Rats especially, caused a huge problem for many of the soldiers in Trench Warfare. Rats snatched up food when an opportunity was given to them. For the worst part, it could even infect your meal. Rats also terrified soldiers due to their unpleasant demeanor. When I mean that, I'm trying to say that if you were left unguarded, a Rat would most likely assault you.
“He took them because elephants had a devastating effect upon horses who hated and feared their smell. They could also cause chaos among soldiers who had never before seen these huge creatures close up.” (Over the Alps with elephants, Rogers) Hannibal basically took them as a surprise strategy against his enemy and succeeded. Even beyond his surprise march over the Alps, and shocking war elephants, Hannibal Barca’s name is forever tied with the battle of Cannae. In this battle Hannibal designed a plan which caused “the double encirclement of a Roman army in 216 BC that has set the standard ever since for the perfect tactical victory.” (Sometimes the crowning achievements of great military commanders are not the most famous one,
There was no formal or proper hygiene while in the trenches, and medical care was less than desirable. Most of the time the cure was worse than the illness. Diseases like Cholera, Typhus, and Disentary thrived because of animals such as rats and mice. While poor sewage and terrible waste disposal along with stagnant water, ruined food, and uncovered decaying bodies laid host to numerous diseases. While the Western front laid way for diseases and sickness the terrority between enemy lines known as “no man’s land” was a literal nightmare.
The tattered Continental army along with militia used conventional and non-conventional warfare to weaken the strength of the British driving them out of south. After years of fighting the Americans, the British ended up in Yorktown. The regular army with help from the French defeated the British at Yorktown in the last battle of the war. This could not have been possible without the help according to Boot “of the bedraggled South Carolina irregulars” doing their part to weaken the British in battles in earlier years (Boot,
The Roman’s Legion was a powerful 5,000 man army that would charge the enemy. But whose tactic was better? The Greek Phalanx was a powerful 8 man deep “army.” A Greek Phalanx was very powerful on flat terrain, and very useful against spears and or arrows. A Greek Phalanx was almost useless on rocky terrain, and very exposed to large attacks (Like a Legion), but is able to defend and attack at the same time. The men in the Phalanx can put up their shields and make a shield, or they were able to put their spear heads forward, and defend against oncoming attackers.
They believed that war was a way of replenishing lost tribe members and a way to practice social mournings. Losing members of a tribe was very serious and not taken lightly; a loss would affect the entire community and war was a way to grieve. Their goal was to take captives back to their village, haze and humiliate, and often kill them in order to relieve them from their grief. Others were taken in in order to replace the lost members and fill in their role. Once the European settlers showed up, the way of war changed drastically.
After one year, he resigned from his senate post so he could have a job closer to home, like a judge of Tennessee’s Superior Court. In 1802 Jackson challenged Governor John Sevier for election as the major general in command of the state militia. Jackson beat him for the general role, but the aftermath brought them to another duel. After that, Jackson became well known for his temper. The most notorious is the affair in 1806, which began with a misunderstanding over a horse race, and it ended with a duel with pistols between Andrew Jackson and Charles Dickinson.
This fear of harm from revenants is also evident in the story of Polykritos from lecture. In this story, Polykritos returns to his town demanding his son, and soon after he takes his son, tears him to pieces, and devours all but his head before running away (Feb. 2nd Lecture). The story of Polykritos shows that the people of Ancient Greece believed revenants posed a threat to the living. By failing to carry out proper burial rituals, the living put their own bodies at risk. This fear was so strong that the Greek’s burial ritual included placing a chin strap over a dead persons head so their spirit may not
In the beginning of the story blood was used to display honor and bravery but as the story progressed and as characters developed, blood became a symbol of treason, treachery, and most of all, guilt. Guilt is so prevalent in this story that it affects almost every single character. Guilt is the driving force which turns Macbeth and Lady Macbeth mad. There is no other perfect point in the book where guilt is displayed through blood more than after Lady Macbeth and Macbeth kill Duncan: “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand?”
Chandler recalls the first battle with the Piute Indian war in 1860, he also recalls the Indians running away from him. The Indians feared the newcomers because they were invading their homes for materials, which they just, did not have knowledge. During this period, it is justified why the Indians escalated conflict with the Anglos; they were exterminated, relocated, and enslaved. The newcomers killed many Indians in the process to become wealthy, by exposing diseases such as the yellow fever, small
“Men even when in great numbers fear the mongols even if there was only one” account by someone written in a letter. Many people including kids, fathers, mothers, priest, and many more lives were lost, due to the mongols need for war. The mongols would also shoot their own dead using catapults. Because of this the plague known as the Black Death started to spread to the rest of Europe. The christian were not as bad, sure they would kill and rape like the mongols did, but they did not take it to the extremes of the mongols.
The Thebans soon revolted after his assassination, it was then when his son Alexander the Great who quickly took control of the throne and halted the Thebans revolt, burning their city Thebes to the ground. Alexander then looked at the rest of the world and only two years later did he cross Hellespont into Asia and defeat Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Issus. This victory further pushed King Philip’s plan to get revenge on the Persians for their acts in the Peloponnesian Wars and to also take control of Asia. By the time it was 332 BC Alexander had conquered Egypt and found the city of Alexandria which he named after himself. Alexander then went to Mesopotamia where he, once again, defeated Darius III.