil War

- The Significance of Clara Barton During the American Civil War Clara Barton, known otherwise as the “Angel of the Battlefield”, was a courageous woman and an extremely crucial part of the American Civil War history. Clara was born in Massachusetts in 1821. She spent her childhood as a shy girl who enjoyed many outdoor activities, unlike other girls in that time period. When her brother was severely injured while building a barn, Clara got her first look of how great of a caretaker she could be....   [tags: American Civil War, Confederate States of America]

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The Horror And Pity Created By War

- Wilfred Own presents the horror and pity created by war by the use of visual and auditory techniques. These techniques help to magnify the vicious sense of war and clearly describe how the soldiers coped with the barbarity of war. He himself was in the army so we get an idea of how this influences his views; But also how horrific some of the incidents that happened to the soldiers were, as he witnessed many. When we look at the poem ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ we can already see in the title a sense of meaningfulness....   [tags: Poetry, Vowel, Word, Phrase]

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The Battle Of Stones River

- The Battle of Stones River took place in Murfreesboro Tennessee from December 31, 1862 to January 2, 1863. Out of all the battles in the civil war, the Stones River battle was one of the main battles that played a very important role in the outcome of the war but it did have the highest percentage of soldiers killed and wounded than any major battle during the Civil War. Between the Union and Confederate troops battling it out between those three days, “the total casualties in the battle were 24,645: 12,906 on the Union side and 11,739 for the confederates.” (Omics International) With the Union victory, it pretty much stopped the threat from the Confederates in Kentucky and Middle Tennessee...   [tags: Confederate States of America, American Civil War]

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Clara Barton: The Heart of American Red Cross

- Introduction From childhood to death Clara Barton dedicated her life to helping others. She is most notably remembered for her work as a nurse on the battlefield during the Civil War and for the creation of the American Red Cross. Barton was also an advocate for human rights. Equal rights for all men, women, black and white. She worked on the American equal Rights Association and formed relations with civil rights leaders such as Anna Dickensen and Fredric Douglass. Her undeterred determination and selflessness is undoughtably what made her one of the most noteworthy nurses in American history....   [tags: Biography ]

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Drums and Drummer Boys During Times of War

- There are many famous and important people who were a part of the Civil War and drummer boys are some of those people. R.C. Murphy said, “When most people think of the Civil War, they think of famous generals or battles fought or how politics entered into an Army operation. But when I think of the War Between the States, I think of quite possibly the most important member of either side--that is the drummer.” Drums and drummer boys played a crucial role in wars, mainly in the Civil War. The first time that drums were used in America in battle was during the Revolutionary war and they were used for several different reasons....   [tags: civil war, violence, battle]

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An Analysis of Owen’s 'Dulce et Decorum Est' and Tennyson’s 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'

- An analysis of Owen’s Dulce et Decorum est and Tennyson’s The Charge of the Light brigade Wilfred Owen and Alfred Lord Tennyson both wrote prominent poetry on the issue surrounding war. Owen was born on the 18th March 1893. Owen experienced the war and therefore he wrote elaborate detail on life on the battlefield. One of his famous poems on the aspect of war is known as ‘Dulce et Decorum Est which means it is sweet and beautiful to die for your native land in Latin. Although the title of the poem is positive the message in the poem illuminates the negative aspects of war and is written through the eye of a soldier which is Owen himself....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, Compare/Contrast]

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Tying Homer's Iliad to Virgil's Aeneid Through the Theme of Warfare

- Warfare is a common thread that ties Homer's Iliad to Virgil's Aeneid. However, the way warfare is treated in the two epics is different. This can be attributed to many factors including the time between the composition of the pieces, the fact that pieces were written by different authors, and the fact that the pieces were written in different places. We can use these pieces to get a view of what the society that produced them thought about war and how the view of war changed as time went on in the ancient world....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Things They Carried By Tim O ' Brien

- Do you know what is the reason of the people today living in such a peaceful place. Well, it’s because each country has its soldiers to sacrifice their lives to protect the country, In other words, soldiers are exchanging their lives for peace in the country. In the story The Things They Carried, the author Tim O’Brien draws his own experience of fighting in the Vietnam War into the story. In the story, O’Brien lists the items that each of the soldiers carries, and sense that the items the soldier carry have their significant meanings and role for warfare....   [tags: Army, Vietnam War, Soldier, Guerrilla warfare]

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Battle of Chancellorsville

- The battle of Chancellorsville is a victory that never materialized for the Army of the Potomac. The Union’s Army of the Potomac, on paper, was a force clearly superior in terms of manpower and technology to that of their adversary, however, tactical mistakes proved to be detrimental to their cause. On the contrary, planning and the execution of those plans propelled the Confederacy’s Army of Northern Virginia to the most recognized underdog victory in the American Civil War. Examining the Battle of Chancellorsville from both the Union and Confederate perspective provides military leaders an example of the importance of planning, adapting to the fluidity of combat, and the crucial nature of...   [tags: civil war, army, potomac]

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Anthem For A Doomed Youth

- Wilfred Owen’s poem “Anthem for a Doomed Youth” is a 14 lined sonnet written in a deviated form of iambic pentameter. This poem has a rhyme scheme of ABABCDCD EFFEGG with the first stanza being an octet and the second stanza being a sestet. Owen uses the Petrarchan sonnet form with a Shakespearean style rhyme scheme. Owen does, however, deviate from the typical iambic pentameter style by using extra syllables and a different number of stressed and unstressed syllables in each line. Generally, in a sonnet where there is a separation in stanzas, there will be a shift in the poet’s ideas, a change of course, or a problem and a solution, in “Anthem for a Doomed Youth” the shift is from the battl...   [tags: Poetry, Sonnet, Poetic form, Stanza]

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CIara Barton, Founder of the American Red Cross

- Clara Barton was another important woman in the American Civil War. Clarissa Harlowe Barton, or Clara for short, was born on December 25, 1821 in Oxford, Massachusetts. She was an independent woman during the Civil War, as she was a nonconformist who persisted to act as she had pleased. Originally, as a child she was very shy, but she began to learn how to socialize and help people after tending for her injured brother, David. Then, at age 15, she became a teacher and opened a free, public school in New Jersey, despite most teachers existing to be male at the time....   [tags: influential women, history, civil war]

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The Gettysburg Address By Abraham Lincoln

- In “The Gettysburg Address,” Abraham Lincoln reminds the nation of what they are fighting for. A reverent Lincoln commemorates the lives that were lost at the Gettysburg battle while using it as a cue of why the war is taking place. In a speech like no other, given on the site of one of the bloodiest battlefields of the Civil War in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the 16th President of the United States reflects the utter freedom and equality the nation was raised upon. This speech is commemorated as one of the greatest speeches in American history because of its impact upon the nation in only a short two minutes of length....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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Analysis Of Clara Barton 's ' The Women Who Went At The Field '

- Clara Barton’s ‘The Women Who Went to the Field’ describes the work of women and the contribution they made on the civil war battlefield in 1861. Barton highlights the fact that when the American Civil War broke out women turned their attention to the conflict and played a key role throughout as nurses. Therefore, at first glance this poem could in fact be seen as a commemoration of the women who served in the American Civil War as its publications in newspapers and magazines in 1892 ensured that all Civil War veterans were honoured and remembered, including the women....   [tags: Gender role, Feminism, Gender, Sociology]

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The Development of Ground and Air Transport

- A. The development of ground transport In old days, before the wheel invention (pre-3000 B.C) people normally were carried the sick and wounded on the shoulder between two men or backs of friends or animals(MacDonald & Miller, 1989). Forced transports were used for those with mental disorders in ancient time, however, one of the earliest uses of the wheel for patient transportation was constructed (circa 900 A.D.) by Anglo-Saxon, so they called it the Anglo-Saxon wagon hammock(Bell, 2009). This hammock was placed between two poles raised on a four wheeled platform(MacDonald & Miller, 1989)....   [tags: Transportation ]

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World War I With 6000 Trained Dogs

- Throughout the war, each of the belligerents involved used dogs at some time. “The Germans entered World War I with 6,000 trained dogs, principally German Shepherds, organized and trained in three departments.”6 The departments included a medical, messenger and watch dog division, each trained for specific uses. This extensive preparedness was because the Germans realized the true value a dog brought to the battlefield with their abilities to perform various kinds of missions. Early on in the war, the Allies’ and other participating nations rapidly trained and enacted dogs into battle....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Dog breed, Dog]

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Abraham Lincoln 's Compelling Rhetoric

- Lincoln’s Compelling Rhetoric In “The Gettysburg Address,” Abraham Lincoln reminds the nation of what they are fighting for. A reverent Lincoln commemorates the lives that were lost at the Gettysburg battle while using it as a cue of why the war is taking place. In a speech like no other, given on the site of one of the bloodiest battlefields of the Civil War in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the 16th President of the United States reflects the utter freedom and equality the nation was raised upon. This speech is commemorated as one of the greatest speeches in American history because of its impact to the nation in only a short two minutes of length....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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Casualties of World War I

- The First World War witnessed an appalling number of casualties. Due partly to this fact, some historians, developed the perception that commanders on both sides dependence on only one disastrous approach to breaking the stalemate. These historians attributed the loss of life to the reliance on soldiers charging across no-man’s land only to be mowed down by enemy machineguns. The accuracy of this, however, is fallacious since a variety of tactics existed on both sides. The main reason for battlefield success and eventual victory came from the transformation of battlefield tactics; nevertheless, moral played a major role by greatly affecting the development of new tactics and the final outcom...   [tags: World War I]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Night Patrol '

- The first world war, also known by the natives of Canada as the Great War, was one of the most brutal, horrific, and tragic wars in human history. In order to help fight this war, Canada forced thousands of Native citizens to fight in a war that was not theirs to fight. These men fought alongside British and American soldiers, and over the course of the war many stories and tales were written. One notable piece of work from the Great War is the poem “The Night Patrol,” written by Arthur Graeme West....   [tags: World War I, Trench warfare, World War II]

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The Values And Core Values Of The Profession Of Nursing

- Although the profession of nursing has certainly evolved throughout its illustrious history, the basic ideals and core values of the profession have not. Indeed this idea is also reflected in societal views of nurses. According to the annual Gallup poll ranking honesty and ethics in various professions, nursing ranks the highest amongst any field; beating out other professions by double digits when it comes to trustworthiness (Gallup 2015). Where does this societal view of trustworthiness come from....   [tags: Nursing, Florence Nightingale, Nurse, Crimean War]

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Drones Have Changed the Character of War

- “We have just won a war with a lot of heroes flying around in planes. The next war may be fought by airplanes with no men in them at all. Take everything you’ve learned about aviation in war, throw it out of the window, and let’s go to work on tomorrow’s aviation. It will be different from anything the world has ever seen.” – General Hap Arnold, V-J Day, August 1945 The word drone is the most widely recognised definition and an umbrella name for a pilotless aircraft; the etymology of the name itself thought to have stemmed from the characteristically low humming noise the machines make, or rather with entomological connotations, from early drones being painted with black stripes on the...   [tags: war, aviation]

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All Quiet on the Western Front

- All Quiet on the Western Front The book, All Quiet on the Western Front, was a very shocking book because it shows the reader what World War I was like from a German soldier, Paul Baumer’s, point of view. The author, Erich Maria Remarque, is trying to get across to the reader that war is not a fun game. War is serious. If a soldier is in a battle, he is going to see some horrible sights. The author states that the battles that the soldiers faced were terrible. Paul Baumer had very close school friends....   [tags: Classic Literature]

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How Photography Helped Change People's Opinions of The Civil War

- Through some author’s point of view which usually contained useless bias, people were able to look at photographs and criticize the written propaganda about the good outcomes of comes, since most of the photographs depicted death and destruction. Furthermore, Matthew Brady’s opening of the civil war photo gallery in New York City in 1862 gave more and more people the access to experience war through realistic photographs which changed many people’s perception of the war. Over 1000 pictures and portraits were displayed in glass display cases....   [tags: perception, soldiers, battle]

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Clara Barton: Founder of the Red Cross

- Clara Barton is a very important health pioneer. Clara Barton started the Red Cross in America which is still in operation today. She overcame many obstacles throughout her life and many people telling her she couldn’t do it. She is an inspiration to everyone. She grew up and her life began in North Oxford, Massachusetts, she was inspired by Florence Nightingale, she helped during and after wars, she helped with her ill family and battled her own depression, she started the Red Cross after much hard work and even after all that resigned and still made an impact (Cobb, 2014)....   [tags: Biography]

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The United States Developed The Modern World

- “All is fair in love and war,” when John Lyly said this in the 1500’s he had already seen the Aztec fall to illness transferred by the immune Conquistadors and the Mongols crush almost all opposers. He realized whether the Europeans resistance to disease or the Mongols with their superior Calvary skills and organization on the battlefield, that usually the ones that adapted and created new ways to fight won because they had evolved to circumstance that required their survival. To fight with sustaining less casualties and superior skill, or in the case of the Conquistadors their superior genes that built a resistance to pathogens that ultimately helped to wipe out the indigenous population an...   [tags: World War II, Cold War, Mongol Empire, War]

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Introduction Of The 1st World War

- Introduction of the 1st World War The First World War conflict, known as the “Great War,” was fused in 1914 when Gavrilo Princip killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand (heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire). Before the assignation, military tensions and an abundant of alliances segregated Europe and were on the bridge of war. All of these factors fueled the “The Great” but was ultimately lit by the assassination. In addition to the assignation, the death of Archduke Franz Ferdinand also set off a chain of other events that pushed and started the war a month later....   [tags: World War I, United Kingdom, British Empire]

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Modern Implications Of The Military Revolution

- The Modern Implications of the Military Revolution As the Military Revolution revolutionized the way that people fought, it wasn’t the only part of the western rise to power, but it was also the creation of much bloodier warfare. “The Infantry Revolution marked a sharp increase in causalities on the battlefield. Whereas formerly it had been important to capture the knights for the purpose of realizing a ransom, common infantrymen neither held that value, nor did they share knightly notions of chivalry....   [tags: World War II, War, World War I, Military]

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Child Combatants

- Sometimes dealing with children can be a battle in itself, but in many countries, children fight the battles that adults have created. These young people are known as children warriors, soldiers, and combatants. The use of children in war is an unfortunate issue; but it is part of some people’s everyday life. Whether the child is fighting for their government or their life, they are often in constant danger. The foreign policies that have been put in place to protect children have yet to halt the ever-growing amount of children combatants....   [tags: Human Rights]

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The Comanche Helicopter Program

- In 1983 the United States began a program to upgrade the aging fleet of U.S. Army helicopters. What was initially known as the Light Helicopter Experimental (LHX), in April 1991 the LHX program would become the Reconnaissance Attack Helicopter (RAH-66). The program was initially designed to replace all light helicopters in the Army fleet, however, this was reduced to a more attainable goal of replacing the AH-1, OH-58, and OH-6 helicopters. This program greatly enhanced the capabilities of the commander on the battlefield of the future.1 The helicopter of the future would far outclass any helicopter on the planet; boasting capabilities like fly by wire controls, stealth, greater maneuverab...   [tags: The Armed Forces]

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The Meaning of the Gettysburg Address

- Essay on the Meaning of the Gettysburg Address While the Gettysburg Address is fairly short in length at around 300 words, this famous speech delivered by President Abraham Lincoln on November 19, 1963 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is both enduring and meaningful for all Americans today, almost exactly 146 years later. The first paragraph of his speech sets the tone, in which Lincoln does not directly mention the bloody Battle of Gettysburg, in which 50,000 soldiers lost their lives. Instead, he refers in the opening phrase, “Four score and seven years ago,” to the founding of America through another important written document, the Declaration of Independence in 1776....   [tags: American History]

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How Aircraft Have Changed our Society

- ... With the greatly diminished travel time and cost foreign leaders have the ability to see in person anyone who they might have an issue with for whatever reason it may be. If President Obama where to want to talk to Queen Elizabeth about a new problem in the middle east he could fly there in time for dinner the same day relieving any suspicions either persons may have had about each other’s actions. While in the past it would be much harder to know the true intent of any countries leaders this suspicion could have led to drastic measures taken by a country feeling at risk....   [tags: leaders, travel, military]

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Meaning Behind The Gettysburg Address

- While the Gettysburg Address is short in length at around 300 words, this famous speech by President Abraham Lincoln on November 19, 1863 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is still both enduring and meaningful for all Americans today, almost exactly 146 years later. The first paragraph of his speech sets the tone, in which Lincoln does not directly mention the bloody Battle of Gettysburg, in which 50,000 soldiers lost their lives. Instead, he refers in the opening phrase, “Four score and seven years ago,” to the founding of America through another important written document, the Declaration of Independence in 1776....   [tags: American History]

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Free Combat Zone : Box Me Up And Ship Me Home By Tim O ' Brien

- In the book If I Die In A Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home, author Tim O’Brien showed that the Vietnam War was wrong and felt like hell. He supported his claim by exposing the brutality of war, showing the injustice of it, explaining the arrogance of the war plus the men who fight in them, and how the war was physically, emotionally, and mentally damaging to the soldiers. First, Tim O’Brien showed that the Vietnam War was wrong and hell-like by exposing the brutality of it. An example of this would be with all the blood, injuries, and the deaths that the soldiers witnessed while fighting on the battlefield....   [tags: Army, Vietnam War, Vietnam]

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From Corsets and Crocheting to Kevlar and Combat: The Journey of a Female Soldier

- The change from conventional battle lines to an all out street conflict impacts all elements of the armed forces. Traditional and distinct separations in the boundaries that define non-hostile occupations commonly known as “support units” from their “combat arms” counterparts causes problems when those supportive elements encounter hostilities and naturally take measures to defend themselves. Conflict arises when those elements, engaging in combat, have female soldiers, which, is thought to be a violation of the United States Military Policy....   [tags: Military]

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Human Anatomy And Physiology : What It Done Better Than Salves And Ointments

- observe that it worked better than salves and ointments. Debridement of wounds could also hasten wound healing. In medieval medicine, alum brine, red copper, or bile removed dead or necrotic tissue from the wound and aided healing. The understanding of human anatomy and physiology was necessary and medieval doctors were aware of this. In 1106, King Baldwin I of Jerusalem received a severe wound and his doctors wanted to dissect a dead prisoner to understand the damage of the Kings wound. He refused to give permission for the dissection; however, he did allow them to dissect a bear....   [tags: Surgery, Physician, Medicine, Middle Ages]

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Individual Weapon Technology and Tactical Formation Adaptations during the Civil War

- Abstract In recent times the debate over which type of individual weapon would be most effective during the civil war has ensued. Many believe that the rifled bore was the most effective of the weapons; still others believe that smooth bore muskets proved to be as effective. This paper compares the different types of weapons and the effect each system had during the formations that ensued prior to the final assault. The offensive formation during the later part of the civil war transitioned based up the introduction of the rifled bore and is the focus of examination while simultaneously comparing the different weapons....   [tags: Military]

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The Great War: Why Soilders Felt Like They Needed to Fight?

- Despite the horrors of trench warfare during World War I, reasons why soldiers continued to fight include being influenced by propaganda, enjoying the thrill of fighting, and having nothing else to live for. These motivations differed from the civilians at home because the latter group were not under the direct influence of a manipulative military or intense public pressure, nor did they experience the true nature of fighting on the battlefield. For the most part, these sentiments were shared by soldiers on both the Central Powers and the Allied sides, except for people who had little enthusiasm to fight since the beginning of the war, such as the Italians and minority groups....   [tags: propanganda, thrill, fighting]

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Air Space Coordination Area Development During Major Combat Operations

- Over the past ten years, in the Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) theaters, airspace management was relatively simple for the Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) across all the US military services. With the exception of the initial pushes into Afghanistan and Iraq, the US operated in an air supremacy environment. Besides the occasional small arms and MANPADs, there was no true threat to fast moving aircraft. This allowed US and Coalition fighters and bombers the ability to fly CAS missions uncontested, resulting in virtually worry free situations when servicing CAS targets for ground units....   [tags: us army, OEF, JTAC, military]

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The War On Terror ( Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

- During the 19th century, the War on Terror began a battle of moral controversy that has been translated into a modern issue with the development of technology. There have been many advancements within the realm of technology that have served as positive growth for the battlefield; however, there have been more costs associated with the use of such sciences. Drones are one prime example of such advancements of war, in that there are good aspects of less military lives lost and better surveillance, but many costs consisting of: a global battlefield, human rights issues, and target killing decisions that may cost civilian casualties....   [tags: United States, Barack Obama]

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Anthem for Doomed Youth and Facing It

- War is a patriotic act where one seeks the determination to lead their country. It can be viewed noble, cruel, inhumane and can make an individual a hero or a criminal. It effects everyone in a society, hoping their loved one is safe whether fighting in the trenches or waiting at home. It has led to severe individuals suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder. Two poems in war literature “Anthem for Doomed Youth” by Wilfred Owen and “Facing it” by Yusef Komunyakaa, the authors’ different perspectives will be presented....   [tags: Comparative, Owen, Komunyakaa]

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New Technology in the Civil War Era

- New Technology In The Civil War Era My research project is about the new technology that was used during the Civil War. There was new weapons used during the war and also other technologies that helped with the war. These helped change the way people lived and made life easier for them. The Repeating Rifle was used during the Civil War by 1863. These guns could fire more than one bullet before they needed to be reloaded. The most popular one was called the Spencer Carbine and it could shoot seven shots in 30 seconds....   [tags: weapons, railroads, transportation]

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