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  • Battle of the Somme as a Military Tragedy

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    fortified French garrison town on the River Meuse 200km east of Paris. In December 1915, General Erich von Falkenhayn, Chief of Staff of the German Army, decided to attack Verdun. Although he admitted he would be unable to break through at these points on the Western Front, he argued that in defending Verdun, the Germans would "bleed the French army white". The German attack on Verdun started on 21st February 1916. A million troops, led by Prince Wilhelm, faced about 200,000 French defenders

  • British Government's Sending of Troops into Northern Ireland in 1969

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    British Government's Sending of Troops into Northern Ireland in 1969 The troubles in Ireland go as far back as 1169 when the British first went over there under the command of Henry II. Henry II got permission from the Pope to invade Ireland because he believed that Ireland was developing its own form of Roman Catholicism. Since then British people have been living in Ireland, and this has caused conflict between the British and the Irish because the Irish Catholics didn’t like living under

  • Benedict Arnold

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    military hero from a great patriot to a treasonous traitor? Benedict Arnold is the only man in our history to be a military hero for both sides. He is known to most in our country as a traitor but without his valiant efforts in battle against the British forces our country may not be singing the National Anthem but God Save the Queen. His passion for defeating the enemy in the end was what defeated him. What was the turning point in this patriot’s career? The Saratoga campaign was a series of battles

  • The Battle of The Somme

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    The Battle of The Somme The British forces attacked at the Somme in the spring/summer of 1916, confident of their ability and determined to emerge victorious. They were brought into the battle by the French, who insisted on their help due to the extreme pressure they were under at the time in Verdun. In preparation for the great attack, the British pounded the enemy trenches with heavy artillery for seven days, non-stop. The roar of gunfire could be heard as far away as London, and when

  • The Battle of Somme

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    The Battle of Somme In this battle the British and French were together. The French role had been cut back by about 50 per cent, though, because they were involved in fighting off a fierce German attack on Verdun. General Haig went ahead with the attack because at the very least, the attack would force the Germans to move troops from their attack on the French at Verdun. This is a battle report from the British's point of view written after the whole battle has finished. Date the war

  • Conflict in Northern Ireland

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    Ireland. But in 1921 a group of Sinn Fein, and IRA members signed an treaty with the British, accepting the division of Ireland. This was when what's known as 'Northern Ireland' was created, dominated by Protestants. However, Catholics had wanted a united and Independent Ireland, so resentment grew. "After partition, it was hardline Unionists who held power in the North, they were determined to keep Ulster British and Protestant. They tended to see all Northern Catholics as possible traitors.

  • A Closer Look at Why British troops were Sent into Northern Ireland in 1969

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    Look at Why British troops were Sent into Northern Ireland in 1969 On the 14th August 1969 the British army was sent into occupy Northern Ireland. The aim of this essay is to explain the short, medium and long term causes of why the British troops were deployed in Northern Ireland. i am going to do this by looking at sources, events and evidence. The clashes between the Catholics and Protestants in NI go back a long way from the middle ages. Between 1500 and 1800 when the British tried to

  • Battle of Bunker Hill

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    the British had realized that the Americans were occupying the countryside, where Bunker and Breed’s Hills had stood. They then realized that something must be done and followed right in the American’s footsteps. This battle marked the first major battle of the American Revolution and the beginning of many more battles to come. Though the Battle of Bunker Hill was fought in one day, it was still a long, gruesome battle for the men who risked their lives fighting in it (Gilje). The British did not

  • The Importance Of Organizational Framework For Strategic Management

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    suggest there are key similarities between strategic and operational change therefore the distinguishing factors for strategic change may be based upon more complexity, the unknown and future environment which the organisation will be predicated. Army Headquarters based in Andover, has a policy and process for change management on Land Forces (LF) form 81. This form is used to standardise operational change in order to capture the requirements of a change request, to subsequently manage the change

  • The Brunei Rebellion In Malaysia

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    independence from the British colonies. Soon after, In September 1962, Azahari met with the leaders in Sarawak and North Borneo to press for the creation of ‘an independent federation of Borneo”. Subsequently, in Early December, he proposed 3 movements that were publicized at the first meeting of the new Legislative council. First, it was to reject the Malaysia Plan to merge. Secondly, he demanded to restore Brunei independence over Sarawak and North Borneo and lastly requested British to grant independence