Essays Tagged: "The Rifles"

How Guns Work

How Guns WorkA gun is a weapon that uses the force of an explosive propellant to project a missile.Guns or firearms are classified by the dia ... t a missile.Guns or firearms are classified by the diameter of the barrel opening. This is known as the calibre of the gun. Anything with a calibre up to and including .60 calibre(0.6 inches) is known ... the gun. Anything with a calibre up to and including .60 calibre(0.6 inches) is known as a firearm.The precise origin of the gun is unknown, although they were in use by the early 14th century and we ...

(4 pages) 115 1 4.1 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce. An essay on this story relating the extreme detail and the actual storyline.

"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce was written with much attention paid to the minute details of the actual story. For example, the narrator describes in detail how the sentin ... e, the narrator describes in detail how the sentinels held their rifles. "A sentinel at each end of the bridge stood with his rifle in the position known as 'support,' that is to say, vertical in fron ...

(1 pages) 134 1 2.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

WWI paper through the eyes of a reporter in the middle of the war.

The war in Europe has just broken out!! This is a World War and is considered to be the "Great War." ... out!! This is a World War and is considered to be the "Great War." People have labeled this due to the thought that this is to be the war to end all wars. So far, this has proven to be false. In fact ... s. So far, this has proven to be false. In fact it actually has made war easier to fight with twice the destruction and loss of life. It has given way to new types of weaponry such as the machine Gun, ...

(5 pages) 28 0 0.0 Jun/2003

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

Appealing ads of Heineken beer

I saw this ad 5/11/03 on TNN during the races. Imagine that you are sitting on your front porch on a sunny summer afternoon and you ask ... t you are sitting on your front porch on a sunny summer afternoon and you ask for a nice cold beer. Then out of the blue your friend rifles a nice big keg of beer at you, which in turn knocks you back ... the blue your friend rifles a nice big keg of beer at you, which in turn knocks you backward off of the porch. Here's another image to comtemplate. A man tries to force a refrigerator door shut. When ...

(2 pages) 95 1 3.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Development in weaponry WWI

The development in weaponry that had the greatest single impact on the war was the invention of the ... in weaponry that had the greatest single impact on the war was the invention of the rifled musket. The weapon of choice before the war was muskets that had no spin on them. The new rifles solved old ... fore the war was muskets that had no spin on them. The new rifles solved old technical problems of other muskets. They had a spiral to spin the bullets faster, straighter, farther, and with more accur ...

(4 pages) 78 2 3.4 Dec/2003

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

My Summary for "To Kill A Mocking Bird" (6th grade) - Attached orginal doc

Scout Finch, almost six years old, her brother Jem, four years older, and their friend Dill, spend their summer thinking of ways to lure Boo R ... der, and their friend Dill, spend their summer thinking of ways to lure Boo Radly from his house.The next summer Dill returns. Rolling inside a runaway tire, Scout accidentally slammed into the Ra ... the Radly porch. She heard laughing inside as she recovered and ran.Scout and Jem began hearing their father called a, "nigger-lover," around town, for defending a black man, Tom Robinson. Atticu ...

(3 pages) 39 0 3.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

Russia

The Russian Revolution was one of the wars that significantly shaped Russia. The revolution started ... one of the wars that significantly shaped Russia. The revolution started because of Nicholas II or the czar of Russia. It also didn't help that Russia lost a war with Japan. When Russia went to war o ... p that Russia lost a war with Japan. When Russia went to war on the allies side during World War I, they lost to Germany because the allies had a major disadvantage. This in return divided Russia. The ...

(3 pages) 59 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Wilfred Owen and the Horror and Futility of War

Wilfred Owen was born into a middle class English family in eighteen ninety-three. He was the eldest child in the family of four children, he was the son of a railway official named Tom Owen ... h times so he consequently moved to France to teach English. He continued teaching until 1915 until the situation there deteriorated due to the war. He returned to England and joined the Artist Rifles ...

(2 pages) 32 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

When did the Germans lose the 1939 -45 War

When did the Germans lose the 39 -- 45 war?. This is a theory I would like to put forward for discussion. In ... ssion. In late May 1940 my unit which was due to go to France was redeployed in south-east England. The detachment all 10 of us were deployed near Bolney in Sussex just North of Brighton. We had the s ... Gun (WW 1 light machine-gun) and each with a rifle and fifty rounds of ammunition. We waited while the news got worse and worse and the evacuation of the B.E.F. from Dunkirk and other ports started. ...

(30 pages) 63 0 0.0 Aug/2004

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

The Impact of European Imperialism in Africa

European Imperialism started in the early1800's; with the goal to prove they had wealth andpower. European nations competed with eac ... ove they had wealth andpower. European nations competed with each otherto gain territory in Africa. The more they gain themore powerful they thought they would become.Africa was soon bled of it's huma ... gain themore powerful they thought they would become.Africa was soon bled of it's human resources. TheEuropeans induced slavery for the beneift of theMuslim countries, from the nineth century to then ...

(2 pages) 46 0 4.3 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

A Fake Celebrity Autobiography, Written for my Writer's Craft Class. John Crook is a Washed-up 1970s Actor.

Calling the Shots: Booze, Broads and Everything in BetweenBy John CrookChapter 3: The Big BreakIf it wasn't ... Hollywood from Iowa. You've probally heard tale's like it a hundred times, small time boy comes to the big city and hopes to make it big, luckily for me I was in the right place at the right time. Wh ... it big, luckily for me I was in the right place at the right time. Who would have ever thought that the day I played a ranch hand on "Green Acres" would change my the rest of my life.It was just suppo ...

(23 pages) 43 0 4.6 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Innovative Weapons Of The Civil War Era

The Innovative Weapons of the Civil War EraThe visualization of war was drastically changed as the i ... oduction of new technology inflicted astronomical casualties and a strong psychological burden upon the soldiers. The technology was drastically ahead of its time and fighting strategies were still be ... The technology was drastically ahead of its time and fighting strategies were still being used from the revolutionary era of fighting. War strategies were to catch up later, after the realization that ...

(11 pages) 81 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Poetry Analysis of "Anthem for Doomed Youth"

Wilfred Owen's poem, "Anthem for Doomed Youth", creates a picture of young soldiers in battle dying. Drawing a mental pictur ... picture of young soldiers in battle dying. Drawing a mental picture of a family at home sharing in the mourning for their lost sibling, the reader feels the grief of this poem. Through the portrait o ... er feels the grief of this poem. Through the portrait of vanishing soldiers one sees loneliness, as they die alone on the battleground. Effective use of imagery, alliteration, and end rhyme as well as ...

(4 pages) 14234 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Book review on The things they carried

The Things They Carried- Book ReviewIn The Things They Carried, author Tim O'Brien conveys his exper ... Book ReviewIn The Things They Carried, author Tim O'Brien conveys his experience and feelings about the Vietnam War through a collection of stories. Each narrative is comprised with vivid description ... a collection of stories. Each narrative is comprised with vivid description telling us about one of the soldiers of the Alpha Company in Vietnam. One of the significant concepts in this novel is the i ...

(6 pages) 100 0 4.5 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Civil War Generals.

During the civil war there were two major Generals from both sides. For the Union there was a man named Gen ... jor Generals from both sides. For the Union there was a man named General Ulysses S. Grant, and for the Confederate side it was General Robert E. Lee. Even though they were both from the United States ... though they were both from the United States they has extremely different ideas and tactics on how they thought they were going to win the war. On one hand General Grant thought that the best way to ...

(2 pages) 13 0 0.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Art Analysis- "Death Of Constable Scanlon" - Sidney Nolan

When Sidney Nolan painted the Ned Kelly series, he was interested in an 'authentic national vision'. The first series was made ... ted in an 'authentic national vision'. The first series was made up of 27 paintings from 1946-1947. The paintings all-together form a storyboard, telling the legend of Ned Kelly. One of them in partic ... ryboard, telling the legend of Ned Kelly. One of them in particular is 'Death of Constable Scanlon'.The series, including this one, were all painted with Ripolin enamel on hardboard. You can see the m ...

(2 pages) 21 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

To what extent do you agree that it was defeat in the war which was the real factor of the Russian revolution ?

The First World War broke out in 1914 as a result of assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the Austrian ... ult of assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the Austrian throne successor, in Sarajevo. Russia entered the war to defend Serbia and joined the Entente against the Central States. Russian army was backwar ... ly equipped so in clash with better equipped German armies she suffered many defeats. In this essay the author would like to show the impact of the First World War on the outbreak of the Russian Revol ...

(3 pages) 23 0 4.3 Dec/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Manhood-poem

n, but also a man of courage, To fight for your country is to be a man.Tales of great battles shook the land, Not distinctly Homeric, but much glory in them.Vivid pictures come to mind, Extravagant in ... uch glory in them.Vivid pictures come to mind, Extravagant in color, lurid with breathless deeds on the battlefield.His chance would come, for his deeds to be cut into everlasting tablets of brass.Wou ...

(1 pages) 360 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Fire Arms

s In this essay I intend to put our mind at rest about a very strong issue in modern society, guns. There have been many incidents involving guns and I think many people are undecided on the matter. T ... decided on the matter. There are as i'm sure you know many types of gun but I have managed to place them in four general categories.· Pistols: E.g. a handgun · Automatic: ...

(2 pages) 420 0 3.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Hunting

lot of people think that its done just for fun, but it's not. Most people just enjoy going out into the great outdoors. Others just enjoy spending time by yourself.There are many diferant types of gun ... time by yourself.There are many diferant types of guns you can use to hunt with. You also could go the old traditional way and use a bow. There are diferant laws for every state. Some states only all ...

(1 pages) 9 0 3.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics