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  • Zulu Army
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    The Zulu Wars The people known today as Zulu are formed together about 165 years ago. Many independent clans combining, all of whom had lived in the eastern coastal parts of South Africa for centuries, formed them. The name "Zulu" itself was originally the name of one man whose descendants made up the Zulu clan. In 1816 this small clan gained a new ruler by the name of Shaka (Chaka). An expert militarist, he led the small Zulu clan in a conquest of his neighbors. The Zulus soon became a very pow...
  • Part Of The Continental Army
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    During the Revolutionary war George Washington gathered up all the troops that he could. Many people didn't have time to be part of the Continental Army because they had families and farms to tend to, most of the men willing to enlist for long periods of time were young and single and had nothing tying them down. The Continental Army was greatly out numbered and out matched in military experience, yet somehow they managed to defeat the strongest army in the world. The Continental Army, under pai...
  • Captain Nathan Hale From The American Army
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    Nathan Hale - Introduction Nathan Hale was no doubt a hero of the American revolution. He was a serious young individual and was well educated. There are many accounts of his appearance and personality, and throughout all my research I have not seen anything negative. It was (is) known that he was kind, gentle, religious, athletic, and smart. He risked all this, to help his country, America. Nathan Hale Hale, born in Coventry, Connecticut was born on June 6, 1755. Hale was the middle child kid i...
  • Most Important Man In American History
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    Gregg GiassonU.S. History Period B!! YOU ARE THERE!! The most important event in U.S. History in my opinion would be Washington's escape from the British Army at New York. This event changed the course of U.S. History because it was the closest the movement for freedom came to being crushed. It all started when Washington and his army were waiting for the British on Long Island. He expected the British to launch a full frontal assault. He did not look at his flanks, and was heavily dug in. This ...
  • Conflicts Of Heavy Armored Knights
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    In Medieval Times, A Knight was a mounted man-at-arms of medieval Europe. He served a king or other feudal superior, usually in return for the tenure of a tract of land, but sometimes he served his lord for money. The knight was generally a man of noble birth who had served in the lower ranks as page and squire before being ceremoniously inducted into knighthood by his superior. At his induction the knight usually swore to be brave, loyal, and courteous and to protect the defenseless. After the ...
  • The Patriot Movie Review
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    The Patriot Movie Review. Title- The Patriot Production Date- June 28th 2000 Major Characters- Benjamin Martin: Mel Gibson Gabriel Martin: Heath Ledger Charlotte S elton: Joel Richardson Johnny Issacs: William TavingtonLisa Brenner: Anne Howard Charles Cornwallis: Tom Wilkinson II. Movie Summary: "The Patriot" takes place during the Revolutionary War. It's 1776 and intense fighting is going on in the north, while in the south the people are scrambling to recruit anyone who was willing to fight a...
  • American Revolution And Independence From The British
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    Both men and women fought on the battlefield. Hundreds of women served as nurses, laundresses, cooks and companions to the male soldiers in the Continental Army. 6 In addition, there were some that actually engaged in battle. Seeing 'no reason to believe that any consideration foreign to the purest patriotism,' 7 Deborah Sampson put on men's clothing and called herself Robert Shirtliffe in order to enlist in the Army. 'Robert Shirtliffe' fought courageously; 'his' company defeated marauding Indi...
  • Successful Red Army Offensive In 1944
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    D-Day has always been a celebrated day throughout the entire world in which the Western Allied forces were finally able to break Hitler grasp on Europe. The landings that occurred on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944 was a great military victory at the cost of many lives. But the motives behind D-Day are unclear. Why did Britain want to go through Italy and did everything in its power to stop the invasion of Normandy? Why did the US promise Stalin that a second front would be open? The mot...
  • Battle Washington And The Rebel Army
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    The Road to Valley Forge The book that I choose to review was The Road to Valley Forge, How Washington Built the Army that Won the Revolutionary War, written by John Buchanan. This is a book that covers the beginning of the revolutionary war in America from the time that George Washington is selected as commander-in-chief of the army, until his army enters winter quarters at Valley Forge. It encompasses the weather conditions that Washington and his army had to endure as well as the scrutiny tha...
  • Brigadier General In The British Army
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    My name is Benedict Arnold. I was born on January 14, 1741 in Norwich Connecticut. I led a very daring life, for I was a spy. My entire familial lineage was based in New England and was long established and well respected. As a child I worked with an apothecary, but that wasn't what I planned to do for my life. During the French and Indian War, I enlisted in the militia and fought from 1754 to 1763. My father died toward the end of the war, and so I had no way of making money afterward, so I use...
  • Hollywood Version Of British Commanders
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    History vs. Hollywood The Patriot The Revolutionary war, sparked by the colonist's anger towards taxation without representation, was a conflict between the United States and its mother country Great Britain. This event had been considered the most significant event in the American history. It separated the thirteen colonies from the tyrannical ruling of King George. The revolutionary war was not a big war, "The military conflict was, by the standards of later wars, a relatively modest one. Batt...
  • Ira And The British Army
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    The Provisional Irish Republican Army When one thinks of terrorism, the conflict in Israel or other Middle Eastern countries usually comes to mind. Although true to some extent there are many other groups in the world that fall under the category of ^I terrorists^a. One of these groups is located in Europe, more specifically in Northern Ireland, and is commonly known as the IRA, or the Irish Republican Army. This group has been around for decades and has fought politically and militarily for the...
  • Prince Jayawikarta And The British
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    In the early 16th century, Portuguese merchants attempted to expand their commercial influence in the area, signed a treaty with the King of Pajajaran, and established a fortress there to defend against the Muslim forces. However, in 1527, Prince Fatahillah defeated King of Pajajaran, conquered the Portuguese fortress, and renamed the town Jayakarta (meaning great victory). In 1619, the Dutch East India Company arrived in Java, burnt down the town and constructed a walled city named Batavia near...
  • British And Indians
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    As with any conflict or controversy there are always two sides to the debate, and the events in India during 1857 are certainly no exception. Given the situation in India during the nineteenth century it is hardly surprising that such a polarisation of opinion exists regarding the context of the rebellious events during that year. The British being in control of the subcontinent and their sense of superiority over their Indian subjects, would naturally seek to downplay any acts of rebellion. Whi...
  • British And Prussian Armies
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    Napoleon Bonaparte The Short Corsican Napoleon has often been regarded as the most talented (and shortest!) general of the last millennium, but his largest impact on Europe was after the wars. It is true that he led most of France!'s young men to their death, but the reason why is often unknown. France was already in shambles, but Napoleon turned the whole country into an armed camp. Although he was originally considered a great hero, his eventual defeat made him the creature of horror stories t...
  • Turning Point Of The War
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    There are many similarities in Anne Bradstreet's poem The Nathanial Green- American commander who divided his army in half Nearly perfect victory- Battle of Cowpens Last Battle of Revolutionary War- Battle of York Town Francis Marion- "Swamp Fox" used guerilla warfare in South Who did Francis Marion fight against- Cornwallis Who was the commander of the West- George Rogers Clark What was the turning point of the war and why- Saratoga, French realized Americans had a chance When was the surrender...
  • India Army And East India Army
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    The Armies involved in this story are the British army, the Indian army and the British East India company, . These forces have distinct differences in there characteristics of leadership. Their reward, discipline, and training are uniquely different and their differences bring out the true faces of these forces, and the dominantly force prevails. The British forces command is measured by the amount of money you have. .".. all the while I watched wealthy young fools buying themselves majorities ...
  • German Armies In France
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    Introduction The Allied invasion of France on June 6, 1944 is variously known as D-Day, the Longest Day, Cross-Channel Attack, and probably some others as well. It was the largest single military operation of World War II. Hence, the Normandy beaches are a must stop if you get anywhere close to France. The 50th anniversary celebration in 1994 generated a lot of hype. The recent movie Saving Private Ryan rekindled that interest. However, the landing always held a special niche going back to the e...
  • Junior To Benedict To Major General
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    No other American is remembered quite the same as Benedict Arnold. He was a brave soldier, a patriot- and a traitor. Benedict was born in Norwich, Connecticut, on January 14, 1741. When he was 14 years old, Benedict ran away from home to fight in the French and Indian War, but he was brought back by his mother, who apparently was driven insane later in her life. If I had a son like Benedict, I might have gone insane too! After his mother insisted that he return home, he ran away for a second tim...

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