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  • 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

  • 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

  • The Second Independence War: The War Of 1812

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    In August 1814, British ships carrying about five thousand troops sailed into the Chesapeake Bay and quickly caused hysteria in the national capital. They British troops burned the Whitehouse, the capital and a newspaper office. Next, instead of holding the city, they decide to head north and attack Baltimore. However, due to a fierce defense by the Maryland militia, the attack on Baltimore wasn’t to any fruition. In the same month, the British troops made mistakes that cost them battles

  • The Changing Methods of the IRA from 1972 to the Present Day

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    non-violent Protestants, dating from 1972 to the Present day. From the 1919 formation of the IRA to the 1969 escalation of violence, the IRA has developed it’s tactics to what it uses today. Following the Easter Rising of 1916, and the failure of the British Government to grant home rule. Lead to the forming of the Irish Republican Army. They wanted action through violence. After the subsequent partition of Ireland (a result of the rising) in 1921, the IRA began a bombing campaign, because as a result

  • The Irish History

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    following events have all helped shape the course of Irish history in the 20th century. The Easter rising 1916, The deployment of British troops in Northern Ireland 1969, ”Bloody Sunday” 30 January 1972. Which of these events has had the biggest impact on the history of the conflict in Ireland? The Easter Rising, Bloody Sunday and the deployment of British troops in Northern Ireland all had big impacts on the history of the conflict in Northern Ireland. Which one, however, had the biggest

  • 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

  • How Canada Was Essential to Britain's War Effort

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    12). This marked the beginning of Canada involvement in the most brutal war ever recorded in history. This paper will analyze critically the essential involvement of Canada in the Second World War as an ally of Britain. The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan was an agreement signed between Australia, UK, Canada and New Zealand in 17th December 1939 (Hatch & Hillmer, 2007). The programme was one of the key contributions of Canada to the victory of the

  • The Battle of New Orleans' Relevance to Today's Army

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    New Orleans, communication was proven faulty, delayed, and ineffective. The Battle of New Orleans' Relevance to Today's Army The Battle of New Orleans was a major battle in the War of 1812. The Battle of New Orleans was a devastating blow for the British. The United States’ triumph of this battle amplified nationalism, and Andrew Jackson became known as an American idol. This paper will provide a detailed background on the Battle of New Orleans, a view on why this monumental battle is significant

  • The Failure of the Dardanelle's Campaign to Achieve its Military Objectives

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    desperate to take over Turkey, as it was a "gateway" to Germany as it would help surprise the Germans by attacking them from behind. Britain and Germany were both on stalemates at this point of the war. Both sides were equally matched, so the British had the Dardanelle's campaign thought up as it would put Britain in front and maybe win the war. But turkey entered the war at this point as well which equalised things out because Britain "thought that they had the upper hand" but they were soon

  • Zulu Army Victory at Isandlwana

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    of defeat for the British in the first major encounter in the Anglo-Zulu War between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom. Eleven days after the British invaded Zululand (now most commonly known as South Africa) a Zulu force of some 20,000 warriors attacked the British combat formation known as 'the main column' which consisted of about 2,200 British combatants. The battle at Isandlwana stunned the world and is historically acknowledged as a demoralizing defeat for the British against a less technologically