Their ship was trapped in an ice flow and was getting crushed from all sides. After a long war with the ice they had lost, the ice was victorious and it succeeded at it’s goal which was to sink their ship. Shackleton knew he had to calm his crew before they could go on because they had just lost their main source of transport. He had decided they better keep moving, although the ship was sunk they managed to get the dogsleds before it was submerged by water, as well as some lifeboats. This was great planning by Shackleton and his crew.
About 100 colonists left England in early December 1606, on a cold, foggy, wet and nippy day. They were traveling in three ships, these ships were called The Susan Constant, The Godspeed and The Discovery. It took 4 months for them to sail from England until they reached Chesapeake Bay late the next April. John Smith, who was a former mercenary was aboard the ship, he was accompanied by several other members of the Virginia Company. These were people that were part of a group that searched for a suitable settlement site.
“Men killed, and died, because they were embarrassed not to.” Curt Lemon, Norman Bowker and Tim O’Brien have their own stories about how they were cowards and courageous during the war. These three men knew if they did not do what they did, they would have been cowards. It would have made them feel embarrassed. The first story is about Curt Lemon during a visit with the dentist (O’Brien, 82-84).
The war was being so heavily fought and thousands of soldiers died daily, leaving the military always in need of men for the cause. Due to the military’s haste, many men were sent out without proper training. Some of these men were sent out to sea without any knowledge of how to swim. These men were set to fail by their own country in military due to the lack of detail and preciseness put into the training and education of these men for life at sea.
Comradeship: Saving Lives Appalling and gruesome, the First World War was harsh and relentless on its participants. Soldiers died in droves with no respite from the merciless pounding of the artillery and the sharp crack of Death’s whip that accompanied the bullets as they flew into the hearts of friend and foe. Yet, through the spitting machine guns and muddy, rat-ridden trenches, the men remained loyal to each other. Comradeship, a theme prevalent throughout the novel All Quiet on the Western Front, is shown through the quiet determination, recognition, and fellowship of the “Iron Youth.”
Sir Francis Drake was a famous navigator and ship captain from England. He had been roaming the earth by boat under Queen Elizabeth’s command since he was very young. Although, to fully understand Sir Francis’ life and accomplishments knowledge of his early life, famous jobs and assignments, and his circumnavigation of the globe.
On April 27, 1584, Raleigh started an expedition led by Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe to start exploring the east coast of North America. They found Roanoke Island 1585. Two of the local Indians there were the Croatoans and the Secotans. There was two Croatans that returned back to England with Barlowe who described the area. Raleigh then organized a second expedition led by Sir Richard Greenville.
In the year 1519, Spain set sail to be the first ones to circumnavigate the globe. Under the leadership of Ferdinand de Magellan, they were able to accomplish this monumental task by the year 1522, even though Magellan died before they journey was complete. In the article titled “Ferdinand Magellan 's Voyage Round the World, 1519-1522”, we are able to recall the accounts transcribed from the paper-book of a Genoese pilot who wrote detailed accounts about the events that transpired throughout the journey. Around 55 years after Spain’s voyage, the English set out to circumnavigate the globe under the leadership of Sir Francis Drake in the year of 1577. An article titled “Sir Francis Drake 's Famous Voyage Round The World, 1580” was written by Francis Pretty, who was one of Drake 's Gentlemen at arms.
Meriwether Lewis’s infamous expedition and the Romanticism Era is what inspired him to keep detailed journals, and it’s because of these journals that we know about his heroic journey. Meriwether Lewis was born on August 18, 1774 in Albemarle, Virginia. He was the second child and first
Rhetorical Essay Analysis World War II is a time of great struggle for humanity, especially for those within the midst of the battlegrounds. During the June of 1940 in an attempt to boost his citizen’s morale and confidence, Winston Churchill, then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK), gave his speech “We shall fight on the beaches” at the British House of Commons. The rhetorical purpose of this speech is to convince the people of the UK that they have a fighting chance against the Axis forces, even if the worst comes to show. In order to gain people’s support, Churchill employed the rhetorical strategies of historical evidence and emotional appeal.
Woodes Rogers was originally a merchant, but in 1708 fellow Bristol merchants, whose ships were being targeted by other pirates, sponsored a retaliatory global expedition and chose Rogers to be in charge of it, with William Dampier as his navigator. Under a letter of marque Rogers set sail in charge of the 350-ton Duke, (it had 36 guns) and the 260-ton Duchess (it also had 36 guns) and 333 men. Rogers described his crews as "tinkers, taylors, hay-makers, pedlers, fidlers etc, one negro and about ten boys." His mission was to harass Spanish shipping, but to the English he was a loyal citizen, but to the Spanish he was a pirate. Woodes Rogers took the weird strategy of harassing the Spanish on the Pacific Coast of the Americas where they would feel more secure from the English.
Billy Pilgrim’s introduction to the war was grim. Soon after his arrival, the regiment he was supposed to be a chaplain’s assistant for was under attack. Three soldiers from the regiment allowed him to follow them. The three soldiers all had
Churchill first uses an analogy of how nations in history overcame the evil. In the analogy, the author states that the ‘the spirit of resistance’ overwhelmed the evil; the spirit represents Britain and the United States; the evil represents Nazi Germany and its Allies. With the use of the analogy, Churchill strongly urges and shows confidence that if Britain and the United States support each other with military support, the issue can be solved easily-. Churchill highlights his confidence by using black and white contrast. He illustrates the past-when the nations were full of fear- as ‘miseries’, ‘prolonged confusion, which can be seen as black, and depicts the near future as ‘conception of light’.
These men made a choice either go to war or remain shameful and go to jail. “They carried their reputations. They carried the soldier’s greatest fear, which was the fear of blushing. Men killed and died because they were embarrassed not to. It was what had brought them to the war in the first place, nothing positive, no dreams of glory or honor, just to avoid the blush of dishonor” (Obrien