The Revolutionary War happened form 1775-1783. One of the first major events of the Revolutionary War was the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Hundreds of British troops attacked the colonists’ military stores in Concord on April 18, 1775. The result of this battle was the British lost and were removed from Boston; however they did win the Battle of Lexington. Another major event was when the Declaration of Independence was established.
In 1776, the British colonists that were living in America were getting tired of Great Britain’s control. The British were strictly ruling the colonies at this time, and the colonists decided that they were going to fight back. Firstly, colonists were given hefty taxes. Great Britain did this to receive more money, since they are in debt from the French and Indian War. Also, there were many unfair laws that were being instilled.
One reason why this event took place was because the Parliament passed the Stamp act, which is a way to finance the British Troops in North America. According to The Boston Gazette a few young men came down Cornhill and started chaos. A soldier was swinging a sword against the walls causing to profusely struck fire. Someone with a large weapon came to accompany the soldier. One of the young man by the name of Edward Archbald advised William Merchant to get rid of the sword.
In turn, the German forces captured two villages, abandoned weapons, and three miles of territory. The German Army launched another attack two days later on Canadian soldiers north of Ypres, which would be used by the Allies to create propaganda against the Central Powers. Subsequently, the Allies retaliated in a tic-for-tac manner by engaging in their own chemical offensives. In September 1915, “the British released a mixture of chlorine gas and smoke from artificial smoke candles over the German lines for about forty minutes before commencing an infantry assault.” Unfortunately for them, the wind blew the toxic gases back to their lines and inflicted more casualties than on the Germans. Following this, both sides did not hesitate to launch chemical attacks.
Later that year he worked to ally Canada with the Patriots, failed miserably, and managed to severely injure his leg. This loss lead to hundreds and deaths and injuries to the American Soldiers. Later the next year Arnold performed brilliantly at the Battle of Lake Champlain, rescued the Patriot forces from disaster, and made up for his humiliating loss. In 1778, after his leg was injured again, Arnold became military governor of
Benedict Arnold’s significance and influence in the Revolutionary War The Continental Army Arnold started the war off by organizing a militia in his hometown and was voted the captain. Arnold partnered with Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys to capture Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga was one of the first major victories for the colonies. Saratoga At the Battle of Saratoga, his superior, Gen. Horatio Gates, relieved him of command during the battle due to unruliness. Arnold, feeling unappreciated, charged into battle.
The Pinjarra massacre was a battle that took place in Pinjarra, Western Australia. The massacre took place on the 28th of February, 1834. The conflict was between 60-80 Aboriginals of the Binjareb tribe, and 25 European soldiers and police officers who carried out the attack led by Governor Captain James Stirling. After the attacks on the displaced Swan River Whadjuk people and depredations on settlers by a group of the Binjareb people led by Calyute reached unacceptable levels, Stirling led his force after the party. Arriving at their camp, five members of the pursuit party were sent into the camp to arrest the suspects and the Aborigines resisted.
By December of 1941, the Red Army had recovered a bit from the millions that was lost on the first few days of war. The Russians were trained to fight in the cold; however the Germans were not as fortunate. Approximately “100,000 cases [of frostbites] were reported by end of 1941, resulting in the amputation of nearly 15,000 limbs” for the Germans (Andrews). The harsh weather did not only cause problems to the German soldiers but also to their weapons. “Tanks and jeeps refused to start, and guns and artillery often froze and failed to fire” (Andrews).
World War II is labeled as the worst war the world has ever endured. The battles that occurred during WWII claimed the lives of tens of millions of people. One of the distinct battles of WWII was called D-Day, also known as operation Overlord or the invasion of Normandy. Half a million bodies dropped dead on the Normandy beaches on June 6, 1944. Although the death toll was extremely high for one day, the success the battle had for the Allies changed the morale of the german forces as well as the Allied forces.
When speaking of convoys, it must be understood that the British owned the seas. They had the best naval army at that time and at time of war used it to take down any ships that were to support Germany. Logically, there was a huge famine by the end of the war. The second year into the war (1916), civilians were having to pay so much more on essentials. Soldiers also starved.