Essays Tagged: "Royal Navy"

"Lord of the Flies" by William Golding.

devoted writer. He spent five years at Oxford, published a volume of poems in 1935, then joined the Royal Navy in 1940 and spent six years afloat, except for seven months in New York and six months he ...

(4 pages) 38 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

The War of 1812 and the British Naval Blockades on the American expansion into Canada on Lake Erie.

nto Canada. This war was decided on the battlefield, as well as the oceans and the Great Lakes. The Royal Navy had blockaded many of the harbors of the United States, and thus the United States declar ... ain. Even though the United States was outnumbered in ships in their navy, they still outfought the Royal Navy of Great Britain. The United States Navy outfought, and outsmarted the Royal Navy, which ...

(10 pages) 61 1 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Importance Of The Battle Of Britain As A Turning Point In World War One.

and so had concentrated on defence. When Britain armed itself in the 1930s, its priorities were the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy; the army being of little importance except to prevent an invasio ... hes, that is, if the landing craft had survived crossing the channel without being destroyed by the Royal Navy.As a result of which, the Royal Navy, the largest in the world, vastly outnumbered the Ge ...

(14 pages) 70 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Lord of the Flies

major inflence on his work; he also wrote poetry for a brief period of time. In 1940 he entered the Royal Navy in which he served with distinction on minesweepers, destroyers, and finally rocket launc ...

(3 pages) 48 3 2.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

Women at war

y done by men. Women worked on farms, in factories, became members of organizations such as Women's Royal Navy, Women's Royal Air Force and the Women's Home Defense. They dealt with the blackouts, the ...

(4 pages) 88 2 4.6 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Characterizing New Monarchs

try be regulating trade for every social class. In addition to his economic reforms he built up the royal navy and checked the power of the nobility. Isabella I and Ferdinand II of Spain were a ...

(1 pages) 26 1 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Author/Biography : William Golding (1911-1993)

and English at Bishop Wordsworth's School in Salisbury. At the onset of World War II he joined the Royal Navy at the age of 29 and was involved in several major conflicts including the sinking of the ...

(2 pages) 14 0 4.3 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Authors

"Lord of the Flies" (author)

then became a schoolteacher. In 1940, a year after England entered World War II, Golding joined the Royal Navy, where he served in command of a rocket-launcher and participated in the invasion of Norm ...

(2 pages) 12 2 4.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

World War II Breaks Out in Europe (Written as a news article)

the Netherlands, Belgium, and France in 1940. However, they did not overpower the UK thanks to the royal air force and royal navy.Hitler, then turned on the Soviet Union, attacking them on June 22, 1 ...

(1 pages) 517 1 0.0 Nov/2006

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

War Of 1812

e insulting, type of outrage was the capture of men from American vessels for forced service in the Royal Navy. The reason for the captures was that they were looking for deserters, who, the British c ...

(4 pages) 26 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Controversy Over the Dieppe Raid

ieppe raid. The battleship support was also greatly reduced to only 8 destroyers which employed the Royal Navy’s smallest calibre guns. Could a vaster majority of naval units such as battleships ...

(6 pages) 19 0 5.0 Jun/2007

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

"Every text is a product of the time in which it was written in"- "Lord of the Flies" example

uring the post war period. William Golding, himself was involved in World War II, having joined the Royal Navy in 1940, and spending six months afloat. The war left Golding with a profound view on hum ...

(2 pages) 4 0 0.0 Aug/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

Literary critique for "Lord of the Flies"

ew perspective on human nature. Lord of the Flies was born out of his own experience serving in the Royal Navy in World War II, which made Golding lose his belief in the natural innocence of humanity ...

(2 pages) 12 1 4.0 Aug/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

Guns Of Navarone

y well. Alistair MacLean was born in 1922 in Scotland. At the age of eighteen, he joined the Royal Navy. He began five years of service as a torpedo man in the East Coast Convoy Escorts. His wa ... scorts. His was in the service from nineteen forty-one to nineteen forty-six. His experience in the Royal Navy "…informs much of his espionage fiction" (CLC, 258). After the war, he went to col ...

(3 pages) 535 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The War of 1812----General, Glorious, Great

ouncil, which regulated American trade with the European Continent, and impressments, which was the Royal Navy's practice of removing seamen from American merchant ships on the high seas. The war last ...

(2 pages) 21 1 1.7 Feb/2008

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

Radar's Significance During World War II

e in 1940 during the Battle of Britain. This was the name for the air war that occurred between the Royal Air Force and the Luftwaffe in the summer of 1940. Germany had planned an invasion of Britain ... and it was their belief that they would need air superiority in order to have the upper hand on the Royal Navy for a successful sea invasion. The effect of the Chain Home system was that it provided t ...

(9 pages) 10 0 0.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers

Ancient Naval Wars & Weapons

e for weapon projection and entering. The expense of maintaining а Mediterranean-style galley navy was beyond all but the richest states, and ships that could double as warships and merchant ves ... ted the Indian Ocean, were both traders and warships, and with them China had, around 1420, а navy as powerful as any European nation.During this early period naval battles took place in coastal ...

(12 pages) 19 0 5.0 Jul/2008

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

William Golding's Life

of Marlborough Grammar School, and then he transfer to English Literature. Afterward he joined the Royal Navy in 1940 and spent the six months in helping Lord Cherwell at the Naval Research Establish ...

(1 pages) 28 2 2.6 Oct/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

Was the fear of the Japanese aggression in South-East Asia in World War 2 justified?

of the forward defences of Britain's greatest naval base in the region - Singapore. As long as the Royal Navy in Singapore guarded the sea between Australia and any enemy to the north, Australians fe ...

(7 pages) 20 0 5.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Bruce Chatwin

Charles and Margharita (née Turnell), both from middle-class families. Charles served in the Royal Navy, and Bruce spent most of the war living with his grandparents. He saw little of his fathe ... ction of his journalistic pieces, and he also began a furious spree of buying, using his increasing royalties to assemble a collection of rarities that would be a monument both to himself and to Eliza ...

(8 pages) 1464 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies