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  • Haig As a Leader

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    I think Haig was a bad leader who made many critical mistakes during the battle of Passchendaele. From looking at the sources I can see many bad views of Haig as a war leader, although some good views can also be detected. In source A it is evident that Haig always ensured that his army was well equipped by asking the War Cabinet for more ammunition. I also know that Haig was one of the first generals to pay attention to aerial intelligence, this was very good for Britain as it put them

  • The Battle of Brakfontein

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    INTRODUCTION The Battle of Brakfontein was a short brutal battle between joint Australian and British troops against a larger Boer force fought during the Boer War (1899-1902). The Battle of Brakfontein took place in the Brakfontein Drift on the Elands River on modern South Africa, from 4 August 1900 to 16 August 1900. The Boer’s objective was seize the mass supplies being transported along the Elands River, garrisoned by Australian troops. The supplies being transported in the siege of the Elands

  • Celia Sandys' Churchill: Wanted Dead or Alive

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    without being willing to play his adventurous part. One does not gain without risk. Winston Churchill, the politician, member of the House of Commons, and Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War II, had incredible ambition, courage, and confidence in his early life. In the Anglo-Boer War, he risked, and he was rewarded, wrote and became well known, was social and made acquaintances, and led others and gained trust. Chruchill wanted to make an impact on others—and succeeded in impacting

  • The Work of Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig (1861 - 1928)

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    the British forces in France during most of World War One. His war of attrition resulted in enormous numbers of British casualties and his leadership remains controversial. As a young officer, Haig fought in the Sudan, in the Boer War and held administrative posts in India. From 1906-1909 he was assigned to the War Office, where he helped form the Territorial Army and organize an expeditionary force for any future war in Europe. When war broke out in August 1914, Haig led the 1st Corps to

  • Field Marshal sir Douglas Haig as The Butcher Of The Somme

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    Douglas Haig was appointed Field Marshal of the British Army in 1915, as no progress had been made since 1914, when the First World War began. Trench warfare was introduced for the first time. Much of the nature of the fighting taking place in the First World War was alien to Haig and his Generals, a cavalry man who served with distinction during the second Boer War. In February 1916 the Germans attacked Verdun again, the French were desperate and near to surrendering, the British desperately

  • Haig as a Successful Commander

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    Haig as a Successful Commander Field Marshal Douglas Haig was one of the most controversial people of the Great War. While he brought eventual victory, he is accused of being responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of young men during 1916 and beyond. I will begin by looking at source C and the opinions of the fighting man on Haig. Fred Pearson was an infantryman that fought under Haig, and so might not have ever met him. His thoughts on Haig are in an angry, annoyed tone, saying

  • y

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    is because of the Cold War and by the end of it, the U.S. was more about multilateralism and globalization which was promoted by the Clinton administration. The roots of American Empire are found in the ideological origins of the U.S. and the international political, economic and military structures that were established by the U.S when they were in the Cold War. Bush is more about global strategy that is based on U.S. primacy which came to be at the end of the Cold War which has made it tempting

  • Britain's Abandoning of Splendid Isolation Under the Conservatives

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    Britain's Abandoning of Splendid Isolation Under the Conservatives From 1895 to 1900 Britain continued the policy of 'splendid isolation'. This policy was started by Lord Salisbury in his previous government of 1886-92; Salisbury was more concerned with affairs out of Europe then becoming entangled in the Bisamarkian alliance system. Britain could afford to follow the policy of 'splendid isolation' because of her naval supremacy. However 'splendid isolation' is a misleading term as it was

  • Wartime Poem Analysis

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    woman’s perspective rather than the men’s. All the poems have a sense of sadness to them because they are about war. War is usually not anything other than depressed, saddened, horrific stories told from broken soldiers. The first story “The Man He Killed” is about a man in the bar who is talking about his experience being in the war. This poem is written around the time of the Boer War in Africa between the British and the locals of South Africa. He begins to discuss how he had to kill another man

  • Imperial Telecommunications

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    history and effects of electrical telecommunications from its beginning through the first world war. They will describe the basic technology and inventors behind the telegraph; following this the implication of this technology, mainly by Britain and France, into everyday practice will be discussed along with its effects. And finally, the effects on politics and economics leading up to the First World War will be discussed. Samuel Finley Breese Morse (Fig. 1), a North American painter and inventor,