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  • Colonists And The British
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    Red Dawn at Lexington is a book that tries to present different points of view of the Revolutionary War. Even though it is non-fiction, the book reads like a novel and that is how Birnbaum intended it to be. Red Dawn... begins by describing a British soldier's journey with his family by ship to Boston, in the American colony of Massachusetts. It goes on to describe the hardships the British soldiers endured during their stay in Boston. This was because many of the colonists were no longer suppor...
  • British Troops
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    Soldiers in the front lines were rarely provided with fresh food and they frequently suffered from acute constipation. Drinking water was often in short supply, as it had to be carried to the lines in cans. The chemicals which were added to purify it left a horrible taste, though British troops always had plenty of tea which helped to make it a more palatable drink. A lot of alcohol was consumed in the trenches. Some men found that only by drinking could they cope with the horrors around them. B...
  • Lieutenant Morant Soldier Of The British Empire
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    English Breaker Morant Essay topic: Statement of Intention: The most primary reason why I decided to express my views creatively upon this issue, of the film Breaker Morant by Bruce Beresford, is that the order made clear by the British High Command sent out to the Bushveldt Carbineers was bitter and simple. To fight the Boer on its terms, and to take no prisoners. Such an order could prove fatal, especially to Lieutenant Harry Breaker Morant, who was dishonorably used as a scapegoat for the Bri...
  • British Soldiers And Citizens
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    The Boston Massacre is considered by many historians to be the first battle of the Revolutionary War. The fatal incident happened on March 5 of 1770. The massacre resulted in the death of five colonists. British troops in the Massachusetts Bay Colony were there to stop demonstrations against the Townshend Acts and keep order, but instead they provoked outrage. The British soldiers and citizens brawled in streets and fought in bars. The citizens viewed the British soldiers as potential oppressors...
  • Captain Prescott's Own Account
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    The town of Boston was a very uneasy city throughout the 1760's. This uneasiness quickly turned to belligerence in the early part of 1770. Tensions had been mounting from the beginning of the year with various clashes between British sympathizers and colonists. However, in early March the tensions erupted into bloodshed. On March 5, 1770 a small group of colonists were up to their usual sport of tormenting British soldiers. By many accounts there was a great deal of taunting that eventually lead...
  • Following Years Many Former Soldiers
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    At 11 p.m. on 4th August 1914 Great Britain found herself at war in Europe. Four years and three months later before dawn on 11th November, 1918, British soldiers recaptured the Belgian town of Mons. On this same day an Armistice was signed at 5 a.m. in a railway carriage in the Forest of Compeigne in Northern France and hostilities ceased six hours later at eleven o'clock. During the War's early years Britain and her Allies, France and Russia, fought against Germany and Austro-Hungary. At the W...
  • Arrival Of The British In Uganda
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    Introduction The past is another country, where it is only possible to go as a tourist, and which we will never fully understand. We can describe what we see, but it is far more difficult to know why people acted in the way they did, or what they believed, and why they believed it. Uganda too is another country, which did not even exist before the white man went there. Even the name reflects the ideas of the first explorers, whose gateway into the new territory was via the Buganda tribe, whom th...
  • Boston Massacre
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    The Boston Massacre was an extremely important event in American History. Also, it a very controversial topic. To this day, no one can really give an accurate description of the events that transpired. The Boston Massacre was not a random event at all; many actions led up to the massacre. As a result of this disaster, America was changed forever and sent on a road towards revolution. The Boston Massacre was a defining moment in American history. Many people believe that the Boston Massacre was a...
  • Point The British Soldiers
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    The American Revolution was a tough time for America and the people who fought it. Many wars were fought and many people died, but throughout the whole events moments of inspiration were evident. One such time was in the Battle of Lexington which took place on April 19th, 1775 and one such poem the truly reflects it is called The Battle of Lexington which was written by Sidney Lanier. The poem reflects the thoughts of this man and Paul Revere during this time. In the first stanza Mr. Lanier tell...
  • British Against The Mughal Restoration In Delhi
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    By the year 1857 the British had established complete political control of India. As Western education was introduced and missionaries eroded Hindu society resentment among Indian people grew and it was joined by unease among the old governing class when the British decided to formally abolish the Mughal Empire. The mutiny of the Sepoy (native troops in the British army) began on May 10, 1857, when Indian soldiers who had been placed in irons for refusing to accept new cartridges were rescued by...
  • Surface Of Kipling As Imperial Apologist
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    In contemporary times, much criticism has been placed upon Rudyard Kipling for his support of British Imperialism; George Orwell went so far as to call him the "prophet of British Imperialism during its expansionist phase". To be sure, a considerable portion of Kipling's works were written in celebration and support of Imperial expansion, but it is short-sighted to simply label him as an Imperial propagandist or apologist. Two of his most oft-condemned poems, Recessional and The White Man's Burd...
  • British Soldiers
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    Dr. Joseph Warren learned of the British plans and sent Paul Revere to alert John Hancock and Samuel Adams. Paul Revere promised to warn them when the British soldiers started to march. Since he wasn't sure that he would be able to get out of Boston with the message, he made plans to alert people by putting lanterns in the Old North Church steeple. He would light one lantern if the British were coming by land, and two lanterns if the British were coming by sea. On the evening of April 18th, the ...
  • Learoyd And Nigel
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    An Analysis Of Farewell To The King When I first watched Farewell to the King, I simply thought that it was just the story of how an American GI, through a series of unusual circumstances, became the king of Borneo and then was forced to lead his tribe into a war that he no longer wanted any part of. Upon further analysis, it became evident that this was really the story of Nigel Fairborn who comes into the story with a strong sense of British superiority, loyalty to the King of England and the ...
  • Michael And Skinner
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    The Freedom of the city is a nice play where there are three xchractaters locked in the guildhall trying to escape the british and the soldiers on the march / its very sad to see the poor society in the 1970's that Lily, Michael and Skinner live in. their poverty stricken lifestyle is hard to endure. Lily has eleven children and lives in a very small apartment. she is without many basic commodities and she is very positive about her life and her children / she is the sole breadwinner and she is ...
  • Sympathetic To Ordinary Soldiers With Shell Shock
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    Desertion of the trenches was rampant during The Great War. Naive soldiers were subjected to horrific conditions. Not only were they faced with the constant bombardment of artillery fire, but they were subjected to the atrocious conditions in the trenches, large rats would roam around killing the wounded and feeding on the dead. The Hygiene in the trenches was extremely poor, the Soldiers had to release their faeces into an uncovered tunnel running right next to them and when they went to battle...
  • March On Concord
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    The American Revolution officially began in the Lexington Common and continued to Concord's North Bridge. On April 18, 1775, the infamous British General Thomas Gage sent 700-800 soldiers to Lexington and Concord. The events of this day, and the following day, were a turning point in the continuing struggle between Great Britain and the American Colonies. These battles proved to increase confidence within the American colonies because the British failed to acknowledge the size and difficulty of ...
  • British Soldier
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    The Revolutionary War brought much disruption to the lives of women in America. Many of these women had to house the "Red-Coats", while others halted their lives to teach the youth of America, and some women even picked up a sword and joined the men in the fight for our country. Many of these women's "baby steps" towards freedom did not do any good, because they were still seen as inferior by the men of America. These women may have helped to change women's standing in society by inspiring women...

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