The Defeat of Cornwallis When someone brings a knife to a gunfight, they lose, every time. Also if they go against two people and they are only one person, they will lose. An example of this was the last major battle of the American Revolution. Lord Cornwallis, a British officer with 8,000 redcoats, was the one person.
The Battles of Guam and Guadalcanal Many people are familiar with the attack on Pearl Harbor, but not many people know of the smaller battles that took place soon afterwards. These such battles include the Battle of Guadalcanal and the Battles of Guam. The Battles of Guadalcanal and Guam were two battles that took place in the Pacific during World War II in the early 1940s. They were both very important battles between the Allied and Japanese forces (Battle of Guadalcanal)
The Battle of Dieppe, or Operation Jubilee, was a calculated collaborative allied infantry and naval attack in an attempt to take the port of Dieppe and the surrounding beaches. Before David O’Keefe’s scholarly contribution to the events surrounding Dieppe, it was largely understood that Dieppe was a trial run for amphibious attacks against the German front in France. It was seen as a huge disaster as sixty-eight percent of allied soldiers that engaged the Germans were either killed or wounded. There is a multitude of reasons as to why the number of casualties were so high. The most apparent of which being that the port, and surrounding beaches, were heavily guarded with artillery, machine guns, barbed wire, and German soldiers.
Battle of Yorktown Dates and Conflict In the fall of 1781, on September 26th, General George Washington and his army of 7,800 Frenchmen, 3,100 militiamen and 8,000 Continentals amassed on the northern end of the Chesapeake Bay along with a large supply of artillery and siege weaponry. Two days later on the 28th, Washington and his army descended out of Williamsburg and began to surround Yorktown. The bulk of the American troops positioned themselves along the right hand side of the battle with the majority of the French troops emplacing themselves on the left. General Cornwallis commanded his troops emplaced in a networks of redoubts and batteries that were linked by earthworks by Gloucester Point (The Battle of Yorktown).
Operation Varsity, conducted March 24th, 1945 near the end of World War II, is the largest single day airborne operation in one location in Unites States military history. The final airborne operation of World War II consisted of 9,387 American paratroopers and an additional 8,000 British paratroopers delivered to their assigned drop zones via approximately 1,700 aircraft and 1,300 gliders (Hagerman, 2006). Assigned with the mission of landing on the east bank of the Rhine River, the 17th Airborne Division and British 6th Airborne Division assisted the British 21st Army’s amphibious assault across the Rhine in order to occupy Northern Germany. Despite significant personnel and equipment losses, Operation Varsity was not only the largest airborne operation in history, but also the most successful of World War II.
What was the Battle of Attu? Why was Attu important to the Allies? It was a battle between the American and the Japanese armies during the World War II. This battle was fought from May 11 to May 30, 1943.
The British were the strongest military power in the whole world in the 1770s. Britain had the strongest military, and yet they were defeated by a group of colonies that didn’t have a standing military before the war. The colonies were at every disadvantage, only held together by their patriotism and their desire for Independence. Due to Britain’s methods of warfare, their judgement of the colonists, and France’s intervention in the war, Britain was defeated by the colonists against all odds. European style of fighting involved large numbers of companies forming a line in an open field and taking turns firing upon one another.
Before the summer of 1942 the United States fought a defensive war in the Philippines. The change in strategy, was when the U.S. went on a land offensive to defeat the Japanese. They planned to do this by capturing all the islands until their empire was nothing but their Japan itself. The name of the battle that marked the turning point was the Battle of Guadalcanal. Japanese forces reached Guadalcanal in May of 1942.
The Battle of Tarawa in 1943 marked the first time that the US faced serious Japanese opposition to an amphibious landing. Over the course of four days, the 2nd Marine Division lost over 3,000 men to the heavily defended coastlines of Tarawa Atoll. Even though the Battle resulted in an American victory, it caused Naval and Marine Corps leaders to reevaluate traditional amphibious assault doctrine. While the principles of simplicity and offensive were followed, the principles of surprise and maneuver were not, which resulted in the mass casualties and lessons learned at Tarawa.
D Day and The Raids on Normandy France “The darkest place i 've ever seen was inside me, and nothing ever scared me more” - Anonymous. In this essay I will teach you about the horrors and battles of D-day in Normandy France. D-day was famous for the bloodshed and probably one of the worst battles fought in WWII because of all of the casualties. It was a horrible time, and I will speak more about it in these next few paragraphs.