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  • Law And The Military Organization
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    The machine gun mechanized war. Artillery and gas mechanized war. They were the hardware of the war, the tools. But they were only proximately the mechanism of the slaughter. The ultimate mechanism was a method of organization-anachronistically speaking, a software package. 'The basic lever,' the writer Gil Elliot comments, 'was the conscription law, which made vast numbers of men available for military service. The civil machinery which ensured the carrying out of this law, and the military org...
  • Navajo Code Talkers
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    Michaela Hamilton English Honours 2 April 1, 2001 Native American Code Talkers For thirty-six years the Japanese government puzzled over the mysterious unbreakable code used by the American Armed Forces in World War II. Navajo Code Talkers are literally what was employed in WWII. Navajo men that spoke [a variation of] their language. Navajo answered the military requirement for an undecipherable code because Navajo is an unwritten language of extreme complexity. Its syntax and tonal qualities, n...
  • Lord Beaverbrook
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    Lord Beaverbrook: A Canadian Hero By Con dredge Dole 202001 Prof. Smith History 203-01 November 18, 1998 Lord Beaverbrook was a great contributor to the Nationhood of Canada and to the freedom of the world. Though many only know him for the school named after him, he did much for Canada and the British Commonwealth. The role he played in both world wars changed the course of history. As Canada's 'Eye Witness' and Britain's Minister of Information in the First World War and their Minister of Airc...
  • Book The Theme Of Futility Of War
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    All Quiet on the Western Front One of the main themes in All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque is Futility of War. The novel takes place during the Great War and takes place in France. Paul Baumer is the main character in the book along with many of his friends. In the book the theme of futility of war appears in the beginning, middle and end of the novel and Baumer slowly becomes more aware of what war is really like. In the beginning Baumer enters the war as a recruit and begi...
  • War From Vietnam From The Only Home
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    And only the prisoner knows The dream of freedom on his tongue, Sweet foretaste of the summer wind, That blows Across the waving green of the young rice, Across the unchained current of the distant dream, Between the singing strands of taut-stretched barrier-wire, To speak the future freely In guarded whispers Only the prisoner knows these thing sOnly the Heart is a collection of memories, thoughts and feelings both in the past and present, this novel portrays the hardships and struggles that a ...
  • Participants In The War
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    When I previously thought about the participants of World War I, I imagined brave, young men fighting fearlessly for the country they believed in. I envisioned the war fields dotted with machinery, trenches and fortresses that helped to protect the heroic men who fought continuously until the end. I pictured the victorious soldiers returning home to accepting and joyous companions whom they had been away from for so long. Not once did I think of the women volunteering for the war. I figured they...
  • Points On The War Justification List
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    If given the chance I would gladly re-write the guidelines to justify a war as written by Caspar Weinberger, former Secretary of Defense. To begin, I would not suggest that the war may only be declared when it is vital to National interest simply because this statement is too vague. I would cut this statement completely out of the list and replace it by stating that a war can only be declared if national security is being threatened or that a race or population is being annihilated. Moving on, I...
  • Joseph Hellers Catch 22
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    k Joyce AP English per 6.1961- America has been involved in the cold war for years. The fear of communism is ruining lives. The country moves closer and closer to the Korean war. Joseph Hellers Catch 22 is published. 1963- College students are seen wearing army fatigues with Yossarian name tags. Reports are being made about a Heller Cult. Bumper stickers are manufactured which read, Better Yossarian then Rotarian. The phrase Catch 22 has surfaced meaning a no win situation it is now an excepted ...
  • Mainstream Criticism Of World War I Poetry
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    Combat Gnosticism: The Ideology of First World War Poetry Criticism The war hastened everything-in politics, in economics, in behavior-but it started nothing. George Dangerfield 1 In The Romantic Ideology, Jerome McGann famously proclaimed that the criticism of literary Romanticism (that of M.H. Abrams in particular) was more concerned with promulgating the worldview of its topic than subjecting it to rigorous critique. For McGann, mainstream Romantic criticism was not criticism at all, but the ...

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