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  • Battle Of Fort Wagner
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    Glory Essay The Civil War was a great event in everyone's life. Especially in the lives of the African Americans. We saw how they were forced into slavery and the hardships and torture that these men and women went through. However, we cannot go through what these brave men and women went through. In this film, "Glory", these former slaves and fugitives combine their forces with those who did them wrong, the "white" men, to fight for their country. However, these men are deprived of supplies a s...
  • Bridge Over The River Kwai
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    The bridge on the river kwai The title of my book was Bridge on the river Kwai. The Bridge on the River Kwai is an epic tale of the struggle of British POWs in a Japanese prison camp during WW II. Lt. Colonel marches his men into Prisoner of War Camp 16, commanded by Colonel Saito As the troops enter the camp, they are observed by long time captive Shears, an American sailor, who has bribed a guard to be put on the sick list. Saito announces that their job will be to build a bridge over the Rive...
  • Vassilli And A German Sharpshooter
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    Enemy at The Gates The film begins in 1942. It records the following 180 days. Days on which the fate of the civilized world hangs. It is the epic contest between the Red Army of Russia and the Nazi forces of Germany for Stalingrad. Joseph Fines plays Political Officer 2nd Class Danilov. In a scene, he becomes the man who is permanently charged with inspiring the Russian forces with stories of Vassili the hero. Jude Law plays Vassili Zaitsev. Vassili is a simple shepherd from the Urals. An excel...
  • Common Soldiers As An Officer
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    The Prussian Baron von Steuben, being a newcomer to the Revolutionary cause in America, was in a position to see many of the deficiencies in military discipline and their causes. The reasons for his unique insight may have be endue to the fact that he was distanced from the revolutionary ideals in America, and as a result, was able to better observe and understand them; and ultimately use them to shape his new and successful form of discipline in the Continental Army. Most of the commanders of t...
  • Civil War Soldiers
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    Officers in the field lived much better than enlisted men. They generally assigned one or two officers to a tent. Since they provided their own personal gear, items varied greatly and reflected individual taste. Each junior officer was allowed one trunk of personal belongings that was carried in one of the baggage wagons. Higher-ranking officers were allowed more baggage. Unlike infantrymen, who slept and sat on whatever nature provided, officers sometimes had the luxury of furniture. Enlisted m...
  • O The Officers
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    Journey's End The conditions of war. o Wet, muddy and dirty trenches, usually infested with rats. o Shortage of food and water supplies, they have to be disinfected with pepper / alcohol. o Officers lived in poor conditions; in dugouts- they had no proper beds. o Officers rotated every six days between the trenches. o The soldiers need to be ready at all times since the war is ongoing, therefore they are always dressed in their uniforms. The way the war was conducted. o Orders came in from the H...
  • 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...
  • Officers And Soldiers In The Camp
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    In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson sent National Guard units for ninety days to Texas and other parts of the Southwest for surveillance, protection, and preparation against Pancho Villa and Mexican attacks. He sent a unit from Vermont and ordered it to report to Eagle pass, Texas. To endure those ninety days of hardship, many men must have kept journals to record personal thoughts and experiences. The Vermont Diary, written by an unknown soldier, is authentic and worthy of a place in a historical...

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