Ypres, Belgium- Yesterday, on April 24, the First Canadian Division won recognition by holding their ground at Salient Ypres, against German 's new weapon of modern warfare, chlorine gas for 2 days. On April 22, the Germans released 160 tons of chlorine gas towards the French accompanied by the Canadians and British, which caused many to asphyxiate by drowning in their own bodily fluids. (Ypres 1915) "The French defences crumbled as many died or fled, leaving a gaping 6 kilometre hole in the Allied line. "(Foot) 6,000 French colonial troops were killed or wounded within ten minutes of the gas being released. (Duffy) Two days after the first attack, the Germans released another attack of gas and artillery towards the Canadians at St. Juliens.
The Battle of Gettysburg was a three day fight in which an estimate of 51,000 soldiers were killed in total, but besides all of the casualties, what else makes this battle special? The Battle of Gettysburg was a huge factor in the abolishment of slavery. It is one of the most important battles because it created new war strategies and was the turning point in the Civil War, which led to the Gettysburg Address. The Confederate general, Robert E. Lee, was very confident because of his army utmost victory. Lee was so fearless he determined to invade the North reiteratively.
In 1951 a seven mile stretch of hills running north and south, the cries of men dying could be heard along with the retort of artillery and machine gun fire throughout the valley. This location of such destruction was Heartbreak Ridge, located just north of the 38th parallel the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division along with its NATO allies were making a push to take the ridge and hills to prevent the North Koreans and their Chinese allies from invading South Korea again. The month long campaign to take Heartbreak Ridge would push the U.S. and her allies to the breaking point but their sheer determination and fortitude would see them through to the end and to victory. In 1951 the Korean War has turned into a stalemate along the 38th parallel where
When you here the name George Rogers Clark you probably wouldn’t know who it is right off the top of your head. Well he is remembered as the heroic Revolutionary War commander and that he also led a force of frontiersman through the numbing waters of the Illinois countryside so he could capture a British-held named Fort Sackville during February of 1779 (National Park Service). The capture of Fort Sackville was by far his most dramatic accomplishment. He continued exertions throughout the war (National Park Service). During the war he put a lot of effort into building forts along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers.
General Gage decided to conduct a frontal assault on the colonial positions because he under estimated the colonial position and their capabilities. If General Gage landed 1,100 Soldiers in the rear American position and established a base of fire, he could have utilized the other 1,100 soldiers to flank from Morton’s point. This tactic is commonly used today for most infantry units. Along with establishing a base of fire and a flanking maneuver, a report showed British Field Artillery used 12 pound balls for six pound guns. This failure drastically changed the artillery range and accuracy.
Although a gory battle, Canadians were able to learn a lesson on advancing technology. The last but definitely not the best battle was the 100 Days Offensive. Nationalism skyrocketed due to the Canadians in charge, and since it led to the end of the war. Finally, the
The six-mile march was harder because it was full of up-hills and down-hills. we had to carry forty pounds of rack sack. My training also taught me discipline and team building exercise. Those training exercises were the most fun I had, we had extreme training obstacles, like jumping over walls, crawling in mud, rappelling from a fifty-foot wall, and participating in live fire training. Live fire training is where a person has crawl with a rifle and get to the destination they need without being shot.
Before the invasion a dummy army was created and placed in Southeast England to convinvce the germans the attack was coming at pas de calais (Foot). 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
What complications and new characters have been introduced in Section 2? (5-10 complete sentences) “The Sniper” has gotten much more interesting; many more characters have been introduced and the plot has progressed. Tania has been recruited as a sniper by the general, and begins training with Lieutenant Zaitsev. Important supporting characters Tania trains and bonds with are: Tolya (a bushy eyebrowed boy with kind blue eyes) and Lena (a Jewish girl separated from her family). Tania and the rest of the sniper trainees eventually move to join the Stalingrad war effort, encountering German and Russian troops, German and Russian planes, and many German and Russian refugees.
The Battle of Holtzwihr thus is a significant battle for many Americans, but especially for those in Audie Murphy’s unit. Audie, a nineteen year old lead ten older men into battle, however the unexpected happened to them; They were surprised by an attack against a large German squad of 250. Young Audie Murphy knew their chances of surviving were very low, however, that did not stop him from trying with all he had to keep his men safe. Murphy instructed his men to retreat into the tree line while he phoned the Allied artillery. Yet, nearby a shell from the opposing side hit a tank destroyer and set it ablaze, Murphy without thinking jumped on the destroyer and began to use its machine gun turret which happened to still be intact.
The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a very successful battle not only for the Allies but, for the Canadian army. The Battle of Vimy Ridge took place in April 1917 in France. The battlefield gave Germany the upper hand as their trenches were located on a hill. Therefore giving Germany a commanding view of the British trenches and troops. Britain and France had tried on countless occasions to capture the area, however they were forced back by German artillery.
The creeping artillery barrage began to move steadily toward the Germans. Behind it advanced 20,000 soldiers of the first attacking wave of the four Canadian divisions, a score of battalions in line abreast, leading the assault in a driving north-west wind that swept the mangled countryside with sleet and snow. Guided by paint-marked stakes, the leading infantry companies crossed the devastation of No Man 's Land, picking their way through shell-holes and shattered trenches (Vimy Ridge, 2014). Within thirty minutes the Canadian 1st Division, under Arthur Currie, had succeeded in capturing German front line positions by using the creeping barrage in spite of a snowstorm (Duffy, 2009). Each soldier carried at least 32 kilograms of equipment, plus, a similar weight of the all-pervasive mud on uniform and equipment.
Part A: Battle Report When did the battle occur? From as early as December 1915, Australian, British and Canadian miners had been digging an intricate tunnel system under the enemy’s front line. A seven day preliminary bombardment was also conducted to put pressure on the enemy before the infantry assault. At 3:10 a.m. on the 7th June 1917 massive explosions erupted. The Allies advanced quickly although the German resistance of this battle was not fully extinguished until the 11th of June 1917.