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Is the phase “lions led by donkeys” a fair one

General Haig was called a donkey. Slow and stubborn. The phase “lions lead by donkeys” is based on him from his tactics during the war. Another name he accumulated was “a butcher” he was described as this also because of his same tactics. The tactic itself was to send men over and over the top…

The Long March was a Great Retreat

A retreat is a withdrawal of a military force from a dangerous position or from an enemy attack. The above quote originates from source C and as such portrays purely a GMD view on the significance of the Long March, which is therefore bound to be a negative view. However the Long March undeniably had…

The Battle of Passchendaele

Haig had two major objectives that would help the British to win the war. The first one was to capture Zeebrugge and Ostend, two submarine bases on the Belgium coast. This was ‘following a warning issued by British Admiral Jellicoe that the current level of shipping losses, around 6million tons during 1917(1 in 4 ships),…

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Why Did It Take So Long To Control The Great Fire Of London In 1666

In the early hours of Sunday 2nd Setember 1666 in Thomas Farrinor’s Royal bakery on pudding lane, a deadly fire broke out from the remains of the days fire. Few people would have known that the fire would rage for four days until Thursday 6th September. The growth of the fires path of destruction from…

A Short Guide To Clandon Park

In the introduction to the leaflet “A Short Guide To Clandon Park” sold by The National Trust we are told that Thomas 2nd Baron Onslow built Clandon Park in 1730 on the site of a large Tudor mansion. The old mansion, which was in a habitable state, was knocked down solely for the reason that…

Picture of life in Stalingrad during the battle

Source C is an official, military style report. It appears to be quite accurate as it talks about the ‘destruction of the encircled group of enemy forces’ and we know for a fact that the encirclement and destruction of the 6th army did actually happen. Lt Gen Rokossovski, a Russian Commander, was the person writing…

Picture of life in the Warsaw ghetto

For this question I am going to examine Sources A, D and E to see the extent in which they provide useful evidence, which helps give us a full and accurate picture of life in the Warsaw ghetto. All of these sources provide us with evidence that ranges from primary evidence into secondary evidence, thus…

Why was bletchley park able to break the Enigma code

The Enigma Machine was a revolutionary coding device invented buy the Germans in 1919. It operated on a series of rotors and plugs and codes were able to be changed constantly to create over 150 Million Million code possibilities. No conventional code breaking methods would work against the Enigma as, if one code were cracked;…

Was Life Much Better in 1900 than in 1750

Many changes took place between 1750 and 1900, including the Industrial Revolution, the developments of vaccinations and the invention of the railways and canals. These all had a great effect on life for the general population. The population in 1750 was only eleven million; four fifths of these people were spread out around the countryside….

The ways in which the methods of the Suffragists and Suffragettes were different

After the 1867 ‘Reform Act’, which gave working men the vote, a few local campaign groups began to form; using gentle methods to gain support from town councils and regional communities. Several national organisations were also created to raise awareness for women’s suffrage. Societies such as the Primrose League and the Women’s Liberal Foundation organised…

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