Currie ordered the construction of new roads, the building or improvement of gun pits, and the repair and extension of tramlines (light railways). Horses and mules transported hundreds of thousands of shells to the front to prepare for the artillery barrage that would prepare for the infantry’s attack. The Germans atop Passchendaele ridge fired continuously on these efforts, killing or wounding hundreds. His preparations ready, Currie launched a deliberate or ‘set-piece’ attack on 26 October, the first of four phases in a battle he estimated might cost 16,000 Canadians killed or wounded. By mid-November, having captured the ridge, his estimate proved eerily accurate, with 15,654 Canadian fallen.
After a drastic combat with 155 casualties, the 2PPCLI was successful fulfilled their mission and stopped the Chinese advance. The Battle of Kapyong is one of Canada’s greatest, but least-known, military action. The 2PPCLI with roughly 700 Canadian soldiers triumphant defended the Hill 677 against a force of 5,000 Chinese troops. Their determined stand on their position of the hill played an significant role on defending the Communist offensive during the wartime.
During World War 1, the ANZACs fought in two major places. First in Gallipoli and then in France on the Western Front. At Gallipoli they were facing the Turks and in France they were facing the Germans. The strategy and weaponry at both battles were very similar but at the Western front the weaponry was more advanced because the campaign lasted much longer. As for the outcome of the battles, both had very high death tolls and in Gallipoli the campaign failed but in France the campaign paid off.
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
Here, the Australian forces experienced a great victory at a heavy cost. The Australian troops managed to take the town early on in the attack, however the Germans held on to their position at Pozieres Ridge until the 4th August 1916. As shown by two pictures, ferocious German artillery bombardments and counterattacks on Pozieres, eventually erased the village from the site; the only clue that there was a village, was a notice board which was marked with the word ‘Pozieres’. (viii) No words could describe the devastating image of the battlefield left behind from the attack, because it was kneaded and mutilated so much that ‘it resembled a choppy sea [with] men, weapons, equipment and defence positions…buried [in it].’(ix) Although the attack was successful, the fighting was bloody and vehement with approximately 23,000 casualties. (x) According to Sergeant E.J, the surviving soldiers emerged from the site ‘walking in a dream…[with a] glassy [stare]…[looking] drawn…haggard…[and]
The battle of Fromelles is often regarded as the most severe and overtly pointless battle that Australians fought throughout World War One. The 5533 lives lost throughout this 14 hour battle outweighs any good that could have come from it. The battle took place from 6pm July 19th, 1916, and ended at 8am the following morning. The intent of this battle was to distract German troops and try to draw them away from the Somme. Unfortunately, the German troops at Fromelles had predicted the battle and were well prepared, and outnumbered the British and Australian troops 3:1.
It signaled the beginning of the end of Nazi Germany. D Day began the cold war. And finally changing hope in fighting war. D Day has had one of the biggest impacts in our own Canadian history but how did our ancestors nail down that flag in history? In the beginning, the invasion plan was an English plan called Roundup, which would move troops to the beach of normandy in the event of a German failure.
The ANZAC’s brought fire power, strength in numbers and support to the allied side. Focus 1: Explain and Evidence The Australian effort in this particular battle was huge. They went out of their way just to get to Krithia. The ANZAC’s spent a whole two day marching to Krithia. By the time we had reached Krithia the Australian men were already tired.
By the autumn of 1944, German resistance in the West was quickly crumbling as the British and Americans approached the German border 233 days ahead of schedule. Two army groups, the 21st, commanded by Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, and the 12th, under the command of General Omar Nelson Bradley, had galloped across France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Holland at an unexpected pace, overcoming whatever sporadic opposition the retreating German forces could throw in their paths. By September 11, the Americans had reached positions on the German frontier that pre-invasion planners had not expected to reach before May 1945. The door to the heart of Germany seemed to be wide open and beckoning. Once Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary
Shout like hell and fight like devils!” (The Battle of Kings Mountain) Fight they did! One hour later, there were 290 dead, 163 wounded, and 668 taken prisoner. (Scribe, 2014) Major Ferguson lay dead. The next day, Cornwallis received Ferguson’s plea for help. President Hoover summarized “Here less than a thousand men, inspired by the urge of freedom, defeated a superior force intrenched in this strategic position.
Over 17 million people died in World War I. Over 60 million people died in World War II. The deaths almost tripled because of the advancements in the war. 73 years ago on September 1, 1939 Germany invaded Poland without warning sparking the start of World War II. By the evening of September 3, Britain and France were at war with Germany and within a week, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa had also joined the war.
A two front war is a war in which fighting takes place in separate fronts. This was a major key to defeating the germans “More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 Soldiers to begin the slow, hard slog across Europe, to defeat Adolf Hitler’s crack troops.” (www.army.mil/d-day/) In addition, the Allies and the Axis both knew how important it was to win this war. On D-Day, the Allies arrived and attacked first. The Axis Attacked last. The allie’s powers were the USA, Britain, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, and South Africa.
The attack on Pearl Harbor occurred on December 7th 1941 in a multi wave attack. The first wave occurred at 7:53AM, followed by the second wave one hour later. By 9:55, one hour after the second wave, the attack was over (. The attack on Pearl Harbor was the equivalent of a spark to a powder keg in the Pacific with the japanese attack being unprovoked, countless Americans losing their lives, and the result America joining WWII. When the japanese attacked unprovoked merica was thrown into an uproar.
The battle was described as the first battle with the use of large numbers of tanks in combat. The battle began at dawn, approximately 06:00 on 20 November, with a predicted bombardment by 1,003 guns on German defences, followed by smoke and a creeping barrage at 270 metres ahead to cover the first advances. The plan was for the tanks to go through the town on the chalky ground so they would not get stuck in the
It raged for 199 days. (2) At different times the Germans had held up to 90% of the city, yet the Soviet soldiers and officers fought on fiercely. (1) In all, the battle resulted in an estimated total of 1.7 million to 2 million Axis and Soviet casualties. (1) Besides being a turning point in the war, Stalingrad was also revealing of the discipline and determination of both the German Wehrmacht and the Soviet Red Army. For the heroism of the Soviet defenders of Stalingrad, the city was awarded various rewards and various locations were restored and are now viewable to the