He said that he had never really fully appreciated what operations in France would mean the different type of training of German divisions as opposed to the rawt traiining American divisions and to most of our new divisions. He could not appreciate the Germans could reinforce the point of attack some three to four times faster than we could, nor would he understand that until the Mediterranean was open again we should always suffer from a crippling shortage of sea
At the Somme, the factors we are examining played out on such a huge scale that their impact was felt in both Britain and Canada. The campaign was a British disaster of such magnitude that its aftermath presented the propaganda campaign with its greatest challenge. Public enthusiasm waned as the truth about the Somme slipped through the censors. Soldiers began to have even less concern for killing and more for surviving. 1916 should have begun the process of ending the war in some semblance of the way European conflicts had historically been
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
Instead, it is Germany’s Military reorganization because it reduced Germany’s military which made them feel weak and trapped which for a nationalism country, it is the worst to no longer feel the pride in your country the you used to. These four ways the Treaty of Versailles punished Germany after WWI helped the Treaty to be the cause of WWII. On that note I will leave you with, do you still believe one document couldn’t have helped to start World War
Napoleon was largely seen as a savior after he overthrew the Directory, ending the chaotic French Revolution. However, Napoleon only pretended to cater to the masses, and became dictatorial himself. His obsession with power and domination suggested the despotic tendencies of a villainous leader. Furthermore, Napoleon lost many significant battles during his reign. In the Battle of Trafalgar, he shamefully suffered defeat to French’s nemesis Britain, failing to bring glorious victory to France.
He is considered to be the primary reason why he was not able to win the war in Vietnam as he overestimated the American people’s patience and tolerance of friendly losses. The Vietnam War gives valuable lessons that can be used in the present-day war campaigns. For one, the Vietnam War was based on deception that is the trend today as with the insurgents and terrorist groups. Though U.S. and South Vietnamese forces managed to hold off the Communist attacks, the offensive shocked and demoralized not only their forces but as well as the American public and further eroded support for the war effort. The victory gained by the ‘Tet offensive’ (CNN, 1988) that triggered the deliberate and shameful withdrawal of US forces from the region.
The main deficiency with Japan’s war plan for Midway, as Symonds pointed out, came from the assumption that the Americans would react and behave in the way that the Japanese wanted, enough for them to strangle and beat down U.S. forces enough to drag them to the negotiation table as they had done with the Russians in the Russo – Japanese War. One mistake that Symonds pointed made on the part of the Japanese regarding their Midway plan was that attacking the island itself provided no advantage for them but everything for the Americans. Japan did not have the resources to both take over Midway and maintain the island, but it boosted all the benefits for the Americans because Midway provided land-based air cover, shorter logistic lines and was close enough to repair facilities that the U.S. forces did not have to stress. Essentially by picking this island, the Japanese had lost another step in the overall battle. Midway was closer to the U.S. bases which were crawling with American submarines and therefore easier to protect instead of the geographical location of Japan were trying to provide resources to Japanese on the would be occupied island would stretch out Japan’s already depleting sources as pointed out by Commander Miyo.
Instead of listening to the experience of his peer, General Lee allowed complacency to misguide his judgement and he ordered an attack of dubious success. General Edward Porter Alexander, then a colonel in charge giving General Pickett the signal to charge, also recounts his hesitancy towards the questionable orders, stating in his autobiography, “But when I looked at the full development of the enemy’s batteries and knew that his infantry was generally protected from our fire by stone walls… I could not bring myself to give the word” (Alexander 468). Many of the officers in Lee’s army were able to forsee that Pickett’s Charge would be unsuccessful. Consequently, this further places the responsibility of the call on Lee, as he, the General of the Army, was not able to predict what his subordinates were. These concerns were also voiced directly to Lee.
Wood also fails to mention the Proclamation of Neutrality George Washington created to force the United states to remain neutral between the affairs of Britain and France. The question as to whether Washington had the authority to issue such a statement further divided the Federalists and the Democratic Republicans. The author believed that George Washington used his reputation of disinterestedness for the good of the country and yet his preoccupation of maintaining his reputation overshadowed his work, following his status as commander in chief. The extent to which Washington was willing to risk his reputation to significantly limited the actions and involvement he was willing to
The Americans faced taxes such as the Sugar Act, Stamp Act and Townshend Act due to Britain having to make up for the money they had lost to war. The people of America essentially felt that Britain was being unreasonable “for imposing taxes on us without our consent”. The taxes were passed by Parliament in which there were no American representation. This lead to Americans protesting the taxes that lacked representation and the Virginia House of Burgess stating that "the taxation of the people by themselves, or by persons chosen by themselves to represent them... is the only security against a burdensome taxation, and [is] the distinguishing characteristic of British freedom". The Stamp Act caused Americans to protest and refuse to buy or import British goods.
The regimes, reforms, and attacks that MacAurthur proposed, all which worked to impose a leftist democratic system, were “ ‘perhaps the single most exhaustively planned operation of massive and externally directed political change in world history’ “ . These actions were in complete disregard for Truman’s intentions, and became detrimental to his original plans (despite the result of the war, Truman’s original agenda had to change). Because of MacArthur 's actions, and its subsequental consequences, Truman had to get George C. Marshall to create a temporary truce, further proving that non-aggressive action is what the situation
With many losses to secure a stronghold in the provincial Congress the Patriot cause has been at a disadvantage. The Second Session of the Provincial Congress the petition to re-open the courts passed however it is under British rule. The very first act to not be in favor or help the patriot cause. Opening the courts under British rule will make passing laws and creating a new system more difficult. Americans wanting freedom from the British rule must take even more dangerous actions by way of mobs and a large amount of sacrifice the possibility of sending our men and sons to war to enable the Patriots a victory over his Majesty’s tyrannical ways.
Events of Vietnam locked the United States onto a path of immense military intervention and ultimately destroyed Johnson 's presidency. Johnson’s decision to escalate the situation was based on America’s initial understanding of the war, combined with poor war tactics and a terribly unreliable security counsel apparatus, which resulted in the
There are significant reasons why the British lost the war despite having the upper hand in terms of weaponry and soldiers. Some of these include: the British fighting on American land, General Howe’s lack of judgment, and the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and his soldiers. One of the major factors that contributed to Britain’s lost was the fact that the war was fought on
Washington was able to use his knowledge as well as his army’s knowledge of the land in order to outlast the British. Sir Clinton led his army on a wild goose chase after Washington, who was able to outmaneuver and shelter his army against Clinton’s. The Colonists were also able to utilize the British’s need for supply lines against them. The British were not able to spread as thinly as the Colonists, leading to abushes from Washington’s guerilla warfare. Also, since the Colonists were protecting their home from the British which was a greater motivation factor than the British’s will to expand.