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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...
  • Kaskaskia George Rogers Clark
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    Who was George Rogers Clark This is probably a question most people in America couldn't answer. The reason is very simple, George Rogers Clark was a hero in an age of heroism. He simply could not compare with the legends of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other Revolutionary War heroes. Clark nevertheless is very important, especially to the people of Kentucky, Illinois, and Indiana who became apart of the United States of America because of his great leadership and bravery in military c...
  • Marion Into The Swamp
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    Francis Marion was born in 1732 in what is now South Carolina. When he was a toddler he was small, skinny, weak, and frequently sick. It was said that he was no bigger than a lobster. He was sick a lot because of the swampy areas he grew up in. As he got older he played in the swamps a lot, which is probably the reason why he knew the swamps so well. He learned about the entire local Indians and how they survived in the swamp. It was said the he literally knew the swamps like the back of his han...
  • Park In Memory Of George Rogers Clark
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    George Rogers Clark George Rogers Clark was a famous war hero who commanded important victories over the British troops in the Northwest territories during the American Revolution. In the year of 1752, a boy named George Rogers Clark was born in Charlottesville, Virginia. No one would have guessed that he would someday be a hero like his brother William Clark. William Clark received most of the attention from the "Lewis and Clark expedition". At an early age George Rogers had a dream of becoming...
  • 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...
  • War Hit Upper Canada
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    The War of 1812 was a war between Britain and the United States fought primarily in Upper Canada. It had many causes, few which involved British North America. The results of the war include the fact that there was no clear winner or loser among them. The only real losers in the situation were the Natives in the region. They were driven out of their lands and customs. None of the borders was changed by the war, though many attempts were made. The Treaty of Ghent, which ended the war, did nothing...
  • British Troops And Citizens Of Boston
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    The American Revolution was a conflict between 13 British colonies on the eastern seaboard of North America and their parent country, Great Britain. The war resulted in the colonies becoming a separate nation, the United Stated of America. It is also known as the American War of Independence. The Seven Years' War left Great Britain with the expensive responsibility of administering newly acquired territory in North America. The British Parliament passed the Stamp Act in 1765 to pay a share of th...
  • British Troops
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    1. Letter to friend in England. Dearest Friend of England, 1776 I know it is hard to believe we (the colonists) would be on the verge of a revolution against our own homeland. My father has explained to me the reasons we deserve independence from God, the King, and the British people. There are many things going on in the colonies to lead us to our current thoughts. The British people have imposed many Acts upon us colonists. In the year 1767, British parliament passed Mr. Charles Townshend prop...
  • Seven Thousand British Troops In South Africa
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    Fleming 01 James M. Fleming 22 March, 2001 How Great Britain won the Boer War in South Africa in 1902 On October 11, 1899, the forces of the Boer republics, Orange Free State and South African Republic, responded to Great Britain's dismissal of an ultimatum against the placement and reinforcing of British troops in South Africa by laying siege to cities in northern Cape Colony occupied by the then outnumbered British troops. The British were able to gain superiority and eventually win the Boer W...
  • American Revolution Combatants
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    The Patriot: Historical Accuracy The Patriot is a fictional piece with the timeframe and events of the American Revolution, with a few exceptions. As suggested in the title, there are obvious biases in favour of the United States right from the beginning. Th 1) The brutality of the British regulars is, in the worlds of star Mel Gibson, 'juiced up' for dramatic effect. In one scene, the British regulars murder wounded American POWs; in another, they order the execution of a colonial soldier captu...
  • Northern Ireland From British
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    History assessment task The Easter 1916 Irish revolution An important and bloody piece in the history of Irish and their struggle for a republic was the Easter revolution of 1916, which was led by a group of Irish revolutionaries which were determined to release Northern Ireland from British colonial rule and end the conflict between these two enemies. Background to the revolution Before the story of the revolution is told, it is important to give a background to the conflict in Ireland and the ...
  • 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 Failure In The Suez Crisis
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    The Suez crisis preludes to 1948 when the United Nations established the State of Israel on a land claimed by both Jews and Arabs. During that time, Anthony Eden was the Prime Minister of Britain. Britain at that point had already dominated Egypt and stationed nearly 70, troops which led to a " constant tension between the 70,000 British and the Egyptians". (Childs, p. 64) Although Britain enjoyed the right to maintain defense forces in the Suez Canal Zone, Egyptian nationalists constantly deman...
  • Battle And 22000 British And Hessians
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    1776 was a year that will change America forever. Many battles were fought and many achievements were made. Many men gave their lives to fight for what they believed in. The Declaration of Independence On July 4 the Second Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its purpose was to declare freedom and independence to the 13 American Colonies. The writing of this document is mostly credited to Thomas Jefferson. Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and...
  • British Troops
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    On April 18, 1775 British General Thomas Gage in Boston was ordered to seize a cache of arms in Concord, a small town 15 miles away, and if possible, to capture John Hancock and Samuel Adams, two of the more outspoken rebel leaders. To accomplish this, Gage assembled approximately 700 troops commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith. Maintaining strict secrecy, the troops departed Boston at Midnight on the 19th. However, the garrison was watched closely by the residents of Boston and the Mas...

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