The German’s first utilized Blitzkrieg, to overwhelm and take France in less than a matter of months, stunning the French, who were expecting a long and drawn out Trench warfare. Blitzkrieg means “lightning war”. It was an innovative military technique first used by the Germans in World War Two and was a tactic based on speed and surprise. Blitzkrieg relied on a military force be based around light tank units supported by planes and infantry (foot soldiers). The tactic was based on Alfred von Schlieffen’s ‘Schlieffen Plan’ – this was a doctrine formed during WWI that focused on quick military victory.
In 1914-1918 there was a large war with many countries, peace was not a consideration. Not only did grown men were forced to fight in the war but boys that just graduated high school were forced, and died in war. “ what was the underlying cause of world war I?” one of the major cause of the war was militarism out of one of the four. The other three ar alliances, imperialism, and nationalism, but i 'm only walking about three of them, not nationalism. In documents A and B they talk about alliance.
Chuck Yeager is arguably one of the most, if not the most, honorable, most decorated, and most distinguished Air Force pilot in U.S. history. He left a huge footprint in history. Chuck Yeager was born on February 13 1923, in Myra, West Virginia. Chuck had always been a curious kid. Hunting and fishing interested him far more than most of his studies, and yet he was also interested in mechanical engineering.
The massive explosion caused burning debris to shower over the surrounding buildings and onto the streets below, which made it clear that America was now under attack. The terrorist attack killed 2,977 people. This awful event left a scar on America’s society. American Airline Flight 11 was hijacked and flown into the north tower of the World Trade Center
Several years later his body was moved to a much larger cemetery. In 1924, one of his brothers had his body moved for the third time to another the Fnvaliden cemetery in Berlin, Germany. This courageous man was respected by not only his home country, but all of his enemies and will forever be remembered as a true war hero. The Red Baron's name and likeness have been represented in countless books, movies, songs, and television programs with one of the most memorable ones being Snoopy's fictional enemy. Manfred von Richthofen will forever be the most famous fighter pilot ace of World War One and as he famously said, "Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the
With radio broadcasts, speeches and addresses, Churchill motivated the people of Britain and negotiated with other world leaders. Beverley Nichols, a journalist once wrote, “He took the English language and sent it into battle.” (Nichols, Unknown) Another way that Churchill helped win the war was that he constantly was working. He regularly worked 18 hour days and weekends, was constantly traveling, and the only thing he pushed harder that his staff was himself (Taylor). One last way Churchill helped Britain win the war was because he recognized the importance of having powerful connections and worked hard to maintain them. He often would tell people, “There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.” (Churchill) With a strong relationship with the British people and a stronger relationship with the other Allies, Winston Churchill was able to lead his country to win the war and continue to stand up for what he believed in.
It's also interesting to note that King Arthur was more of a hero for his character whereas Beowulf was more of a hero in the sense that he slays monsters and dragons. The first similarity between Beowulf and King Arthur are that they are both very brave. Beowulf traveled all the way to Denmark after hearing the plight their people were going through. He didn’t even know anything other than what he was told. As if that wasn’t brave Beowulf went on to never back down from any monster whether it be Grendel, Grendel's mother, or the dragon he didn’t ever run from a fight.
"The nicest veterans in Schenectady, I thought, the kindest and funniest ones, the ones who hated war the most, were the ones who'd really fought."(Vonnegut). Soldiers risk their lives day and night to not only protect their country but protect their own lives, even if they don’t agree on what they are fighting for in the war. In Slaughterhouse-Five the death of
When the Civil War finally began, most of the nation’s wealth was situated in the the North. The industrialization of the North would give Northerners an advantage in producing guns, bullets, and other materials needed for warfare. One of the most important gun inventions was the Gatling gun. It is the ancestor of the modern machine gun, it was the most successful of several rapid-fire guns that were born before the war. Richard Gatling invented the gun in the hopes that a weapon so catastrophic in its damage would convince men to stop waging war.
After looking at these factors, it can be said that Canada is a country that its citizens should be proud of. The first reason Canadians should be proud is because of the country’s involvement in the wars. Canada has great success at Vimy Ridge. This gave the country more of a military identity and a feeling of national pride. Many countries tried to capture the ridge, but Canada was the only one who succeeded.