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    British Army Uniforms

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    Former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin once said “History shows that there are no invincible armies.” In the 18th century, however, the British rule that spanned nearly a quarter of the Earth’s land, and that was comprised of the largest navy and strongest army at the time would have begged to differ. At the time, it seemed that the British army was destined to control the entire planet. About 5,600 kilometers away, a little colony of The British Empire had enough. Outrageous taxes without any say in Parliment, hostile interactions, and forced quartering of British soldiers were just some factors raising tension between mother and daughter. March 5th, 1770 brought about the Boston Massacre - the final straw that broke the camel’s back. With that, the Americans had finally had enough and…

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    The British had two redoubts that needed to be captured; these were the targets of the American and French guns. While the bombardment continued, the American and French Armies continued to dig parallel lines that would become closer and closer to the British lines. On October 10th, realizing the dire situation he was in, Cornwallis began to sink more than a dozen of his ships in the harbor to prevent their capture. He also received word from New York City that the British fleet would depart…

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    1770. Silversmith Paul Revere captured the Massacre on an engraving, showing the five colonists who lost their lives that day. This image, undenounced to the British, was spread to all 13 colonies and the Revolutionary fire was fueled. American’s were preparing for war by stashing smuggled firearms. The Continental Congress determined that a British attack on one colony meant an attack on the country a whole, and they were preparing to fight for what was rightfully theirs. We were united as one,…

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    The high-class British army platoon from London, England traveled throughout Europe with a designated war raven, named Bogart, who was used by the army primarily to keep watch of the surrounding area where the soldiers are located. This extraordinary raven was chosen to accompany the group as he was especially skillful and could retain order quite easily, which made Bogart a true member of the British army. Bogart was trained in an English war facility specifically designed for animals. He has…

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    Yorktown American Victory

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    In the key battle of the American Revolution at Yorktown, about six thousand Americans and seven thousand French men fought for freedom in October of 1781 . Between 9 and 10 am on October 17th, 1781, a British drummer stood on a parapet as a red coated officer waved a white handkerchief . This flag of freedom was waved through the air, delivering the message of surrender for all soldiers to witness. At this sight, thousands of British troops surrendered to the Americans and the French, a…

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    incentive to fight, whereas the British soldiers had little if any motivation aside from being ordered to fight. Before the war began, parliament had multiple discussions about whether or not the colonists had the same rights as British citizens, the majority believed that they had and thus deserved the same liberties as well…

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    war by taking an unusual perspective and looking into colonist behavior to see exactly how they won the war and why the British didn’t but all through the eyes of the British. Hibbert takes time to carefully look at the victories by the Americans. The first battles of the revolution was the battles of Lexington and Concord. Although he talk at the a British victory in the Lexington battle he takes time look more in depth on the battle of Concord seeing exactly how the colonist won and the…

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    “British troops suffered over 250 causalities, while American forces had a fewer of 100 casualties” (The American Revolution: A Solder’s War, 1). Another battle was based on a quote, “Do Not fire until see the whites of their eyes” (The American Revolution: A Soldier’s War, 2). Meaning Patriot troops did not fire until the enemy is at close range, thus making rebels more accurate in their shots while conserving their limited supply of ammunition. One example was the Battle of Breed Hill. British…

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    Why Is The Somme Important

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    Over the last century, since it happened on the 1st July 1916, the Battle of the Somme has been viewed and qualified as one of the most significant battles in history. It was the first major offensive of the war against the main enemy, the Germans, in which British troops played the leading part. Many different historians in different times have almost opposite opinions/facts about what happened. However, they all agree on one thing: it’s significance. Whether it was due to failures, successes,…

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    Commanders never before truly experimented with the concept of combine arms on this grand of a scale. This battle was famous for its advances in aerial tactics, as well as the first appearance of the British Mark 1 Tank. However, one of the key aspects of the Somme Offensive was not only did it feature one of the largest artillery barrages in history,…

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