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  • C.S. Forester's Lieutenant Hornblower: Success And Failure

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    In the novel Lieutenant Hornblower there were a few scenes were Hornblower was a success and a few were he was a failure. In my opinion the first success of Hornblower was when he used all the cannons on one side of the ship to free them from the mud holding the ship. Another success was when Hornblower suggested a landing attack on Samana Bay. The commanding officer agreed with his suggestion, and they put together a landing party. Hornblower had the whole attack planed and the coordinates

  • Catapults

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    Catapult: With the arrival of fortifications such as forts, strongholds and gigantic walls to protect cities from hostile forces, conquering cities became so difficult and costly to do that every civilization must come up with an ingenious way to overcome this problem. Out of all methods ranging from complex engineering feats such as the siege tower to simple methods such as employing ladders, none are as well-known or as old as the catapult. The catapult is a siege engine that propels a variety

  • The Evolution of the Art of War between 1400 and 1600

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    revolution was taking place, one whose effects were no less significant. The invasion of Italy by Charles the VII of France in 1494 is considered the beginning of the age of gunpowder warfare, as it was among the first large-scale use of mobile cannons against fortifications. The effect of gunpowder on warfare cannot be understated; its introduction fundamentally altered the ways that wars were fought, no longer were fortifications the ultimate means of defense they were in the Middle Ages. Knights

  • The Blah of Blah

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    Ames; known survivors, 29. A shorter version of the bronze Model of 1835 above with the same Registry Number series continuing from it for both foundries. Markings on bronze Models of 1835 and 1838 fieldpieces. Unlike the markings on earlier and later cannon, the Registry Number, weight and inspectors' initials are located on the upper breech.

  • The Main Theme of Tennyson's The Charge of the Light Brigade

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    The Main Theme of Tennyson's The Charge of the Light Brigade From the first few lines of 'The Charge of the Light Brigade,' Tennyson plunges you into the poem, creating an awesome, in depth feeling of reality. His words are so powerful, that they make you feel as if you are one of the Light Brigade. With this war language he uses he gives the reader a feeling of heroism and bravery, an inexorable feeling. 'Charge for the guns! Into the valley of death rode the six hundred.' This illustrates

  • How Guns Work

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    of wrought iron or cast bronze, closed at one end and loaded by placing gunpowder and projectile in the muzzle, or open end. Nowadays firearms are a little more sophisticated. However, the physics behind all guns remain the same. Weapons such as cannons, shotguns and rifles, work on the basic idea of conservation of momentum and the change in energy from potential to kinetic. When the trigger is pulled the hammer hits the firing pin. The firing pin then hits the primer which causes the powder to

  • Guns: A Personal Essay: The History Of Guns

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    Guns have been apart of my life for as long as I can remember. When I was about six years old my dad came home one day and took me into the back yard. He told me he had something for me and that I needed to be vary careful with it. After I agreed to only using it while he was there to make sure I used it safely, he gave me my vary own BB gun. After a quick safety lesson it was time to start shooting, I had even drawn a target onto a cardboard box. After a few years of shooting and a few thousand

  • The Mysterious Jack Adlridge

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    It was a dark and stormy night. The wind sighed softly through the half open window in the drawing room of Hampsted Mansion, where I happen to reside, with my strange oddities of pets. The inclement weather, as it was wont to do, aroused my musical tendencies. As it was my habit on such occasions to take the trolley down to Mardia Del Kung Fu's opera house, I made my way to the cloak room to fetch my overcoat. The very instant my hand touched the knob, I heard a terrific crash from deep within the

  • The Trapped Soul - Original Writing

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    his friend; he searches through the mist, but to no avail. The heavens are grey, the air is grey everything is grey. Accept for the battle colours of dead French soldiers and the half torn flags that are sinking into the bog, just like the heavy cannons and cavalry found. Some eighty thousand soldiers died that day in the battle; fifty thousand died defending Moscow buying time for the population of the capital to escape from Napoleons rule. The bloodiest one-day battle in the Napoleonic

  • Ronald Reagan, "Reagan" by Lou Cannon

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    Cannon, Lou. Reagan. New York: Putnam, 1982. Lou Cannon has covered Ronald Reagan for thirty-six years, first as a reporter for the San Jose Mercury News, later as the White House correspondent for the Washington Post. He began with covering Reagan's first campaign for governor of California in 1966 and continued until Reagan's recent death in 2004. His other books on Reagan include Ronnie and Jesse: A Political Odyssey, Ronald Reagan: The Presidential Portfolio, President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime