Essays Tagged: "trenches"

Account of the Siege of Yorktown. Written in the first person.

ger British fleet to save him.Being in the Corps of Sappers and Miners we were to prepare mines and trenches. On the night of October 5th we sneaked within 150 ft. of the British lines. We were under ... it was a dark and rainy night. We laid down pine wood end-to-end so troops would know where to dig trenches. The trenches allowed 100 cannons to be close to the British but still be under protection. ...

(2 pages) 37 0 3.5 Apr/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Was Truman morally and militarily justified in dropping two Atomic Bombs on Japan?

, and since the Japanese were the murderers of 140 American Prisoners by leading them into air-raid trenches and burning them alive after spilling gasoline on them on the islands of The Philippines, t ...

(5 pages) 240 1 3.4 Mar/2002

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

War poems

s father was killed, 'Do not weep, babe, for war is kind. Because your father tumbled in the yellow trenches, Raged at his breast, gulped and died. Do not weep. War is kind.' As if a child could think ...

(2 pages) 84 1 4.3 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Plight of Worker during the Industrial Revolution: A Paradigm Shift from Agriculture to Industry

retirement options.The Civil War had created many jobs for unskilled workers. Jobs such as digging trenches for the troops, transporting the dead and wounded, and providing food for the South. At the ...

(2 pages) 99 0 4.3 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Oceanography

re ocean. Farther offshore this water covers an amazing submarine topography of underwater canyons, trenches, mountains, and plains. Unlike the continents, which are physically separated from one anot ...

(12 pages) 186 0 4.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Oceanography

"Born On The Fourth Of July" by Ron Kovic

cannot describe the feeling adequately enough. He puts you into his life, when he goes through the trenches, you go with him. When he hits a home run for little league you can experience, not the joy ...

(6 pages) 78 0 2.0 Feb/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Trench Warfare

The trenches were not a pleasant place to be. There was always gun firing, or bomb shells flying by. It ... eading for saviors. Sleepless night, the fear of an attack always running in the soldiers heads.The trenches used to be full water after rain; the water level was sometimes up to the soldier's knees. ... ck, which were made by the women at home.No one, but the soldiers knew the living conditions of the trenches. There were no disposal areas, but the parapet. There were always rats nibbling on the dead ...

(1 pages) 46 2 3.0 Dec/2002

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

Discursive essay on Chemical Weapons

al weapons as viewed today has its origins in World War I. Chemicals weapons were first used in the trenches by both sides to try and alter the courses of battles, some uses being extremely effective. ...

(3 pages) 69 0 4.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

Why did some men desert and refuse to obey orders in the Western Front, and were they treated too harshly? Looks at the results of shell shock and punishments in the trenches.

ere they treated to harshly?The western front was a place of in despicable suffering and death. The trenches were damp and wet. They were brimming with disease. Amongst this there was constant shell f ... ing with disease. Amongst this there was constant shell fire described as 'true hell on Earth.' The trenches were physical protection from the raging war, but they offered no physiological shelter. Nu ...

(6 pages) 65 0 3.7 Mar/2003

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

"Journey's End" by R.C Sherriff.

of war life, including friendship, alcoholism, class boundaries and the lifestyle of the men in the trenches. This essay explores how the play shows the effects of war on those involved, looking at us ... is another character who is greatly effected by war, but, unlike Stanhope who has been been in the trenches a long time, Raleigh is very inexperienced, which makes him appear extremely naive and vuln ...

(7 pages) 17775 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Canadian History: 1900-Present, Military Participation in world affiars; Lists 4 of Canada's most defining moments, 2 from 1900-1949, 2 from 1950- the present.

tives(Morton 144). One such objective was Vimy Ridge, the seven-mile stretch of honeycomb-patterned trenches and the site of 200 000 French and British casualties (Quinlan 16). Before Canadians arrive ... ir side. On Easter Monday, 1917, implemented their carefully practiced strategy, pushing into enemy trenches and taking the ridge by 9 April (Morton 144). Canadians fought bravely, despite the battle ...

(6 pages) 88 3 4.2 Jun/2003

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

The Five Major Battles.

inEngland-They reached the Western Front in February 1915-They joined French-Algerian troops in the trenches near the town of Ypres-April 22, two months after arriving, Germany choose Ypres for the fi ... ected a vital areaof occupied France (gave supplies for germany)-german carved underground chambers/trenches-built machines gunsfooted in concrete and wrapped in hedges of thick barbedwire-German army ...

(1 pages) 67 1 4.0 Jun/2003

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

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

hemical and biological agents. WWI was also a breakthrough for military tactics. WWI was the war of trenches which means that this was the first time that trenches were used to use the shoot and hide ... at this was the first time that trenches were used to use the shoot and hide method. Along with the trenches, precision bombing proved to be useful in hitting that which they could not see.The Germans ...

(5 pages) 28 0 0.0 Jun/2003

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

Defining Moments in Canadian history.

e in September 1914 and their engineers immediately began to construct a network of artillery-proof trenches and bunkers. These were protected from attack by Machine Gun Posts. Repeated French attempt ... ading toward the front line. The next morning, over 2800 allied soldiers began attacking the German trenches and soon afterwards the Canadian soldiers went into No-Mans-Land. The 1st division was led ...

(7 pages) 107 1 3.3 Jun/2003

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

WWI Had Many Underlying Causes.

a country needs a big, strong military is militarism. Trench warfare is when troops would crouch in trenches that had rats in them. They would shoot with the new machine guns at the opposing side. The ... They had tanks (which was Great Britain's invention) that would destroy the barbed wire, cross over trenches, and clear paths. They also had poison gas and fighter planes. World War One was the first ...

(3 pages) 100 1 2.9 Sep/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Poetry Review on "Dulce et Decorum est" by Wilfred Owen.

lamorising and praising the heroic side of the war.In stanza one it starts with the narrator in the trenches with his fellow soldiers who are described as "Bent double like old beggars under sacks". T ...

(3 pages) 147 0 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

World War I

along with the innocence of the pre-war world, faith in God, and hope in the future all died in the trenches of Europe.World War I was so terrible and so titanic a struggle that its memory haunts us s ...

(3 pages) 79 0 4.8 Nov/2003

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

World War I (the last one wasnt finished, this one is the one that is finished)

along with the innocence of the pre-war world, faith in God, and hope in the future all died in the trenches of Europe.World War I was so terrible and so titanic a struggle that its memory haunts us s ... be short and decided in Europe were totally confounded in a matter of months. The stalemate in the trenches promised a war without foreseeable end, and the entry of other powers particularly the Otto ...

(16 pages) 110 0 2.3 Nov/2003

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

The "Roaring Twenties"

sound that the soldiers fighting in World War " heard everyday in the battle fields and through the trenches. Now that it was over, and it was just about the 1920's, it was time to enjoy life as much ...

(4 pages) 133 0 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Battle of Ypres, April 1915

e had settled, roughly 160 tons of an ominous yellow cloud began to creep its way into the Algerian trenches. The Algerians, not being equipped with gas masks from the French High Command began to die ...

(4 pages) 35 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History