The Spanish Armada was a turning point in history because of the huge upset that occurred because of 3 main reasons which were the Spanish's poorly set up strategies, the English's well defended land and the timing and natural events that occurred during spain's attack. The Spanish Armada was a exciting event in history because it shows how even when all the odds are against you, you can still win. England less ships and far less men, but somehow managed to defeat the “Invincible” Spanish Armada with just a few fireships, long ranged weapons, and according to some, the help of god. The defeat of the Spanish Armada was a great phenomenon and upset that occurred in 1588. In the 16th century spain was the most powerful empire in europe with the
British naval commander responsible for planning and executing evacuation of troops. A plan to evacuation of British Expeditionary Force (BEF) from the French sea point Dunkirk and then back to England. Naval vessels and a lot of civilian boats were used in this evacuation, which started on May 26 1940, and which will end on the June 4 1940, about 198 000 British and 140 000 French and Belgian troops were saved from Dunkirk. (https://media1.britannica.com/eb-media/52/195152-004-63549777.jpg) Blitzkrieg and the Allied collapse The immediate context of the Dunkirk evacuation was Germany’s attack of the low counties and the northern part of France in May 1940. The Germans used the blitzkrieg attack on the Netherlands on the May 10,
The 82nd Airborne Division was tasked with the stretch between fields and the city of Nijmegen. This included the road and bridge that went over the Mighty River Bar at Arnhem. More importantly, the British First Airborne Division’s main goal was to capture and hold the last bridge over the lower Rhine River or the entire mission could fail. More than 10,000 British and Polish troops were charged with holding the bridge for 48 hours, regardless of how the enemy retaliated. The operation also called for the armoured relief division to rapidly move onward and was spearheaded by 30 Corps.
The British empire surrendered at Yorktown 1781, but the battle didn’t end until 1783. The Americans fought on land with militias, and the continental army. Americans fought on the sea with a young navy. The militias and continental armies were poorly disciplined which made them have a disadvantage. On April 16 Paul Revere rode to 20 miles to concord to advise local compatriots to secure the military stores before the British soldiers arrive.
Eventually, during the month of November 1913 Cunningham was tasked to secure the Mediterranean as the Commander of HMS Scorpion in corporation with fifteen other destroyers where he was remained in the command until December 1917. This historical tenure of Cunningham’s life was involved in infamous chase of the German ships Goeben and Breslau, secure the Allied landings in Gallipoli, secure the safe passage of battleships and conduct convoy escorts. It was considered as difficult and challenging period, but it was also a period which Cunningham formed as a leader and gave him his instinctive to know about region and geography while exposing to regional politics and its
The purpose of this essay will primarily focus on how artillery played a pivotal role in the success of this battle. Additionally, it will highlight information on artillery pieces used during battle, ammunition, and tactics. Finally, it will cover the strategic tactics with combined armed forces, in which paved the way to ensure the future success of artillery in today’s military. The Revolutionary War was a devastating war, leaving almost 70,000 U.S. and British soldiers dead or wounded. The war lasted eight long years with America, France, Spain, and the Dutch on one side and the Great British Empire on the opposite.
France’s naval fleet was inferior to the Royal navy which further secured the sea trade for Britain. In 1754, despite the British superior numbers they were not very successful against the French and their Native allies. This was largely to thank to the French Commander Louis-Joseph de Montcalm. The French Commander was experienced and was known to be courageous. With Montcalm in charge, the French army improved their defenses and captured and destroyed other forts in their wake.
When Columbus initially set sail, he meant to chart a western sea route to Chain, India and the islands of Asia. During Columbus’ first voyage in 1942, the voyage took him to the Cuba and Hispaniola. During this trip, Columbus entered false records in the voyage logs of the Santa Maria. A History of the United States says, "He altered the records of the distance they had covered so the crew would not think they had gone too far from home" (53). When he returned to Spain, he left a crew of 40 settlers to establish a settlement in Hispaniola.
The conquest of Bengal and its immense wealth helped the English eliminate every other European rivals and established British rule in the subcontinent. The Gateway, also known as Fortification in Defence of Arcot, speaks of his saga. In a daring attack Clive assaulted and occupied the town with only 210 soldiers. A large combined force of the French and their stooge Nawab Chanda Sahib’s 4,000 men failed to wrest it back. Painted in cream, the Gateway with massive boulders strewn all around is right on the bank of Palar River.
It is now known that centuries before Columbus, Leif Ericsson, a Nordic explorer had reached America by sailing westwards from Europe. It is possible, although there is little evidence, that Columbus could have known about the voyage in which case his knowledge is based on shared knowledge. What seems certain though is that when he attempted to convince others (using only language as a way of knowing), nobody believed him. He did not succeed in transforming his personal knowledge (at least as far as the Spaniards were concerned) into shared knowledge. He could only convince his fellow country-men when returned to Spain and supported his claim by using sensory perception as he bought back all kinds of materials from the islands where he landed.