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  • Battle of the Somme as a Military Disaster

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    The battle of the Somme was fought in France by the combined British and French armies against the Germans. On the 21st of February 1916 the Germans launched an attack to capture Verdun, which held a key position over the River Meuse and the Eastern front. The German offensive slowly gained ground and the desperate French pleaded for assistance from the British. In an effort to relieve the pressure on the French, the British commander in chief, Sir Douglas Haig agreed to open a major front

  • Field Marshall Haig

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    Field Marshall Haig Sir Douglas Haig replaced Sir John French as commander of the British army. He faced many problems from the state French had left the army in. He faced the task of planning battles and training his army. His tactics were first put to the test at the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and the casualties began to rise into unacceptable numbers. The British army put their faith into Haig because of his reputation as a great leader. He had had past success' during the Boer War

  • T. E. Lawrence: Guerrilla Warfare

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    by practicing tactics like ambush, camouflage, sabotage, raids, and mobility. These tactics are used in order to take on larger, less-mobile armies without losing as many people. Lawrence organized the members into small groups that relied on the surrounding population to help better understand the native terrain. This was not an issue because all of the army members were from around or knew enough about the area to have a little bit of an edge over the Turks. Guerrilla warfare has a completely different

  • Battle Tactics Used during the American Revolution

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    The American Revolution is one of the most significant wars in modern history. It was a war in which thirteen colonies fought against the mighty British military in order to become an independent nation. Before the start of the Revolutionary War, the Colonists were dissatisfied with Great Britain and its heavy taxes on the Colonists and sought to negotiate with Great Britain to lower their taxes and give them freedom. However, it soon turned into a Revolutionary War with the American colonies fighting

  • African Americans soldiers in the Revolutionary War

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    started to join later on. The blacks that were part of the war were not enslaved but they faced many dilemmas because the white soldiers would ignore and deny them. As the war was going on, some places started to need soldiers so the Americans and the British say that anyone could join the war and if you are a slave you will be promised freedom after the war is over because of this many African Americans began to fight in the Revolutionary War. Free blacks and runaway slaves signed up for the navy as a

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

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    of the Somme as a Victory for the British This investigation seeks to evaluate the level of success for the British in the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and analyse whether this battle was really a "victory" for the British or not. The main body of this investigation outlines what happened to the British army in The Battle of the Somme in 1916, with references to many sources. The battle is then analysed to see to extent was it a victory for the British and to what extent it wasn't, with

  • The Battle of Waterloo

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    The Battle of Waterloo was fought thirteen kilometers south of Brussels between the French, under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte, and the Allied armies commanded by the Duke of Wellington from Britain and General Blücher from Prussia. Napoleon Bonaparte had always been driven by his desire to make France an European empire and was an experienced warlord and leader. The European powers were meeting in Vienna to re-establish the territorial balance in Europe when news came of Napoleon's escape from

  • The Last Of The Mohicans Essay

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    French, the British, and the Natives wore were correct for the time period. Also the majority of the locations were accurate in this film (Rappe). Many of the people in this film were historically real, one of these many people was Col. Edward Munro (Rappe). Another person that was portrayed in the film that was historically accurate was General Daniel Webb (Rappe). Fort William Henry was the fort that Munro and his army were fighting behind (Rappe). While Munro and the British army were fighting

  • Analysis of the Movement from Voluntary Recruitment to Conscription

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    a million. The enthusiasm to join and fight was genuine, showing an 'almost mystical patriotism'. The British army was seen as a professional army, even though it was small, as it was made up of volunteers who were all highly trained. The army had increased to 350,000 soldiers by the end of August, which was still quite small compared to most European standards. The size of the army had then grown bigger by 450,000 volunteers by the end of September. The government had planned the amount

  • The Lure of Polo Through the Years

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    could easily cause injury and even death. Despite the obvious dangers one encounters while playing polo, it was a popular activity for armies and nobles. For cavalry, polo provided a venue for displaying one’s athleticism, poise, quick thinking, and boldness. In fact, kings from many nations used polo as an easy way to determine appointments for political and army positions. Often, the best polo players were the only ones who could surpass their natural born social class.