Although the intended plan was unsuccessful, it still delivered a significant blow to the Germans. Artillery played a vital role in Operation Market Garden by giving several paratroopers on the ground the will to face, what seemed to be, impossible odds.
In this essay I will discuss whether General Haig deserves to be remembered as ‘the butcher of the Somme’. General Haig’s title of ‘the butcher of the Somme’ originated after the First World War, when, due to large number of casualties Britain suffered from the war and mostly the Somme. The people of Britain wanted someone to blame. This was a coping mechanism in which people could deal with the loss of the ‘lost generation’. Arguably Haig does deserve his nickname.
Despite the high losses, Grant knew this is what had to happen in order to achieve the North’s strategic objectives in the war. Grant said, “My object in war was to exhaust Lee’s army. I was obliged to sacrifice men
Germany, who felt betrayed, denounced the treaty as “morally invalid.” •Did The benefits of punishing germany after the war outweigh the drawbacks? •Punishing Germany was a not a good idea and does not outweigh the drawbacks. after the end of the war, the central powers suffered much more casualities.
The machine gun was a significant player in trench warfare and the shift towards it, in that it made defending trenches from enemy soldiers very easy for the defending troops because of the high fire rate and wide range of fire the machine gun had. The invention of the machine gun was a factor for the break of conventional warfare in World War I and for the emergence of trench warfare. The usual strategy that was used in prior wars was no good in World War I. Soldiers could no longer run at the enemy head on and attack them because the machine gun was too quick to out maneuver or ambush. With this advance in weaponry, there needed to be an advancement in mobility to counter or at least match the ferocity of the machine gun. Unfortunately, there was no advancements in mobility and the machine gun was able to tear through enemy forces with ease as there was a lack of mobility to provide protection for the defending forces.
1) INTRO: The Somme Campaign is a series of battles that took place along the Somme Valley in France between July 1st and November 19th 1916. It was the first major Anglo-French offensive on the Western Front. A lack of context has allowed it to become one of the most controversial battles in history due to the immense number of casualties that it caused over a small area of little strategic importance, however, the Somme was simply an episode – albeit an integral one - in the larger military continuum of a war of attrition.
To many, Washington was known for his lightning campaign and timely guerilla actions, which completely unhinged the British at times (“George Washington”). He was extremely clever and tactical and was able to think of well thought out plans. Washington also had barely any experience in commanding a large army but brought many strengths to his position (“Ten facts about George Washington in the Revolutionary War”). His only experience before was during the French and Indian War. He was able to take his untrained and small army and commanded them to defeat the British.
All these strategies, advantages, and disadvantages are just some of the reasons why the British were successful in their attack. As a result, the British were able to burn the Capitol, the White House, the Library of Congress, the War Office, and the Navy Yard in their attack. However, after the British were victorious the British made efforts to be respectful with their treatment of the locals. Admiral Cockburn and General Ross followed strict rules of engagement and did not destroy any private property; they said: “Their war was with the government
While on the other hand the Allied Forces had powerful allies such as the USA which could contribute greater resources of men and materials. Furthermore, the British had put in place a Naval Blockade prevent the passing of cargo of any ships that attempted to pass through, this was very effective and starved much of Germany’s population. Lastly, Germany’s two front with Russia greatly weakened German forces and had larger repercussions later on. Although these are all important causes, the most factor that
Hitler's rise to power cannot be attributed to a single factor, but a combination of events, some of which were happening outside of Germany, the strength of the Nazi party and the weakness of the other parties attributed greatly to his rise. Hitler used these factors to his advantage and in 1933 he legitimately gained power to become the chancellor of Germany. The treaty of Versailles was one of the most important factors that led to Hitler's rise to power in Germany. From Germany's point of view the treaty was incredibly harsh and devastating that left them feeling humiliated.
Thesis: There was a myriad of impacts on Canada during and after World War One, most seen in politics. This was because the military, economic, and social factors were dependent on political. Military: At the start of the war, Canada 's military failed. More successes later in the war led to a rise in nationalism.
They were aiding their allies who were against the Germans. Canadians had two British divisions on their right, and two French army divisions on their left. One British officer remembered, "The Germans held the higher ground and were able to fire into our Allied trenches. "(Ypres 1915) Salient was a dangerous place to defend as it was surrounded on three sides by enemy soldiers and artillery.
It involved artillery fire moving forward in stages just ahead of the advancing infantry. To work, the strategy required precise timing by both the heavy artillery and the infantry. Failure to do this would result in the artillery killing their own soldiers (Simkin, 2014). Arthur Currie taught his soldiers the creeping barrage and he made them practice the technique many times to perfect it so they could use it at Vimy Ridge. The creeping artillery barrage began to move steadily toward the Germans.
Intelligence information has been integrated and used when preparing for battle for centuries. Depending on the accuracy of the information and how the information is used, it can lead to a victory or a battle of defeat. The decisions made by the commander during The Battle of Wabash significantly affected the outcome due to the commander ignoring reported intelligence of value. No other battle was more devastating for the United States Army in terms of the casualty to combat strength than The Battle of Wabash. Major General Arthur St. Clair was the commanding officer ultimately responsible for the overall casualty rate of 97.4 percent (Hickman, 2016).
"Canada entered World War I as a colony and came out a nation..." (Bruce Huchison). Canada suffered many deaths and struggles from the first world war. They rushed in voluntarily, not expecting the bloodshed and the pain, in return experiencing death, pursued by a fall in economy, job loss, and a somewhat divided nation. But, despite of the clear negative effects of this war, Canada obtained its deserved autonomy.