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  • Manfred Von Richthofen
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    Better known as "the Red Baron", Manfred von Richthofen remains one of the greatest legends of aviation. Born in a part of Germany that is now Poland, Richthofen was the son of an aristocratic Prussian family. A far better athlete than scholar, he wanted to become a calvary officer, but the changing nature of war had eliminated the need for calvary, so, he turned to the "new calvary", aviation. When World War I began, Richthofen joined the Fliegertruppe as an observer in order to get into combat...
  • 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...
  • Hopkins And Decatur
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    The birth of the United States Navy on 13 October 1775 formed a defensive measure in response to the growing need to protect the commerce of a developing nation from the then largest navy in the world, the British fleet. E sek Hopkins, the brother of a powerful Rhode Island politician found himself selected as the first Commander in Chief of the Continental Navy. During the French and Indian War, Hopkins quickly emerged as an experienced merchantman as well as a participant in the profitable pri...
  • Haig In June 1916 Before The Battle
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    Douglas Haig was born on June 19 1861, the son of a wealthy whiskey distiller, he was educated at Oxford and Sandhurst. Haig participated in the Omdurman campaign (1897-1898) and the Boer War (1899-1902). His rank remained inspector of general cavalry in India from 1903 until 1906, when he became director of military training at the war office. In 1909 he became chief of staff of the Indian army. At the beginning of World War One in 1914, Haig commanded the first Army Corps. In December of 1915 ...
  • News Of The British Retreat To Boston
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    Background of the Battle of Bunker Hill f Bunker Hill News of April 19, 1775 at Lexington and Concord spread very fast. As the messengers went out through the small towns of Connecticut on their way to Hartford, and from there to New York and Philadelphia, the men of Connecticut grabbed their guns, said their good-byes, and set off for Massachusetts. They went on their way as if they had instructions on what to do. They did not wait for the Governor to tell them what to do. Some were even on the...
  • British In Boston
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    The American Revolution ended two centuries of British rule for most of the North American colonies and created the modern United States of America. It lasted for eight years, from 1775-1783. The Battle of Lexington and Concorde is the battle that kicked off the American Revolution, however, the first large-scale engagement of the war was The Battle of Bunker (Breed's) Hill. After retreating from Lexington in 1775, the British Army occupied Boston for several months. After realizing the need to ...
  • War Haig
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    H / W - Douglas Haig Douglas Haig, (1861-1928), British commander on the western front during World War I, born in Edinburgh, and educated at Oxford and the Royal Military College at Sandhurst. Having served as chief of the general staff in India before the war, Haig, a lieutenant general, was given command of the 1st Army Corps of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in France and Belgium when hostilities broke out there in 1914. Later in the year he was promoted to full general and given comm...

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