Second Battle of Ypres

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  • World War I: Chemical Warfare

    World War I proclaimed the dawning of a new era of human conflict. The days of honorable combat were replaced with weapons of mass casualties such as machine guns and explosives of catastrophic proportions. But these tools of death paled in comparison to the horrors of chemical warfare. Poison gases removed the enemy, replacing him with a faceless horror that more resembled the superstitions and ghosts of the Dark Ages than the newest scientific advantages of the 20th century. From the personal accounts surrounding the first gas attack of World War I and subsequent relevant studies, it is evident that chemical weapons were far more lethal psychologically than physically. In the spring of 1915, the second battle of Ypres,…

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  • Canadian Involvement In Ww1

    against the German and Austro-Hungarian empires. The first major battle fought by Canadian troops in the First World War took place from 22 April to 25 May 1915, outside the Belgian city of Ypres. After arriving at Ypres, the Canadian soldiers took a position between the British and French division. Two Canadian brigades were in the front lines, with a third in reserve near Ypres. On April 22, at 5 p.m., the Germans released gas against the French 45th Division to the Canadians’ left. When it…

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  • Analysis Of All Quiet On The Western Front

    The poems and the excerpt from All Quiet on the Western Front reflect the horrible impact that the atrocious conditions of trench warfare had on the men who were fighting it. They all show that through the starvation, dysentery, fatigue, utilization of industrialized weaponry, and loss of life with no territorial gain, the people were finding it harder and harder to continue fighting, both mentally and physically. The leaders of armies at first used combatant war tactics, but this only resulted…

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  • Summary Of The Killer Angels By Micheal Shaara

    The book The Killer Angels by Micheal Shaara is about the battle of Gettysburg and attempts to convey the historical event by presenting it in a fashion that feels fictional, but is based on documents and letters that were set around that time. The book covers the event through the eyes of different confederate and union officers, and is told in such a way that you feel sympathetic to the characters because you can see their panic, and the decision making process that each officer uses. This…

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  • Second Battle Of Bull Run Essay

    The second battle of Bull Run also known as the “Second Battle of Manassas” was Larger in scale than the first. There were four primary generals, General Robert E. Lee, Major General John Pope, and Major General George B. McClellan. It had four times the amount of casualties than the original Battle of Bull Run. Taken place in Northern Virginia it was a battle between Union and Confederate Armies on August 28-30 1862. John Pope led the Union army, and on the Confederate side General Robert E.…

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  • How Did World War 1 Shaped Canadian History

    history that shaped our country economically, socially and politically. Canada as a nation continues to grow and each day, every moment, every second history is made. World War I was a time when Canada embraced as a nation. Canadian efforts during World War I was noteworthy and epoch making. World War I was one of the most deadly wars human history has ever seen. Canada’s contribution in World War I cannot be forgotten. Although there were many defining moments in Canada’s history, World War I…

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  • Vimy Ridge Letters

    he wrote, including four he wrote after the battle of Vimy Ridge were recovered after the war. This specific letter was written in France, on 21st April 1917, days after Vimy Ridge, a month before his confinement, and later published online on the website Canadian Letters on November 2013. The Letter served the function of informing the receiver about the situation on the battlefield, where the Canadian corps had defeated the Germans in Vimy Ridge. Letters were the most convenient and…

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  • Analysis Of The Third Battle Of Passchendaele

    forces launched a strategic offensive campaign near the town of Ypres, Belgium, against the German Army resulting in approximately 200,000 dead German Soldiers, and nearly 300,000 dead British Soldiers. The British aimed to relieve the worn-out French forces already in place, and then take possession of the areas above the plain of Flanders, mainly the city of Passchendaele and its surrounding areas. The result was a sound beating of the British forces by the German forces, with the British…

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  • The Battle Of Vimy Ridge

    Julian Byng the Canadian Corps learned new platoon tactics, were assigned specialty weapons, studied the terrain, and rehearsed the assault as many soldiers had died already from trying to take Vimy Ridge from the Germans proving that the old tactics needed to be revised. Allies spent the entire week before the assault bombarding the Germans in hopes it would help the Canadians break through the ranks. The Canadians went one to, at that point in the war, accomplished the greatest singled allied…

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  • Chemical Weapons Of The Great War Essay

    German military leaders where worried though, they believed that Haber’s gas was nothing more than a publicity stunt and would end up humiliating the German forces. Eventually Haber was able to convince one commander on the Western front to allow him the opportunity. After receiving his approval, Haber promptly left for the battle lines to oversee the placement of 5,730 cylinders near the four miles of trenches that stood guard outside of the Belgian city of Ypres. [12] Unfortunately for Haber,…

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