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    The British invasion was a short, yet massive phenomenon that occurred from 1955 to 1965. Young aspiring British musicians were listening to the big hits from the U.S. and were becoming inspired by that music. Bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks were taking into account the new rock sound from the artists and creating their own music. A rock scene had become more common in large cities in the UK causing a massive outbreak of the culture. This caught the eye of the British community helping the aspiring British bands become more known worldwide. The British invasion was said to have started when The Beatles performed on the Ed Sullivan show on the 9th of February after releasing their single, ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’, in the U.S. in January 1964, becoming their first U.S. hit. This, along with many other up and coming British…

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    While the comparison of a technological difference is valid, since the aliens would have to traverse the stars, the assumption that they would be colonial and ruthless, like humans have been, is not. Steven Spielberg agrees that “‘Wells’s book was a political statement about the invasion of British colonialism.’” (Smith 52). H.G. Wells often uses his books as a political statement and in The War of the Worlds he makes the argument that aliens would be as ruthless as Britain was in his day.…

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    musical that includes most of the Beatles songs. The movie displays the works of the band on the emotional level, that they were written for. There is no other band that can help an audience perceive those emotions. The Beatles were still so influential that even in today’s culture their music is still to be heard. Commercials, movies, and TV shows interlude their songs into the works of production. Also, many different singers cover their songs. Even though the Beatles are not a band anymore,…

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    Bruce died the following year and an English invasion crowned Balliol’s son causing Bruce’s son David II to flee to France. Resistance pushed the invaders back allowing for David II to return to Scotland and become the King of Scots. Simultaneously England was at war with France and with negotiations England regarded David II the King of Scots. However the boarders of Scotland were a war zone and the maintenance of Scottish Independence created a common sense of nationhood. The language of…

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    Beowulf In the poem, Beowulf, a warrior from Geats comes to help Hrothgar, the king of the Danes whose land is being attacked by a monster, Grendel. Beowulf is successful and kills Grendel. To show his bravery and abilities, he even kills Grendel without using weapons. However,Hrothgar is still in trouble, because Grendel's mother is now trying to get revenge. As the poem continues, Beowulf kills Grendel's mother in her lair with a sword that giants used. After the victory, Beowulf returns…

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    Imagine seeing yourself staring at the sky at a big black object. You know that it’s foreign. Is this what you were waiting for? Is this it? In The Invasion From Outer Space Steven Millhauser gives a remarkable story about a town that is invaded by ,what the people call, “inanimate dust”. The people of the town get extremely disappointed on what they get and slowly find out that soon their town will be buried alive never to see again. The people of the town knew that they were going to be…

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    During the fifth year of the Second World War (1944), the Allied forces were planning the blueprints for the largest naval, air, and infantry invasion in the history of the world. This offensive was deemed the codename “Operation Overlord,” better known to the public as The Battle of Normandy. There were three major Allied countries involved in the invasion of D-day: The United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States of America. The invasion would begin with a heavy bombardment of German-held…

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    regarding WWII, Spielberg’s film, Saving Private Ryan, a war film praised for the realism of violence and battles—most notably, of The Invasion of Normandy—has been one of the greatest successful films depicting parts of WWII and, to a lesser extent, displaying scenarios of battle fatigue and combat stress. Saving Private Ryan presents an accurate portrayal of combat stress and PTSD symptoms caused by warfare, which is significant because it demonstrates the sudden and long term effects war can…

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    as 200 yards of mined flats, heavy gear and another 100 yards of the barbed wired beaches with the threat german machine guns presented themselves. Another major obstacle the allies faced were hedges. Normandy was a place with many fields covered by large hedges. This gave the Germans excellent hiding places for their anti-tank guns e.g the famously feared 88 and machine guns. These hedges exposed the Allies tanks and other mechanical units they were using, making their movement slow and…

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    During World War II, one of the turning points—and the largest amphibious invasion in history— for the Allied forces was the battle of Normandy Landing on Omaha Beach, also known as Operation Overlord. By dawn of June 6th, 1944, Allied parties began appearing on Normandy beach while being repeatedly fired by heavy artillery and gunshot fires. The Allies eventually overtook the Germans after approximately 24 hours of constant exchanging fires. Films like The Longest Day, based on WWII veteran…

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