British Army personnel of World War I

Sort By:
Decent Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Amazing Essays
Best Essays
    Page 1 of 50 - About 500 Essays
  • Better Essays

    Between the years of 1914 to 1918, approaching 1 million British soldiers gave up their lives fighting for King and country (greatwar.co.uk). Wilfred Owens, one of the greater known first world war poets, was one of these. He died at the age of twenty-five, only a week away from armistice, leaving behind approaching 100 poems. Despite his early death, Owen’s poetry has immortalized him, passing to future generations both his experience and sentiments regarding the first world war. Like many at his time, as the war developed, Owen found himself disillusioned with the war effort. His disenchanted sentiment is greatly expressed in his cynical poem, ‘The Last Laugh’ wherein Owen illustrates the truly inglorious nature of war. Wilfred Owens utilizes…

    • 1097 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    In line 165, "Weep no more, woeful shepherds, weep no more," each part starts with the same "w" sound (2. 165). Creating a beautiful soft cadence, these sounds contrast the harsh rhythms of the beginning. For example, in the poem's first stanza, Milton writes "I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude/And with forced fingers rude" (2. 3-4). Compared to the w's, this line uses hard consonants that pack a punch when said. This is intended to scare readers with the idea of looming mortality. On…

    • 1037 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    Many countries at this time were in the need of men during World War 2. Many of them had colonies, and in these colonies, many men were willing to lay down their lives in the name of the Queen. My research question is, To what extent did the Indian Military contribute to Allied victories in World War 2 from 1939-1945? Indian soldiers were selected from many different castes, and religions, including Hindus, Muslims, Christians, and Sikhs. Many, many soldiers were used extensively during the…

    • 3432 Words
    • 14 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    British Military Allies

    • 1574 Words
    • 7 Pages

    The British military has had many allies throughout history. France and England have always been allies. There has only been two wars where Great Britain and France fought against each other. Britain and France fought on opposite sides during the Anglo-French War (1202-1214) and the Saintonge War (1242). Besides these two wars, the two countries have been allies. France and the United Kingdom fought together in World War I and World War II on the side of the Allies. However, during the German…

    • 1574 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    FRONT The Treaty of Versailles is a document of peace terms imposed on Germany after World War I by the winning Allies. The treaty is composed of fifteen parts and was created on June 28, 1919 at the Paris Peace Conference with nearly no German participation. Some of the terms included demilitarizing the German army, so that they would be incapable to start another war. It also required them to give up their colonies and pay for the reparation of the damages and losses of the Ally countries. …

    • 699 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    Ww1 Causes

    • 982 Words
    • 4 Pages

    World War I (often abbreviated to WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilized in one of the largest wars in history. Over nine million combatants and seven million civilians died as a result of the war (including the victims of a number of genocides), a casualty rate made…

    • 982 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    Vimy

    • 1097 Words
    • 5 Pages

    of Canada’s largest war memorial, symbolic of the selfless exploits of Canadian soldiers. The Battle of Vimy Ridge awakened nationalism and pushed the country out of Britain’s shadow, while other battles such as those of Passchendaele and Somme were counterproductive, leading to fruitless sacrifices that deflated Canadian morale and a costly stalemate that created internal and external rifts for Canada, respectively. The Battle of Vimy Ridge marked Canada’s transition from a country controlled…

    • 1097 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Service The lessons learned from the involvement of the United States in World War I would identify the need for a military organization that specialized in Chemical Warfare. The use of chemical weapons was one of the most deadly and effective tactics experienced by both sides during the trench-style warfare. Due to the concern that the chemical weapon strategies of the First World War would continue on in future armed conflicts, the United States Army created the Gas Service Section, whose…

    • 1238 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Amazing Essays

    Blitzkrieg Mission Command

    • 1794 Words
    • 8 Pages

    BATTLE ANALYSIS PAPER GENERAL HEINZ GUDERIAN AT THE BATTLE OF SEDAN CPT James Lough AVCCC 17-02 SG2 21 April 2017 Famous for its ability to strike quickly during World War II, the German Army harnessed blitzkrieg, “lightning war,” to bring about swift victories. Relying on mobile forces and concentrating firepower the rapid maneuver caused confusion at all levels enemy armies. This gave the Germans a huge advantage in trying to prevent the gridlock of World War I. Blitzkrieg would…

    • 1794 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Amazing Essays
  • Amazing Essays

    THE U.S. ARMY IN WORLD WAR I On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson tended to Congress, requesting a revelation of war against Germany. A little more than two months prior, on January 31, the German government had reported its resumption of "unhindered submarine fighting." With the declaration, German U-pontoons would without cautioning endeavor to sink all boats going to or from British or French ports. Under the new procedure, U-vessels had sunk three American trader ships with a…

    • 3708 Words
    • 15 Pages
    Amazing Essays
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 50