Machine Gun Great War
852 wordsWorld War I was called the Great War because so many countries were involved, and advanced weaponry was developed. The British and the Germans were the ranking pioneers in weapons development. The weapons that determined the outcome of World War I were tanks, airplanes, and very large guns called heavy artillery; the Germans ruled this area. The World War I fighters and bombers were not the greatest of planes, but they got the job done. The German C. I. airplane was used for reconnaissance and u...
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American Civil War Gatling Gun
1,581 wordsDuring the American Civil War, which lasted from 1861 - 1865, over 620, 000 accounted soldiers were killed. Known as the "the first modern war", historians generally agree that the reason for this was because this was a time of transition for the military. Armies and Navies were still using tactics where they would gather large forces of firepower to bear on the enemy. At the same time, weapons were being developed which were accurate and lethal well beyond any arms of the earlier conflicts. As ...
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Archduke Francis Ferdinand President Woodrow Wilson
2,259 wordsIt is thought that this war that is been ongoing for over a year, began with the assassination of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand; however, many other reasons led to this war. Some occurring reasons date as far back as the late 1800 's. Nationalism, militarism, imperialism, and the system of alliances were four main factors that pressed the great powers towards this explosive war. Nationalism is the love of one's country rather that the love of a native region. Throughout the 1800 's many nationa...
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Machine Gun Middle East
1,759 wordsThe Battle of El Alamein in late 1942 was the decisive battle of the North African campaign that lasted from 1940 until 1943. El Alamein was located 70 miles west of the main Egyptian port of Alexandria and could not be outflanked because movement of vehicles was restricted to a corridor of 40 miles between the sea and the impassable Quattara depression. Although the 8 th Army had overwhelming superiority in men, tanks, guns and aircraft and could not have lost the battle the prospect of a clear...
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Machine Gun Fire North Africa
1,700 words... division of X Armoured Corps from breaking through the bridgehead and into the enemy's communications before dawn. The failure to penetrate the minefields lost an exceptional opportunity because dawn on 24 October saw the German forces without direction as the barrage had dislocated their communications and the German commander, General Summer, was missing and was later found to have died of a heart attack. Furthermore, the German armour was dispersed across the desert and the German command...
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Second World War Anti Aircraft
1,666 wordsTanks have been very influential in warfare ever since the first Great War. They started out as a way to cross the muck filled trenches of the first World War to one of the most powerful ways to attack the enemy. The United States Armed Forces tanks have been some of the greatest of the wide variety of tanks. The most interesting and powerful of these giants in the United States arsenal are: the Abrams, the M 60, the Sheridan, the Patton, the Sherman, and the Chaffee models. Some of these tanks ...
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2,356 wordsD-Day, June 6, 1944 was the focal point of the greatest and most planned out invasion of all time. The Allied invasion of France was long awaited and tactfully thought out. For months the Allied forces of millions of soldiers trained in Britain waiting for the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces, General Eisenhower to set a date. June 5, 1944 was to be the day with the H-hour at 06: 30. The vast power of an Allied Army 2. 5 million strong lay coiled in England, ready to spring a...
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World War Ii U S Army
1,939 wordsPolitical Advantages of Weapons in World War II International politics can get very complicated. When the use of force is threatened each nation must think of the defense of their borders as well as the safety of their civilians. With this in mind the ability to possess the best and most modern weapons because its a key factor. Hands down the nation that possesses these weapons have a distinct advantage. This advantage not only comes on the battlefield but at the negotiation table as well. This ...
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June 6 1944 Barbed Wire
1,400 words... ea of having to attack Omaha, but he knew it had to be done. Rommel took full advantage of what he learned from defending frontal infantry assaults during the First World War. He heavily mined the coastline, and the shore. He placed extensive amounts of barbed wire leading up to the hills. He placed machine guns at angles to have better shots at all points of the beach. He also added all types of weapons to cover all possible weaknesses in the German posts. He added mortars and artillery pie...
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Machine Gun Transit System
1,252 words... I suddenly had this strange sense. A gut feeling. An instinct. I pulled Jim back around the corner just as I heard an automated door open only a few yards from where the rest of our group stood. I then watched in horror as each of my former group members was pierced with a storm of bullets. Blood splattered onto the wall behind them and the lifeless bodies slumped to the ground just as the thunder of machine gun fire halted and echoed through the tunnel. After a brief pause, heavy footsteps ...
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Second World War Return To Germany
1,666 wordsRobert Westall's The Machine Gunners has an exciting storyline but it is the aspects of the novel, such as its characters, themes and language, which captures and maintains the readers attention. Hence, the novel highlights the experiences and their effect upon juveniles in Britain during the Second World War. This is clearly seen through the novels protagonist, Chas, who undergoes changes in his personality, thoughts and feelings as the experiences bring maturity. With the backdrop of the Secon...
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Russo Japanese War Gatling Gun
1,242 wordsa minute to approximately three and hurt his ability to defend himself while he loaded the awkward device. The shortcomings associated with these muzzleloader's were, in a large part, responsible for the style of battlefield tactics of the day. Smokeless gunpowder was the next major advancement to affect gun development. Smokeless gunpowder led to the development of cartridge bullets. These bullets enabled the lead shot to be pre-packaged with the gunpowder and dramatically shortened the time in...
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Put Into Effect 100 000 Population
1,812 wordsThirteen Years That Damaged America have always taken an interest in the Roaring Twenties and that is why I decided to write my English term paper on an event that occured in the 1920 s. What follows is my term paper which concentrates on prohibition and why it was not effective, namely because of lack of enforcement, growth of crime, and the increase in the drinking rate. I hope this may be of some help to you. ? Prohibition did not achieve its goals. Instead, it added to the problems it was in...
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Machine Gun Fire World War Ii
4,307 wordsD-Day D-day is the term for a secret date on which a military operation is to begin. Peacetime planning of military operations is also based on supposed D-days. Terms such as D-plus- 3 (three days after initial attack) and H-hour (the hour of an attack) are used to plan the sequence of operations. The term D-day became current during World War II. , when it defined dates set for Allied landings on enemy-held coasts. The most famous D-Day is June 6, l 944, when the Allies invaded Normandy. (World...
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World War Ii Pulitzer Prize
1,135 wordsBy: Ernie Pyle Ernie Pyl By: Jenny Trembath March 20, 200 Ernie Pyle When a machine-gun bullet ended the life of Ernie Pyle in the final days of World War II, Americans spoke of him in the same breath as they had Franklin Roosevelt. To millions, the loss of him was as great as the loss of the wartime president. Since WWII correspondent Ernie Pyle was so famous, his death on the battlefront came as a shock to people around the world. Ernest Taylor Pyle was born August 3, 1900 to Will and Marie Py...
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World War Ii George S Patton
3,707 wordsGeneral George S. PATTON Soldier, General, Pilot, Athlete, Father, Gun Owner, Hero, Legend UNLIKE many war heroes who had no intention of ever becoming famous, George Patton decided during childhood that his goal in life was to be a hero. This noble aim was first inspired by listening to his father read aloud for hours about the exploits of the heroes of ancient Greece. Homers Iliad and Odyssey were particular favourites of young Georgie, who could recite lines from both texts long before he cou...
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World War One Civil War
1,601 wordsThroughout history humans have a natural sense to accomplish tasks. Most of these are to establish laws and order, and how do we keep this safe? This is the other natural human sense, the ability to be violent. Yes, warfare has been apart of history as well as government and travel have. Nothing has done more to change the way we make war more than the gun has. As Mark Twain put it They are the most deadly and unerring things that have ever been created by man. Advice to Youth speech, 4 / 15 / 1...
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Machine Gun Gatling Gun
1,698 wordsThe title of the book we read was The Social History of the Machine Gun. This publication basically outlined the progression of machine guns, starting with the 14 th century s organ gun and ending around 1940. This advancement through technological eras showed man s relationship with this technology and how well we dealt with the responsibility of the awesome power of the automatic weapon. First mention in 1339. No metals that could with stand the pressures of regular mass or sustain fire. Techn...
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Quot Boxers Quot Society Of Harmonious Fists West
588 wordsAround 1900, after many years of succumbing to the superior military of the West, the Chinese stood up for their country. China was a weak, backwards, country, exploited by the West. They felt that they could counter the foreign domination, but reforms were useless because they needed the West to help with the reforms. But something sparked their confidence, and they believed themselves to be able to conquer any foreign power. This spark was the Society of Harmonious Fists, commonly known as &qu...
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Saving Private Ryan Machine Gun
326 wordsSaving Private Ryan Director: Stephen Spielberg Produced by: Stephen Spielberg 038; Ian Bryce Staring: Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Matt Damon, and Tom Sizemore Saving Private Ryan starts with a flashback of the Normandy invasion. Although this part of the film is not what the film is truly about it seems to hold the most significance. When the door of the transport opens the German machine gunners begin firing. The first few rows of men in every transport are instantly shot up. The rest of the m...
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