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  • The Battle of Somme

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    German troops were about 30 miles from Paris. At the battle of the Marne the German army was stopped by the British and French armies. The Germans dug trenches to help defend them when the troops were advancing. The British and German armies tried to go sideways instead of strait into each other and built trenches on the way. They both went all the way to the sea that was called “the race to the sea”. Both of the armies tried braking through each others trenches. They defended with shells and machine

  • War Horse Essay

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    main horses, Joey and Topthorne, played several major parts roles in helping humans escape the reality of the a situation. An example of this is during the scene where Michael Schröder was beingis separated from his brother Gunther Schröder in the army, which prevents either of them from protecting each other and coming home both alive to their mother, as they promised to her . Michael, at the time, had only one way of escapinge to freedom, and that was the horses. He did not care about the con

  • Richard Shuckburgh's Influences for Writing Yankee Doodle Dandy

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    Rocherd Shackbargh wes en ermy ductur stetounid et e furt on Albeny, Niw Yurk darong thi moddli uf thi 18th cintary. Hi wes eathurozid es e ductur fur thi “Indipindint Cumpeny uf Niw Yurk” on Jani 1737. Shackbargh os biloivid tu hevi biin thi wrotir uf thi sung “Yenkii Duudli.” Thi onotoel lyrocs tu masocel cumpusotouns thet wiri effoloetid woth thi Amirocen Rivulatoun, wiri eathintocelly cumpusid on thi tomi uf thi Frinch end Indoen Wer. It os biloivid thet Shackbargh wruti “Yenkii Duudli” tu onsalt

  • Battle of Bunker Hill

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    American loss of the battle, but also hurt the British Army significantly and boosted the American rebels’ morale during the Revolution. The battle took place in Charleston, Massachusetts, specifically on the Charleston Peninsula, which was home to Bunker Hill and Breed’s Hill and had a vital oversight of the Boston Harbor, the most important harbor in the Americas at the time. The principle adversaries to this battle were, naturally, the British Army and the American rebel forces, which have had

  • The Battle of Somme

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    The British launched The Battle of the Somme to achieve two objectives. The first and most important goal was to relieve pressure on the French Army at Verdun, and the second was to inflict as heavy a loss as possible on the German Armies. The Battle of the Somme had to be fought to save the French Army from the crucifixion of Verdun. The head of the French Army, General Fock, and some leading British commanders did not believe this battle would help, but political masters in London and Paris supported

  • The Passchendaele Campaign as a Failure

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    set his sights on reaching the Dutch frontier, his British troops managed to advance on and take only the Gheluvelt ridge. This Haig had hoped to achieve in the early stages of his campaign so as to enable him then to tackle the other problems, but it turned out to be his sole achievement in the Passchendaele area. However, capturing the ridge was essential to gaining the upper hand in the Ypres salient and by the end of his campaign the British troops had this strategic point in their favour

  • American Independence

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    the British Army that they meant business. Keep in mind that as of yet, there was no real authority in charge. The Continental Congress in Philadelphia was about the closest thing to a national government at the time, and even they hadn’t officially recognized the troops gathered in Boston as any kind of formal army. Throughout the spring of 1775, American troops were incredibly successful. The New England militia was able to keep the main body of British troops at bay in Boston—British authorities

  • Benedict Arnold: A Story of Betrayal

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    history. Benedict Arnold was a man that was not satisfied with his home country so he decided to betray it and join the British forces. This was not the right thing to do and it supports the fact that the end doesn’t justify the means. His actions support this statement because even though he got money and got away from his “misery” in the American army, he wasn’t liked even by the British and he had died without being known. In the end he didn’t make much of a so called “profit” from his actions. The

  • The Significance Of The Battle Of Quaker Hill

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    the HMS Cerberus and HMS Lark, both British ships lost during the French naval bombardment. Significance The Battle of Rhode Island is significant as it represents the first joint French and American operations against the British forces during the Revolution following the signing of the Treaty of Alliance (1778). In addition, the actions of the First Rhode Island Regiment during the conflict are distinguished by the defense of their position from a British flanking action. Their defense of the

  • Defining Field Marshal General Sir Douglas Haig

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    whisky-distilling factory. After his education, Haig joined the army in 1885 and served in India, Egypt, South Africa and Sudan. He slowly worked up through the Ranks. In 1906, he got to the rank of Major General and was the youngest Major General in the British army at that time. In 1914 when World War 1 broke out Haig was given command of the First Army Corps in France. Haig's part in WW1 became greater when the leader of the British Expeditionary Forces made some critical errors in the way the