In the midst of battle, no more than 25 yards away from enemy tanks, stood Charles Coolidge. German soldiers encouraged him and his men to surrender, but Coolidge was not about to take the orders of an enemy. The tanks shot at him five times at point blank range, and five times Coolidge dodged them and made a fool of their efforts. “It would later be reported that Coolidge and his men killed 26 Germans and wounded 60 others in that battle that day, but because of the enemy’s superior armor, eventually Coolidge was forced to direct a withdrawal — making sure to be the last to leave the position.” (Jessica Bliss)
The cities were always known to be a prime target because of its industry and especially their shipyards. The people of Clydebank prepared themselves for an evident attack but the ambush on March the 13th, at 9pm, was still a surprise when air raid sirens sounded and German bombers flew overhead”(Coates), “over a 1,000 bombs were dropped from 439 German bomber airplanes. 528 people were killed, with even more injured. Over 35,000 people were made homeless” (Glasgow West War…), life in Scotland during this time was difficult for
When people think of World War II they normally think about people fighting through forests or big bombs being dropped. Many people forget about the snipers that waited for hours and hours in freezing cold temperatures to get that perfect shot. They had to do all of their fighting alone. There was no one covering their back, if someone spotted them they were done for. Some snipers contributed huge amounts of kills like Simo Hayha, with 524 confirmed kills (Hiskey).
This means that a leader must have no mercy and punish hard to keep their people in line. This philosophy applies quite a lot to Hitler, for example, Kristallnacht (the night of broken glass). On the night of November 9, 1938, violence and hatred against Jews broke out across the German Reich and thousands of Jews were captured and killed. The morning after the massacres, 30,000 German Jewish men were arrested for the "crime" of being Jewish and sent to concentration camps, which was a harsh punishment. De Nacht der langen Messer (The night of the long knives) is another example and was a purge that took place in Germany in which Nazi soldiers carried out numerous political homicides on 77 leading figures of the left-wing Strasserist faction of the Nazi Party.
A musket ball fired from the Redoubtable and hit Nelson, he new this shot was fatal and that he made the right decision by saying goodbye to all his loved ones. Meanwhile, the Battle of Trafalgar continued, the ships of both fleets began to drift apart from each other. Leaving them with no more targets, they were still trying to shoot through the clouds. Seconds later, Captain Duff was decapitated trying to spot the enemy ship.
The Germans estimated that they would find 10,000 more military bodies, but all in all the total of bodies was 4,500. This was only the start of The Katyn Massacre. On September 17, 1939 Russian forces invaded Poland and made the Polish soldiers to rise against their political leaders to serve as a punishment for getting the
This took place on the hills south of Gettysburg where the Union successfully held their ground. On the second day they continued the battle where the Confederates gained very little ground but not enough to change the war involving 100, 000 soldiers and with 20,000 killed or injured. It was the final day where the Confederates took a full assault with 12,000 confederates known as Pickett’s Charge which was a center line attacked against the Union. The Union held their ground using artillery fire and rifles which led to retreat of the confederates while successfully pushing them back south.
The soldiers lost. The amount of bullets being used to take down a relatively small number of emus lead to the short lived operation being called off. From this the Australian government learned that emus weren 't quite the mindless creatures they thought them to be, almost taking on guerilla tactics by scattering anytime the men drew near. If the Australian military was able to learn from and move on from a failure as humiliating as this I truly believe that anyone else can do the
He did not object his decision. While Tayo and Rocky were away, fighting in the war, Josiah “died because there was no one to help him search for the cattle after they were stolen” (Silko 124). Furthermore, Rocky was killed by an infection to a wound caused by the rain, and later, he was killed by a Japanese soldier; his skull was crushed by the end of a rifle (Silko 11). Tayo loss two of the people he lived while fighting a war for the white people. He had not gain anything but despair, guilt, and bad memories that he tried to bury in his mind.
In 1953 a man overheard the officers conversation about how they were going to execute him and the prisoner escaped from prison and as time went by he was involved in a bad situation at a bar. Meanwhile, one of the few things that represents death penalty is killing a cat on accident or on purpose. In addition, Jails pay over $9 million a year just to have the
Being an immigrant is hard, and being the child of the immigrants bring its own problem. My father was once a soldier who served his country and always be there when the country needs him. He was an elegant eagle that has a heavier beak ripping the flesh of others bird, strong, muscular legs and power talons. He brought his pride home for the entire family.
In 1942, Vassili Zaitsev, a soldier in the Red Army, finds himself on the front lines of the Battle of Stalingrad. Sent on basically a death charge against the invading Germans, he uses marksmanship taught to him by his grandfather from a young age to save himself and commissar Danilov. Nikita Khrushchev arrives in Stalingrad to strengthen the city's defenses and demands ideas to improve morale. Danilov, now a Senior Lieutenant, suggests that the people need figures, or heroes, to idolize, and writes tales of Vassili's missions in the army's newspaper that paint him as a national hero. Vassili is transferred to the sniper division, and he and Danilov become friends.
Lucas Hayden was a strong, tough boy who grew up on a farm in the deep woods of Missouri. He was tall, with a mop of brown hair and blue eyes that could pierce deeper than any kind of dagger. Although he was very quiet and shy and first glance, Lucas had a knack for mischievousness. Grown up on that Missourian farm, he was certainly no stranger to hard work, and took pride in doing his part. Even more so, he would go to all ends of the earth to please his father.