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  • Why British Men Enlisted in the British Army in 1914

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    Why British Men Enlisted in the British Army in 1914 When Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, Europe erupted. The Austro-Hungarian Empire invaded Serbia; Russia sends troops to its borders with Austria and Hungary. Germany declares war on Russia and France and marches into Belgium and Britain declares war with Germany and her allies. Although Britain already had a well-trained professional army, it was far too small to be able to stand a chance against the huge German army that was

  • Uniforms of the British Army 1812-1815

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    Uniforms of the British Army 1812-1815 Major General of Infantry Since my character was Major O'Dowd I decided to do my presentation on the uniforms not only of the Major, but also the men that were in his regiment including Captain Dobbin, George Osbourne and Captain Rawdon. When Major O'Dowd headed off for the Battle of Waterloo outside of Brussels he was most likely outfitted in something along these lines; a Red jacket lined with white. It had a royal blue collar patch and cuffs, golden buttons

  • Why the Conflict in Northern Ireland Erupted into Violence in the 1960's and Resulted in Long Term Occupation by the British Army

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    Why the Conflict in Northern Ireland Erupted into Violence in the 1960's and Resulted in Long Term Occupation by the British Army There are many reasons why the conflict in Northern Ireland erupted into violence in the 1960s. The violence resulted in long term occupation of Northern Ireland by the British Army. Some of the Key events which caused British occupation were the civil rights movement and the Battle of the Bogside. The failure of partition also contributed to the violence and

  • The British Army and World War I

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    The British Army and World War I In October 1915 the Derby Scheme was introduced; all men had to register and they were put into categories of age, marital status and occupation, under this scheme the young, unmarried and unskilled men were enlisted. In 1916 conscription was properly introduced in Britain to increase the size of the army. (b) During the course of the First World War, Britain was geared towards the aim of winning the war. Women of all social classes were involved in the

  • The Enlistment of British Men in the Army in 1914

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    The Enlistment of British Men in the Army in 1914 British men enlisted in the army in 1914 for a number of reasons. These reasons varied from Patriotism to enlisting in order to prevent intimidation from groups such as the white feather group. Many men actually believed it was their duty as citizens of this country to go and fight. A lot of them wanted to destroy the Germans as British propaganda had painted ruthless pictures of them in their minds. However, not all men fought out of

  • The Army of the British East India Company

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    Chapter 4: The Army of the British East India Company The army of the British East India Company in the Bengal Presidency, prior to the Sepoy Rebellion of 1857-1858, was based heavily on native models in keeping with the limited goal of the Company in India: to make profits, but avoid upsetting the traditional order as much as possible. Robert Clive and Warren Hastings were the fathers of the Honorable Company's army in India prior to 1857, but they in turn based their policies on the armies of the Nawab

  • The Conduct of British Generals in World War One

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    The Conduct of British Generals in World War One In 1914 the First World War, or the Great War, broke out in Europe. It involved the two main alliances of Europe at the time; one alliance was the triple entente with Germany, Austro-Hungary and Serbia, the other alliance, the triple alliances, had Britain, France and Russia creating a ring of steel around Germany. This war of attrition was to take the lives of 8.5 million combatants and would change the way warfare was conducted and portrayed

  • The Battle of the Somme as a Victory for the British

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    the Somme as a Victory for the British This investigation seeks to evaluate the extent to which the Battle of the Somme was a victory for the British. The main body of this investigation will outline the way the British set out their strategies to win the war and what were its weaknesses and oppositions. During this investigation two main sources are going to be used: "The first day of the Somme" by Richard Tames and the other source is from the British newspaper "The Times" written on

  • Fueling the Fire That was the American Revolution

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    be right. Little by little American Colonists were pushed closer and closer to revolting by the circumstances they were facing due to the British. The Revolutionary War was sparked by the forced housing for British soldiers, the massacring of American Colonists, and the raising of taxes. One of the reasons behind the colonists revolting against the British in the Revolutionary War was the massacring and unjust killing of American Colonists. When the French and Indian War concluded, Great Britain

  • The Schlieffen Plan and How It Was Meant to Work

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    Germany and this made them very vulnerable. Germanys army was not strong enough to attack both France and Russia at the same time. Because of this, the Fuhrer wanted another way that Germany could attack both countries without the army being too weak at one front and being beaten there and not having the other half of the army ready to fight. A plan was formed called the Schlieffen plan. This plan worked on the assumption that the Russian army would take six weeks to mobilize. This would be because

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