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.
Nationalism was a very profound in the beginning of the 20th century in Europe. This nationalism fueled many exaggerated reports on the state of rival countries. Due to these nationalist reports it can make a nation become alienated and wrongly dislike other countries. Nationalism in Europe assured its citizens that a war against them would mean total victory, which contributed to the rallying support of the European populous. These victorious militaristic ideas were fuelled by the fact that in the 19th century Europe had not had any large scale military defeat during most of the century.
Chlorine gas looked like a yellow green cloud and affected the respiratory tracts which caused death. Phosgene gas was similar to chlorine gas but it was stronger than chlorine gas. It was also deadlier than chlorine gas but it took 48 hours to kick in. Phosgene gas caused
They only saw one enemy fighter in the far distance during their first mission on November 7, 1942. They were one of eight out of 14 planes that flew the mission and none of the designated targets were hit because of poor calibrating through cloud cover. Morgan remembered that they had no mission that was a “milk run”. He believed “the secret to a successful B-17 mission was tight formations - so tight that the wings often nearly touched in flight. That way, we were able to put out an amazing amount of firepower”.2 Every time they and any other B-17 bomber flew over enemy territory they were shot at.
After staging his own death, the enemy sniper moves out into the open, a clear and easy shot. “Then, when the smoke cleared, [the sniper] peered across and uttered a cry of joy.” “The sniper looked at his enemy falling.” “Then the sniper turned over the death body, and looked into the face of his brother. I regret his actions.
During the Battle of Amiens in 1918 72% of allied tanks were destroyed in just 4 days. 6 days before the end of World War 1 the British Tank Corps only had 8 tanks left, and most were damaged. From its development in 1916 tanks have played an imperative role in warfare and have helped in many operations and battles in history, but none as important as their role in WW1. The tanks held a great significance in ww1 as they caused trench warfare to become obsolete.
However, Tenno Hirohito, the Emperor of Japan, during World War II would not agree to those circumstances. Truman then authorized the use of the atomic bomb, which was made to save American troops because military advisers stated that around half a million soldiers lives were at risk if they were sent overseas (“The Bombings of Hiroshima” n.p.). Around one-hundred and forty thousand civilians died over time from the effects of the atomic bomb and almost seventy percent of the buildings were destroyed. Only five buildings didn’t need major repairs even though their buildings are more stable than ones in America for earthquakes regulations (Hersey 81). Just imagine what people were going through, some people were disintegrated, others lost limbs, and then after the bombing the distress wasn’t over, people then died of radiation sickness.
Most of them were out playing foolish war games because the Nazi meteorologist told the Generals the weather would be too bad for an invasion until mid-June. Because of those two meteorologists that made two different suggestions the Allied Forces came away with the win on D-Day (Bastasch). Everyone knows that the D-Day victory allowed the Allied Forces to finally begin taking back France and gave us a stronghold to begin the long battles fighting
There has been a growing recognition of Benjamin Jesty as the first to vaccinate against smallpox. When smallpox was present in Jesty's hometown in 1774, he was determined to protect the life of his family. Jesty used material from udders of cattle that he knew had cowpox and transferred the material with a small lancet to the arms of his wife and two boys. The trio of vaccines remained free of smallpox, although they were exposed on numerous occasions in later life. Benjamin Jesty was neither the first nor the last to experiment with vaccination.
Their attitudes and overconfidence were fuelled by things like jingoistic press reporting. The pages of newspapers were often packed with nationalist rhetoric and inflammatory stories or rumours about rival nations. Nationalism could also be found in other aspects of popular culture, including literature,
The gas not only killed several hundred people, but also injured many soldiers severely on both sides of the front. It had the ability to cause blindness, lung diseases, disfiguration and burns. In this situation, the only defense the soldiers had against the gas was a handkerchief soaked in urine (as the ammonia crystallised the chlorine gas). The gas mask was a simple invention but for the soldiers, it was miraculous and a ray of hope that they could survive the war. The inventor had seen people suffering due to this deadly weapon and he chose to be a resistor rather than a bystander and he contributed to not only the Canadian war effort but the Allied war effort as a whole.
there were two really important generals for the Confederates one of the generals, General Robert E.Lee. The general for the Union is, General George B. Mcclellan. The two Generals had been a very big threat since they had been good in school and also on the field. The Union had 75,300 soldiers and the Confederate had 52,000 soldiers. no2
The Battle of the Bulge is widely regarded as one of the deadliest battles in our country’s history. Although the battle yielded one of the most storied victories in our military history, it cost us over 75,000 casualties; conversely, the Germans lost an estimated 80,000 to 100,000. The battle was from 16 December 1944 until 16 January 1945, and remains the largest battle ever fought by the United States. The genesis of the battle was Hitler’s attempt to secure a foothold between American and British troops in France through a surprise attack and essentially deny the Allies access to critical port facilities. The German force was currently engaged in a two front war between the allied forces and the Soviet forces to the east.
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 .
Why WW1 was inevitable. With the crazy number of deaths you’d wonder why the war was alled “The Great War” and were gonna find out why it is called that. There are many reasons that WW1 was inevitable but some main ones are the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the power vacuum in the balkans and nationalism. There are more reasons why WW1 would have started or things that would of sparked the flame too start