The United States won its independence for Great Britain during the Revolutionary War. America struggled to get the advantage, but eventually was able to win the war. In the beginning it proved difficult to even acquire the troops necessary to fight a war. The troops they got had no adeptness for fighting. They struggled throughout the war and at times their chances for success looked bleak.
The Continental Army was formed by the Second Continental Congress. George Washington, the appointed commander in chief, led his men to win three out of the nine major battles during the American Revolution. The Continental Army faced several disadvantages such as lack of training, freezing climate, and shortages of supplies during the War for Independence. In establishing the Continental Army, the Congress had to create a single army out of the different men that volunteered from the 13 colonies.
I did not re-enlist because of brutal conditions, sickness, and very little food. I could not re-enlist because those three factors were essential to surviving a harsh winter during a very hard war. “ The devil is in it,” ( Waldo 151). Valley Forge was a brutal, sick, and starving winter camp. Some soldiers told me at camp that George Washington did not care for his soldiers.
Smoke, sickness, and no shelter are all things that a soldier would not want to see; Valley Forge is something no one would have ever wanted to see. I have been fighting for nine months and my mother is dying; I will not be re-enlisting. Would you have re-enlisted or quit fighting for yourself and/or others. The reasons I am not going to re-enlist are because of death and illness, harsh conditions, and lack of support and supplies. First of all, I am not going to re-enlist because of death and illness.
Rome was a very powerful empire, but eventually fell because of one thing, weak political leadership. Weak political leadership was the main reason why Rome fell and it was more of a chain because when there is bad leadership then there is bad military and more invaders. The invasions got more effective and hurt the empire a lot more than it should have at that time. First of all Rome went from a republic to a empire with all the power and rights from the people slowly slipping away to the all powerful emperors at the end. Emperors did not want to share any power with the people which was very bad because they only paid attention to power, for example how Julius Caesar get kill/assassinated on March 15, 44 BCE in Rome, Italy.
1 In “Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong,” the protagonist is Fossie’s GIrlfriend, Mary Anne, who comes to the medical base in Vietnam to stay with Fossie. She comes very new and shiny and girly but then becomes dark and manly and obsessed with the war. Figurative Language - In the beginning when Mary Anne first arrives, Rat describes her as, “ She had long white legs and blue eyes and complexion like strawberry ice cream.”
The critical leadership problem facing the 4th ABCT is weak and toxic leadership has created a unit culture tolerance and indifference. While deployed 4th ABCT’s leadership fostered an elitist unit culture, tolerant of sub-standard and inappropriate behavior, and indifferent to individual development and personal needs. The demands of the short notice deployment coupled with the SFAT mission change create a stressful environment and planted seeds of separation within the BCT. The change from offensive operations to security and stability operations negated the METL tasks 4th ABCT completed during their MRE and resulted in 4th ABCT not receiving properly training or manning during their deployment. The leadership then allowed the SFAT mission to compromise the integrity of the
Obedience at My Lai War is never a pleasant event. However, there are times during war when something truly tragic and miserable happens. This was the case for the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War. A platoon called Charlie Company in Vietnam was getting attacked by guerrilla booby traps and snipers in the area (Kelman & Hamilton, 1989). They started getting frustrated from an enemy they couldn't see or fight.
The Charge of the Light Brigade is a critique against the British Government. Discuss. The Charge of the Light Brigade by the English Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland Alfred, Lord Tennyson recounts the Battle of Balaclava between the British and the Russian Empire, which took place during the Crimean War. The poem deals with the greatness of dying while serving ones’ country, and the mismanagement of the British Government.
On April 25, 1915 thousands of British, French and Australian troops landed, unknowing of the threat that they faced. The Gallipoli landing was a complete military disaster with the only British generals to blame. “Know your enemy.” This was not achieved by the British generals. They did not know what weapons the Turks had, they did not know how many men the Turks had, they did not realise how determined these brave soldiers were to protect their homeland, or how effective they were at managing this.
Rome was the center of one of the world's greatest empires. It began as an unremarkable settlement. Rome had become powerful by conquering territory. But Rome soon discovered that size has its problems. Controlling an expanded empire, meant a need for more food, clothing, weapons and supplies.
On the USS Indianapolis, a tragic incident happened on the sinking. Soldiers lost their lives in many ways. The torpedo, drowning, sharks, dehydration, starvation, and drinking saltwater. Only three hundred and seventeen men survived the catastrophe. Today I am writing an essay about Why they died and how they could have prevented it.