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  • Colonial Control To The British Forces
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    The Hudson Valley During the American Revolution The Dutch settled the Hudson Valley in the early 17th century. The Hudson Valley was of great commercial and military importance during the pre-revolutionary period. During the American Revolution the Hudson was a strategic waterway and the site of many historic events, especially in the region of Newburg and West Point. Many battles were fought and many lives were changed by the Revolution in the Hudson Valley. In the pre-revolutionary period the...
  • 22000 British And Germans On Long Island
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    The Battle of Long Island took place on August 27, 1776. The American outpost of Colonel Edward Hand's sent word that the British were preparing to cross Long Island from Staten Island on August 22, at dawn. There were three frigates, the Phoenix, Rose, and Greyhound, and two bomb ketches named Carcass and Thunder, in Gravesend Bay. The frigates were anchored in the Names. British generals Cornwallis and Clinton had a force of 4,000 men that included Von Donop's corps of jaegers and grenadiers. ...
  • Hamilton's Concept Of Operations And Planning
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    "Lions led by donkeys". Can this criticism be applied fairly to the Allied leaders responsible for the Gallipoli Campaign Discuss. The Gallipoli Campaign is recorded in British history and through popular memory as a heroic disaster: a possibly war-winning scheme that ended in complete disarray. The horror of the First World War was encapsulated in this microcosm of the wider conflict. It shared much with the Western Front in terms of the discomfort of the trenches and the stalemate that came wi...
  • British In A Few Weeks Marion
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    Francis Marion 1732-1795 Also known as: Swamp Fox Born: WINTER, 1732 in South Carolina, United States, Berkeley County Died: February 27, 1795 Occupation: General Source Database: DISCovering U.S. History Table of Contents Biographical Essay | Further Readings | Source Citation Hero of the southern campaign in the American Revolution, who was known for his mastery of the small-unit tactics necessary for effective guerrilla warfare. BIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY Francis Marion was born in the winter of 1732...
  • Emon De Valera And Michael Collins
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    Ireland's Michael Collins and Emon De Valera There are many conditions under which Ireland was divided into two nations. Two main men were the main leaders of this split, Emon de Valera and Michael Collins. Sinn Fein also played a large role. Their differing visions for an Ireland free of British rule was the root motivation for the split. Born in New York City in 1882, Emon de Valera was described as a 'tall, spectacled, school masterly, of Jewish cast' as Tim Healy said. Edward Norman, the aut...
  • Guatemala's Claim To Belize
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    British lumberjacks set up settlements in the eventual Belize. The Spanish granted them the territory. When war broke out in Europe there was an attack which was repulsed. Over the next 20 years the British had grown into the assigned area and some unsettled areas of South America establishing the now existing Belize. The Spanish never had any rule over the territory. Up to 1859 the British continued to exercise exclusive jurisdiction over the settlement, further establishing administrative cont...
  • Force Britain
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    War of 1812, conflict between the United States and Great Britain from 1812 to 1815. Fought over the maritime rights of neutrals, it ended inconclusively. Background Over the course of the French revolutionary and the Napoleonic wars between France and Great Britain (1793-1815), both belligerents violated the maritime rights of neutral powers. The United States, endeavoring to market its own produce, was especially affected. To preserve Britain's naval strength, Royal Navy officers impressed tho...
  • Largest Concentration Of British Forces
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    The Battle of Yorktown was the climax of the Revolutionary War. The combined forces of George Washington, Admiral de Grasse, General Rochambeau, and General Lafayette were enough to converge on the largest concentration of British forces, overtake them and force a surrender. With planning, skill, and courage, the army was able to defeat the British and end the War. Generals Rochambeau and Washington met in 1781 to determine the next move. Washington was firmly for going to New York and attacking...
  • Virginia With A Force Of British
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    George Washington was the commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution, and later the first president of the United States. He symbolized qualities of discipline, nobleness, military orthodoxy, and persistence in hard times that his contemporaries particularly valued as marks of complete political leadership. Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the eldest son of Augustine Washington, a Virginia planter, and Mary Ball Washington...
  • Britain And France The Western Front
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    The assassination of Austrian archduke Ferdinand in the Balkans in June 1914 led to much international comment throughout July and war became virtually inevitable by August, arriving at the height of a summer in which, for the British, there had been greater fears of a conflict in Ireland than in Europe. Mobilisation evoked a sense of patriotism in most of the confrontational nations (Germany and Austria-Hungary being the key powers on one side; France, Russia and Britain the principals on the o...
  • Independence Of India From The British
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    Describe the different approaches used by M.K. Gandhi and Ho Chi Minh to rid their respective countries from the political control of Western nations. Explain how and why each was motivated to follow very different paths to the same goal. Mohandas Gandhi, born in 1869, was a man who saw himself as a moral teacher in the quest for religiosity and truth. He led the independence of India from the British. The British had controlled India politically and economically for nearly 200 years. Gandhi was...
  • British Force And Their Commander John Burgoyne
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    The conquest at Saratoga proved to be a major turning point of the war. It annihilated the British threat from the north and demolished an entire British army. Even more significant, it conveyed France into the war on the American side. Throughout the winter of 1777, a plan was fabricated by the British secretary of the war in order to defeat New York and set apart New England. However, the plan did not do well because poor conditions by the British generals and American persistence. This result...
  • Was The American Revolution Inevitable
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    In 1775, war broke out between the British and the American colonists. By 1776, the colonists had declared themselves independent and in 1783, following a prolonged and bloody war, Britain was forced to recognise the independence of the United States. Was American independence inevitable? Some historians have suggested that the British army mismanaged the American War of Independence and that the war could have been won. On the contrary, the war was lost on its first day, owing not to 'inevitabi...

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