Thus, leaving the capture in the hands of the Canadian troops. The Battle of Vimy Ridge was the first battle that was fought by all four Canadian Corps division and was led by British general Julian Byng and under his command was Canadian general Arthur Currie. This attack on Vimy Ridge was very
The impact and the casualties that the Battle o f Verdun had on the French Army was the reason was the reason why the British started the Battle of the Somme. The Battle of Verdun was to make General Philippe a French hero. The attack on Verdun was caused by the plan of a German Chief named von Falkenhayn. He wanted to launch a huge German attack on a historic sentiment in France which was Verdun.
These elaborate deceptions were codenamed Operation Bodyguard” (WIKI). All of these operations were undertaken in the months leading up to the invasion to prevent the Germans from learning the timing and the location of the
To the west was Von Zangen’s 15th Army, to the east was Student’s 1st Parachute Army, and in the south at the Siegfried line was Brandenberger’s 7th Army. Model requested for reinforcements, but Germany have no available soldiers, so they conscripted young and old men. Model also ordered the 2nd SS Panzer Corps to retreat towards Arnhem to rest and refit. (Appendix D)
The invasion took place because the allies knew the a large invasion was the only way to win the battle in europe and to open up two battle fronts, relieving pressure off the soviet front (Foot). Canada was a key player in delivering the astronomical victory at D-day. Canada sent 450 paratroopers (Operation Overlord: D-Day Remembered), 14,000 troops, 110 ships, 10,000 sailers
Spanning from 1914 to 1918, a major battle, known as the First World War was fought due to disruptions occurring in Austria surrounding the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand in June 1914. Following the First World War, unpredictability of the political and economic systems of Germany led to a Second World War that lasted from 1939 to 1945. Both wars were fought and won by strategic military alliances between different countries (Diffen). Although these wars were fought at different times and in different places, nevertheless there were some similarities between the two like how they both ended in a lot of death and destruction.
The British needed more leverage, so the British First Airborne Division, and the United States 101st Airborne Division were dropped into the Netherlands. The Operation needed to be during the day, and the objective was to catch the enemy off guard, and to take control over the bridges in order for the British to cross over. The American general, President Dwight Eisenhower, had made the decision to use Montgomery's strategy. The first reason being the pressure from Eisenhower’s superior in the United States to coordinate and send off a team of highly trained paratroopers. “Then, Montgomery had long been advising Eisenhower on the folly of a broad-front strategy, for that many military leaders in history had lost their hard-earned initiative by failing to concentrate their forces.
Germany was not consulted about this and was forced to sign. Finally, Hitler followed an expansionist policy of Lebensraum, which means living space. This term was used by Nazis to justify their claim to large areas of Russia and Eastern Europe. It was to cater for the growing German population and there are no doubt that Hitler’s aims and objectives contributed to Hitler dominating the diplomatic stage in Europe. Hitler promised to unite all German speakers together and he wanted to create an empire by threatening war to achieve his aims.
The Significance of Gallipoli One of the most famous World War one battles started in 1915 between the British and French troops of the Allies against the Turkish soldiers. The battle of Gallipoli lasted for nine months till the sea water turned to red blood. The Allies main target was to take over The Gallipoli Peninsula from the hands of the Turkish people. Even though the attempt of the battle failed, it formed the Turkish War of Independence and the declaration under the hands of Mustafa Kemal for the Republic of Turkey.
During the assault onto the eastern headlands at Puys, Roberts demonstrated his inability to use mission orders. The assault had called for either heavy bombardment, or the cover of darkness in order to achieve success. When neither could be achieved, the mission should have been called off. Lieutenant Colonel Catto was the commander of the battalion assaulting Puys. Catto requested a heavy bombardment in order to clear any barbed wire on the beaches.
Late in the afternoon, Confederate reinforcements including those arriving by rail from the Shenandoah Valley extended the Confederate line and succeeded in breaking the Union right flank. At the battle’s climax Virginia cavalry under Colonel James Ewell Brown Jeb Stuart arrived on the field and charged into a confused mass of New Yorkers, sending them fleetly to the rear. The Federal retreat rapidly deteriorated as narrow bridges, overturned wagons, and heavy artillery fire added to the confusion. The calamitous retreat was further impeded by the hordes of fleeing onlookers who had come down from Washington to enjoy the spectacle.
After the Battle of Kings Mountain, Greene sent one of his best commanders, Daniel Morgan, to harass the British in Western South Carolina. While Morgan went West Greene stayed in the North-central part of South Carolina. Compared to standard military doctrine this was unheard of for a general to divide his forces in the face of a superior force. Eventually, Greene’s plan would pay off when Daniel Morgan would defeat Lt. Col. Tarleton at the Battle of Cowpens, where Morgan would employ unorthodox tactics to deceive Tarleton. Daniel Morgan was well known for his success at the Battle of Saratoga and after two years of retirement came back to assist Greene in his Southern Campaign.
The Battle of the Bulge is regarded as one of the hardest fought battles of the Second World War. Formally known as the Ardennes Counteroffensive, it was fought in the forested Ardennes regions of Belgium, France and Luxembourg. The offensive began with Hitler’s assault against the Allied Western front line on December 16, 1944. The duration of fighting took place in the bitter cold of the Rhine winter, and ended with Allied victory on January 25, 1945. Over the course of the battle, nearly 500,000 German soldiers were deployed, as well as 600,000 Allied troops.
Vimy Ridge was one of the greatest battles of Canadian history, it was part of the opening phase of the British-led Battle of Arras, a diversionary assault for the French Nivelle Offensive. This essay will describe the success of the Canadian troops, the battle’s significance, and the importance of the positioning with respect to the geography of the land. The actual battle took place 5:30 am Easter Monday April 9th 1917, but the planning of the attack took place for more than 5 months beforehand starting in November of 1916. Rehearsals and training also occurred, and the soldiers were trained specifically for each position in the war.
New technology and military strategy in World War One made the war more dangerous and frightening for soldiers on both sides. Advances technology and military strategies changed the course of the war and made it deadlier on land, on water, and in the air. New technology like gas, tanks, U-boats, and airplanes made military strategies important and set high standards for military warfare. The war in Europe was crawling with advances in tactical plans and military machines .