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  • The Blitz

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    suggests that even though the British people were bombarded with constant bombing they never gave up. The book also acknowledges the tragedy and destruction that took place during the blitz, “appalling circumstances”, but despite this the British people were heroes, just like soldiers fighting in the war. The book shows that there was destruction and tragedy yet the British citizens still stuck together and continued to show courage and determination. The British people didn’t let the Blitz

  • THE BURNING OF WASHINGTON DC: THE HIGH PRICE OF RETRUBATORY JUSTICE

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    Second War for Independence with the British, the United States scrambled to establish defenses to protect important military installations in Northern Virginia and Maryland, then under threat of the intimidating British invasion force ominously lurking in Chesapeake Bay. President Madison and his administration had difficulty determining the over-all British military and political objectives and were slow to realize Washington, D.C.'s symbolic importance to the British. Consequently they made little

  • The French Defeat at the Battle of Waterloo and Napoleon's Lack of Judgment

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    Battle of Waterloo and Napoleon's Lack of Judgment After abdicating to the island of Elba Napoleon Bonaparte returned to France to rule the country once again. However after just 100 days ruling he had suffered the final defeat and was aboard a British ship returning to exile once more. He gambled everything on a battle which if he had won would've have left in an extremely strong position in Europe and would've changed the face of Europe as we know it today. He was arguably the greatest military

  • The Bloody Sunday

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    Bloody Sunday? In order to fully understand what took place on Bloody Sunday I feel that we need to examine the events leading up to this contentious event. Bloody Sunday is named after the events that occurred on Sunday 30 January 1972 when British soldiers shot dead 13 men and injured 14 others. A further victim died later. The killings took place in the predominantly nationalist city of Derry. The victims had been taking part in an illegal march against internment without trial. It had

  • The Role of the Royal Marines During World War One

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    The Role of the Royal Marines During World War One The Royal Marines were formed in 1664. They were formed as part of the Navy to keep order on board the men-of-war, to provide the Navy with a raiding force but mainly to deal with the Dutch, who were the combatant in 1664. The Marines have always been a flexible force, fighting on land and on sea, a skill which has made them one of the most advanced forces of modern warfare, a weapon in their own right. This essay looks at the role that

  • Thomas Gage

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    Thomas Gage Born in Gloucestershire, England, Thomas Gage born in 1721 was the second son of an Irish Viscount of modest means. Gage joined the Army in 1739. Although no initially describe as an intellectual, he later displayed a fondness for liberal education and sent his oldest son to the university of Gottingen and Berlin to study arts and sciences. Gage first commission as ensign was in 1740 which led to a recruiting assignment in Yorkshire. In January 1741, gage purchased a commission

  • Benedict Arnold

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    the reasons that he lost his love for the Colonial army, and its government. The Battle of Saratoga was a major battle in the American Revolution; it helped persuade the French into signing a Treaty with the United States that helped turn the tides on the British. Major General Horatio Gates was the commander of the Army of the North. His English counterpart was General John Burgoyne. The open-field battle style considerable favored the British troops of Burgoyne. The American’s had their backs

  • The Battle of the Somme

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    offensive occurred at Verdun, in 1916 against the French, and not long after, in June of the same year the French were on the brink of defeat. Just as this became apparent, the British launched an offensive of their own, along the River Somme; The British commanders plan of attack was simple. They would basically hit the German army as hard as they possibly could (no surprise there), by firing all their artillery at the German front-lines for several days (about a week), until they had knocked out

  • Why the British Troops Were Sent into Northern Ireland in 1969

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    Why the British Troops Were Sent into Northern Ireland in 1969 In 1969 British Troops were sent into Ireland because Irish police could no longer cope with the violence between the Unionist Protestant population and the Catholic Nationist population. The events that meant it was necessary for British troops to be sent in stretch back a long way. This essay presents the main long term and short term explanations as to why troops were needed. The tensions between Catholic and Protestant

  • Military Achievements of the British at the Battle of the Somme

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    Military Achievements of the British at the Battle of the Somme Post-war British folklore has deemed the Battle of the Somme a military catastrophe of the greatest kind. The image of the reckless slaughter of British troops on July 1st 1916 and the idea of "Lions being led by Donkeys"1 to their fate, which compromised of death is what resides in the minds of most regarding the Battle of the Somme. If at all a victory, it would have been classed as a 'Phyrric Victory'. On the surface it seems