During the Revolutionary War the British were the strongest naval and land force in the world. This was due to their ability to expertly fight by lining up and firing directly at each other. From the day that America signed the Declaration of Independence to the very end of the Revolutionary War the colonists and General Washington had to use different strategies to defeat the British. The first example of his unconventional methods was at the battle of Yorktown. General Washington and the French had General Cornwallis trapped by land and sea and they forced him to surrender.George Washington’s strategy was to trap Cornwallis by surrounding him on land and then have the French destroy his reinforcements and block off his escape to sea.
Timothy Li Dr. Hogge AP European History March 8th 2018 Black May The Black May in World War II had been a major turning point in the Battle of the Atlantic for the Allied countries. Until May of 1943, the Germans had led a massive U-boat campaign that devastated the Allies vessels. Great Britain especially was hurt by the U-boats as Britain had relied on supplies from other nations in order to not only fight in the war, but also protect itself from a Nazi invasion. The German U-boats were effective because of the lack of proper armorment on shipping vessels moving to and from Great Britain and that the U-boats often hunted in wolf-packs, where multiple submarines would stay close together to hunt and sink specific targets. England was losing
Increasingly, the gap was filled by women The british planned a more mobile war and had decided to rely primarily on motor transport. During the war motored vehicles were used but weren’t used as often. During the initial start of the war motor vehicles were very important, but as the war progressed they became
This hassle would only gain yards at a time. The Allies and the Central powers also had different strategies with the French relying on speed and surprise and the Germans relying on firepower. This led to firefights in between the trenches. Eventually, with the invention of the tank, armies changed their tactics and progress was easier to see every
These advancements gave people more jobs, and helped advance the economy as well. The majority of the advancements were made with the naval resources. Earlier in the Civil War, there were only a select few battleships belonging to the Union. As the Civil War progressed, both the Confederate’s and Union put more time and effort into their naval needs. Because they focused on naval needs, the people developed the ironclads, torpedoes, submarines, steam engines, rams, and better overall battleships.
Trench Warfare in World War I During World War I, many new tactics and weapons came about. One of the new tactics was trench warfare. It was used the most from 1914-1918. It changed not only the way the war was fought, but the way the soldiers viewed their enemies. There are positives and negatives to every tactic, especially trench warfare.
This made a large improvement because now there were even more numbers being used to go on the offensive or the defensive position. The last difference in guns is the new type of gun called the sub machine guns. This gun was one of the most effective guns in both wars. The Sub machine guns in WW1 can hold 32 rounds in one magazine and can be given another sized drum containment. That containment can hold 60 rounds worth of rounds.
His submarine was designed to be used in France’s war with Britain to take down enemy ships. The idea was that submarine would become fully submerged in water, then silently creep towards the British fleet. It would then attach a powder charge to the underside of the ship to be detonated when the time got right. Although it might have been successful, the French refused to fund his invention because they considered it to be an extremely dishonorable way to fight a war. Since he could not get their funding, he eventually built the vessel with his own funds, and got permission to launch an attack, but was not successful in his endeavor.
The Union developed several strategies to win the war which focused on further economic polarization of the south. The first strategy was the anaconda strategy which will ensure little bloodshed in the war. Using this strategy, the union blocked all the main ports that the confederate economy relied on. The south relied so much on trade thus anaconda strategy led to blockage of all ports where the ships could not get insurance making the south to export little cotton (Ralph, 2003). The blockage weapon ruined the economy of the south making the cotton crop they were growing