Essays Tagged: "Battle of the Somme"

The Battle of the Somme: Key Factual Material

The Somme was one of the key battles of the war. The date of the war actually started on July 1st 1916. British preliminary force ... y spotted and destroyed. This is the theory the British commanders had in mind.In some respects the Battle of the Somme was a failure for the British. Some say it was Sir Douglas Haig's tactics. Haig' ... r dug outs for the duration of the barrage, quite safe from the artillery.Another reason on why the Battle of the Somme was a failure for the British was that Haig could have waited for more tanks at ...

(3 pages) 35 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War I

The battle of the Somme

The battle of the SommeThe battle of the Somme was organised as a joint operation between Britain and Fr ...

(1 pages) 44 0 3.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Life in the trenches

Life in the TrenchesAfter the Battle if the Marine in September in 1914 the German army was forced to retreat. Rather than give up ... essful. Most military attacks ended with few gains and a lot of casualties. On the first day of the Battle of the Somme in 1916, the British Army lost around 20,000 men. The attack cost the Allies ove ...

(1 pages) 57 1 3.0 Apr/2004

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World war one and its aftermath

waved flags, sang patriotic songs, gave money for the war efforts, and eagerly read every detail of battles in their local newspapers. Until the battle of the Somme, many soldiers were excited at the ... those on the home front were unaware of the horrors and dreads the soldiers were facing. After the battle of the Somme in July 1916, where there were one million casualties, support for the war reduc ...

(5 pages) 49 0 4.5 May/2004

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Explain how the schlieffen plan was meant to work

C) Study sources D and E. these two sources are not about Haig and the battle of the Somme. How far do you agree that they have no use for the historian studying Haig and ... y happened during the war, it gives us an insight to what people think of the war today and how the battle has been remembered.Source E is similar in the absence of statements telling us what the batt ... demonstrating the view of many army leaderships. The general was often not at the front line in the battle, and many were disrespected for this. We can also take into consideration when this was publi ...

(3 pages) 25 1 4.5 Jul/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War I

Artillery in World War I

typically last six-eight weeks, were confined to one location, and were determined by a handful of battles marked by low casualties. Such wars had nothing in common with the long dirty, reality of tr ... ar of attrition required civilian populations to adjust to a situation in which what went on at the battlefront transformed life on the home front. For this reason, the Great War became known as histo ...

(12 pages) 26 0 0.0 Aug/2004

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Battle of the Somme

The second battle of 1916 was the Battle of the Somme. In this the British and French armies tried to break thr ... and French armies tried to break through the German defences in the valley of the river Somme. The battle started on the first day of July 1916 as huge guns bombarded the German trenches. Then thousa ...

(3 pages) 20 0 0.0 Sep/2004

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Why was the first day of the Battle of the Somme a failure?

The Battle of the Somme was planned by General Sir Douglas Haig. It was fought in an attempt to end the ... e fighting at Verdun. The Germans had said they had intended to 'bleed France white' at Verdun. The battle was also fought to make a big push past the German trenches and into Germany. The battle bega ... tter failure: there were 60,000 British casualties, and 20,000 British were dead. By the end of the battle, there were 1.2 million casualties. There were some successes however. On the first day, the ...

(4 pages) 29 1 4.2 Sep/2004

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Hitlers Steps to Great Power

with high dignitaries.Hitler's first step to hatred of the Jews was when he was injured during the Battle Of The Somme so he was put in hospital. When he got out, he was made to do light duty in Muni ...

(2 pages) 21 0 1.0 Mar/2005

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Haig and the Somme, GCSE coursework questions.

d does not appear concerned over the prospect of such appalling casualties that were evident in the Battle of the Somme during 1916. The extract shows that Haig did not take responsibility for the fat ... er-in-chief of the British army would have had access to information concerning the progress of the Battle of the Somme. As commander, his views would represent a wide perspective of the front line, a ...

(20 pages) 37 1 2.5 Sep/2005

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Canada and World War One.

n knee deep water5. a) The negative thing that the Canadian troops experienced in their first major battle was that more then half of the soldiers were dead due to chlorine gas. The ones that had surv ... e to chlorine gas. The ones that had survived received high praise as courageous fighters.b. At the Battle of Ypres the Germans decided to use the deadly chlorine gas for the first time. A wall three ...

(2 pages) 33 1 3.0 Oct/2005

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Compare the importance of at least 3 factors which affected the lives of the civilian populations during WWI.

healed.People died because of hunger. The field couldn't grow crops any more, but the people at the battlefront needed energy to fight, so most of the foods were sent to the battlefront to support the ... ding and they were dying of hunger.Many cities were also destroyed during the war, for example, the battle of Verdun, Battle of Ypes and battle of the Somme. There were many civilian casualties during ...

(2 pages) 32 1 3.6 Oct/2005

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The Deadliest Battles Of WW1.

g the great wars, there were two deadliest wars which happened during 1916 in Europe. They were the battles of the Somme and Verdun which made a bunch of troops and people died. But, what made these w ... he target successfully by using machine guns. Artillery bombardment which often happened during the battle of the some and Verdun, also made many troops died and raised the general's temper to destroy ...

(3 pages) 21 0 2.0 Jan/2006

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History coursework 4th sheet

These two sources are about Haig and the Battle of the Somme in some. Source D is still form the television show called 'Blackadder Goes Fort ... Christmas. They were heads of Houses from public school who thought they could lead soldiers in the battles. Blackadder says that they are "going over the top." This was a common phrase in the trenche ... nd overweight.However, there are some reasons why these two sources could not be about Haig and the Battle of the Somme. There is no detail of the battle or Haig in any of the sources. They said nothi ...

(2 pages) 20 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

First-Person Impressions Of "The Battle Of The Somme"

"The Battle of The Somme" is known to most historians as the bloodiest battle in history. The following a ... tle in history. The following are first-hand accounts from people who were somehow affected by "The Battle of The Somme".(1) After the war, Sir William Robertson, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, ... ir William Robertson, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, attempted to explain the strategy at the Battle of the Somme.Remembering the dissatisfaction displayed by ministers at the end of 1915 becaus ...

(11 pages) 23 0 0.0 Jun/2006

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How did technology change during WW1

TanksTanks were first used in battle in 1916, before this they had armoured cars but they couldn't go off-road. The first time tan ... ldn't go off-road. The first time tanks were used was on 15th September on the western front at The Battle of the Somme, it assisted British soldiers who were attacking German trenches. At first, the ... a lot of these types of planes. Planes were mostly used for spying on the enemy and plane vs. plane battles called 'dogfights'.Aswell as the plane, the Zeppelin (also known as a blimp), was an airship ...

(2 pages) 16 0 2.0 Dec/2006

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Was the Battle of the Somme Justified?

One of the bloodiest battles known until today during World War 1 ,the battle of the Somme 7:30am 1st July it began. This ... ters from the Belgian coast through France until the frontiers of Switzerland. The soldiers on this battle faced bad weather, dirt, diseases and death. The British accepted the idea of this battle tha ... enior military partner in the alliance commander Sir Douglas Haig was in charge of everything. This battle is interesting in many different aspects from the use of different weapons to the tactics use ...

(9 pages) 28 0 4.7 Jan/2007

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All quiet on the western front

ary 2, 2000 1.In the movie "All Quiet on the Western Front", the German soldiers were sent into the battlefield thinking that they were going to win. The inexperienced boys were persuaded in to fighti ... er turning back to consider the possible downfalls in going into the western front. By the time the battle of the Somme ended, the German death toll in defense was 164,055, which was a disaster for th ...

(2 pages) 24 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Describe the causes, events and consequences of the Battle of

Describe the causes, events and consequences of the Battle of Verdun.The Battle of Verdun, fought between German and French forces was one of the major ... gagements of the First World War. It was fought for ten months, from February to December 1916. The battle of Verdun is considered by historians one of the lengthiest battles in world history, involvi ... of men on such a small piece of land. This provides an explanation for its common reference as ?the battlefield with the highest density of dead per square yard. The battle of Verdun was the cause of ...

(5 pages) 1718 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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