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Was the Battle of the Somme a failure

1) Source A, written by Malcolm Brown, expresses the opinion of people who believed the Battle of the Somme was ‘a tragic massacre of a generation’ and ‘an event so terrible it killed the breezy, crusading spirit of 1914-15. Furthermore it tells of the opinion that the Somme ended a ‘Golden Age’. Brown states the…

Why is the battle of the Somme regarded as a great military tragedy

The battle of the Somme started on July 1st 1916 and took place in the Somme area of France. The objective of the Battle of the Somme was to create a war of attrition. This meant the continuous bombing of the German trenches for seven days. The British army thought this would break the back…

How Herodotus builds up to the battle of Salamis

Herodotus uses several different techniques in order to build up the tension leading towards an important event such as the battle of Salamis, and these techniques appear regularly throughout his account when an important event occurs such as the battle of Thermopylae. One such technique used by Herodotus in order to give the reader a…

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The Battle of Dieppe

The Battle of Dieppe was a very shameful thing for the Nation of Canada because of the military failure. The allied troops were mostly inexperienced or had very little experience to be in this battle. Many Canadians lost their lives in this bloody battle. If the General of the Allied forces took the time to…

The Battle of Dunkirk

Source A Source A is a contemporary painting, which means it, was not painted at the time. Which makes it a secondary piece of evidence, and it is an artist’s impression of what happened. In addition, it is much exaggerated it shows a lot of thick black smoke so it appears a very large ship…

The battle for Stalingrad from between the 16th of January to the 3rd of February 1943

I was drafted in as emergency reinforcements when the battle was not particularly going well for the soviets. The way that we were made cannon fodder was inhumane the soldiers came and tore us from our families, loaded us onto trains and then sent us to the front line. How they expected us to survive…

Does General Haig Deserve the Title The Butcher of the Somme

The battle of the Somme was one of the most significant events in British war history. Over 57,000 casualties were made on the first day. Many people believed that the battle symbolised all the horrors of warfare in World War One. There has been an ongoing debate whether Douglas Haig, Britain’s commander-in-chief during the war,…

How useful are sources A, B and C in understanding what the Battle of Dunkirk was like

Sources A, B and C are each accounts on the Battle of Dunkirk. Each of them are firsthand accounts, given by men from the British Navy who experienced the Battle of Dunkirk. They are useful, but due to particular reasons, their usefulness is also limited. Source A is, as are all the sources, a firsthand…

The Battle of Verdun

There were varying French views towards the battle of Verdun. From my own knowledge I know that to many Frenchmen Verdun stood as a symbol of French resistance, over the many previous invasions of France by Germany and others it had never fallen, it was a major city in the country and many important supply…

What the battle of Dunkirk was like

The evacuation of Dunkirk in WW2 will always be seen differently as either disaster, success or both. At the time of the evacuation many people had their own opinions of what happened, from seamen to commanders to news reporters. In source A Commander Thomas Kerr clearly thought the evacuation was far from a success. His…

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