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    The Importance of Friendship Friendship is, by definition, a relationship between two friends. Some believe that friendships are a necessity for human life. Joseph Conrad was a man who grew up not having many friends. As a young child he had missed school quite a bit from illnesses (Kathleen Wilson 200). This made it hard to have close relationships with other children. He did however gain a love for literature and the sea from his father at a young age (www.notablebiographies.com). This is more than likely where his novelette “The Secret Sharer” derived from. In Joseph Conrad’s novelette, “The Secret Sharer” he uses the relationship between the two main characters, the captain and Leggatt, to portray the theme of friendship. He uses characterization and diction to convey how important friendships really are in human life. Joseph Conrad was born in 1875 in Berdyczew, Poland. He grew up with a father who had a love for literature, so naturally, Conrad grew to love it also. “His father was a writer and a translator of the works of William Shakespeare (1564–1616)” (www.notablebiographies.com), and this made Conrad have an attraction to writing as well. A child that grows up seeing their dad have a passion for something so strongly, it would only be natural for the child to develop this same “addiction” so to speak. From a young age, Conrad had had an overwhelming fascination for the sea. As he grew to be a teenager, this draw towards the sea grew stronger. He had always had…

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    Operation Husky was an invaluable experience for Allied forces in World War II. It opened the Allied forces eyes to the numerous challenges they must face internally before they could hope to be victorious in the war against Germany, Japan and Italy. This essay will show how a failure in operational leadership caused Operation Husky to fail to become the decisive victory it had the potential of being. Essential to command and control is a thorough understanding of the commander’s intent at…

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    What Is Wartime Adaptation

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    In future, beside conventional wars, military forces will have to fight against hybrid or asymmetric threats in protracted wars. It will be almost impossible to predict the future enemy with precision, and develop capabilities accordingly. Moreover, the enemies - both conventional and unconventional - will also adapt to the conditions of war, or at least develop responses that will beat friendly assumptions. The lessons of fighting against insurgents and terrorists like Taliban and ISIS bolster…

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    Strategic decisions made on both sides presented Fighter Command with the victory and ensured that they did not come close to defeat. Germany suffered from ‘fog of war ‘and was clearly not prepared for the battle ahead; arrogantly predicting to overcome the RAF in a matter of days with a false sense of superiority after success in France; and misjudging RAF aircraft force. The Luftwaffe started the battle with 2830 aircraft, made up of fighters, bombers and stuka dive bombers. The RAF comprised…

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    include the Royal Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, and the Royal Marines, who fall into the Royal Navy branch. The Military size force is 176,810; each branch consists of 101,300 members of the Royal Army, 40,090 members of the Royal Air Force, 27,930 members of the Royal Navy, and 7,500 members of the Royal Marines. The English Military also has the Special Air Service or the SAS. The SAS is one of the most prestigious Special Forces groups with the hardest selection course in all…

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    Air Power Influence

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    Air power influenced each member of the Allies and Axis powers uniquely through the context in which they viewed the effects of air power in World War I (WWI), the development of theories and technology in the interwar years, and the geopolitical situation facing the nations at the outset of World War II (WWII). These situations and experiences created a perception of the capabilities of air power that drove the creation and employment of the nations’ air arm. In turn, each belligerents’…

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    fulfillment of their prophecies and predictions can be summarized in their vision of airpower use. To win the war, one must first; conquer the air; use airpower as offensive weapon; gain air superiority to provide support to the ground forces; fight in the air, and deny enemy to fly; and destroy enemy support in order to break their capability and will to fight. From all those interwar airpower theorists and prophets, few of them distinguished from others. The famous ones, whose visions of…

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    Washington is a member of the minority, he is independently wealthy, and able to have someone at home who can take care of things while he is away. The average solider does not. The British army consists of full time soldiers. This is their way of life. It is foreign for them to understand how an army, on their own soil, could become sick and die as the Americans are doing. New York, August of 1776 A British invasion, as never seen before. The entire British fleet, or what seems to be, has taken…

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    when Hitler halted his troops on the “24 of May twenty miles outside Dunkirk” where a large group of allied forces had been surrounded. The reason for this halt being that Göring had promised Hitler that he could “bomb the enemy into submission”. Göring ultimately failed on his objective to destroy these allied forces for two reasons, one being that “bad weather frequently grounded the planes, [also] at this stage [the planes] did not fly at night”. There was, however, a more important…

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    Bombing Of Dresden Essay

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    15th of February, 1949. The attack was done by Britain and the United States through the use of an aerial bombing. Within the four raids that the allies carried out, 3,900 tons of highly explosive bombs and incendiaries were dropped on the city by heavy bombers of the United States Army Air Forces and the British Royal Air Force. Dresden, Germany was the country’s seventh-largest city and the largest of the remaining un-bombed built areas. Since the bombing, there has been much debate over…

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