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. Falkenhayn believed that Verdun was so valuable to France that if Verdun fell it would change the course of the war.
In January 1944 General Dwight Eisenhower was made the commander of Operation Overlord, in the months and weeks before D-Day the Allies carried out a massive deception operation intended to make the Germans think the main invasion target was Pas-de-Calais rather than Normandy. This plan had multiple steps that had to occur chronologically to ensure an Allied victory. Each one of the steps involved in the invasions had different codenames. “The first phase, the amphibious invasion and establishment of a secure foothold, was named Operation Neptune. Second, to gain air superiority, the Allies needed to ensure a successful invasion, the third was where the Allies undertook a bombing campaign known as Operation Pointblank, which targeted German aircraft production, fuel supplies and airfields.
To what factors do you attribute Napoleon’s victory at Austerlitz? Napoleon has said that ‘the whole art of war consist in a well-reasoned and ex-tremely circumspect defensive, followed by rapid and audacious [counter] attack’ (Bowden, 1997, p. 321). Given quotation is appropriate to describe the general idea that Napoleon applied successfully in the battle of Austerlitz resulting outstanding victory. Napoleon created a delusion of the weak French force witch appeared easy to defeat. Consequently, the Third Coalition rushed to battle without realizing that they are drawn to battle under conditions created and shaped by Napoleon.
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. This would allow Montgomery to launch his assault on the industrial heartland of Germany and end the war by Christmas.” (Greenarce 284) General Dwight D Eisenhower was the commander of the operation which would take over the land campaign from
Battle of the Bulge is one of the many major battle that happened. The Battle of the Bulge happen on December 16, 1944. During this battle the axis power was trying to split the allies or means of a surprise attack. The Germans attacked with about 250,000 soldiers against the allies 80,000 men. A trick the Germans used was by putting english speaking germans so the
His aim was to take control of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia. The Sudetenland was home to over 3 million Germans who had been separated during the Treaty of Versailles. Hitler’s demand that the Sudetenland be returned to German control greatly contributed to the outbreak of World War 2. Czechoslovakia was in an alliance with France which meant that if Hitler invaded, the French would enter the war. Chamberlain feared that this would lead to the outbreak of a Second World War and so he met Hitler on two different occasions to try and persuade him to rethink his plot.
Possibly one of the most significant innovations of World War One was Artillery. As said by World War One historian John Terraine, “The war of 1914-18 was an artillery war: artillery was the battle-winner, artillery was what caused the greatest loss of life, the most dreadful wounds, and the deepest fear.” Artillery warfare played a huge part in the First World War and its significance at the time was evident; artillery was mostly positioned on the front line, out of sight, to fire at enemy infantry. The point of artillery was to try and hit the target with great force and accuracy. At the start of the war a “register” method was used by both sides, this involved firing ranging shots which they could then observe and correct until they hit
In this essay, I’m going to explain why the causes of world war were militarism, imperialism, nationalism, secret alliances, and the assassination of the Arch-Duke Franz Ferdinand. The most Significant of the causes of World War one had to be the secret alliance system that was in place prior to the start of the war. By the start of the 20th century, Europe found itself and separated into two sides. On one side, we have the Triple Alliance, which included Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. In the opposite side of the Triple Alliance was the Triple Entente which consisted of Great Britain, France, and Russia.
Hitler made countless mistakes in World War 2. Some mistakes had little effect on the war’s outcome, whereas others caused major problems for Hitler and his Nazis. One costly mistake that Hitler made was invading the United Soviet Socialists Republic, also known as ‘Operation Barbarossa’. In the years leading up to the invasion, the USSR and Germany signed a political and economic pact for strategic purposes.
10 September 1941, Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, Senior British Military Commander, was prepared to present a scheme that could potentially end the war in 1941 to General Dwight D. Eisenhower (Ike), General of the Army and commander of Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces (SHAEF). Following Operation Neptune (D-Day), FM Montgomery was eager to strike the retreating Nazi’s before they had the opportunity to reorganize and secure a strong front line. FM Montgomery’s plan defied Gen Ike’s large scale plan of a broad attack on German Front lines, encircling them and pushing them back to their Capital. The plan was to “Drop 3 Airborne Divisions, plus and independent parachute brigade, anywhere from 15-60 miles behind enemy lines in Holland. The para troopers would secure Key bridges along the main highway from Eindhoven to Arnhem, over the Rhine into Germany.
His response on this was, “Being the President of the most powerful country in the world is not easy, especially during the WWI. We declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917, which led to the United States taking part in the WWI and helping the Allies win the war.” Except getting known for his leadership during the war, Wilson was also known for his attempt to establish the League of Nations and the “Fourteen Points” which he proposed during the Paris Peace Conference as the basis for peace treaty. Woodrow Wilson also talked about his famous myth of being described as the world’s most overburdened person saying, “It is true that being the President of the United States is not easy and you have to carry the load of not only the U.S. but every country in the world and also your day is full and you have to work every minute. But I see it more as an honor and privilege than as a job to be the President, so this makes it