How far was hunger the main cause of the Russian Civil War? [12+3] This essay will examine how far hunger was the main cause of the Russian civil war. It will do so by evaluating and considering hunger as several other key factors roles in the build up to the civil war. There were many reasons for people to oppose the Bolsheviks. One of the main reasons for this opposition was the economic and social hardships Russia was going through particularly in the months after the October revolution.
Everyone was accustomed to hearing from the prestigious leaders, and Martin wanted to give another perspective. Martin wrote this book to explain what the soldiers had to go through, not from an officer’s point of view, but from a private’s view. He wanted the public to know that the war was as traumatic as the leaders said it to be and for the veterans to get recognition for their actions that they never got. He gets into description about having no food and taking food from the homes that were near the war, and having to be on lookout for hours while the officers and other leaders were in their reserves. Towards the end of the war, Martin becomes very spiteful towards the government’s treatment of him and his former comrades.
Usually it took people 3 hours to get to work. Very often hungry and exhausting people fell down and frozen. In conditions of martial laws there were not any days off and medical sick leave certificates. Under the threat of non-fulfillment of the plan people were forced to work till they became completely exhausted. Working people got food only once a day.
They were lightly armed, little training and did not used uniforms. They units served for only a few weeks or month at a time. They were reluctant to travel in extended operations far from home because of their lack of training and discipline from other soldiers with more experience. However they were in a bigger number that could help overwhelm smaller British forces. At The battles of Concord, Bennington, Saratoga and Boston both sides used partisan warfare, but Americans were more effectively when British forces were not in the area.
That’s why the supplies never reached the 308th and many of his men had to die without medical and food supplies. However him and his army were able withstand such pressure and hold the stand suffering from waves of soldiers, heavy artillery fire, grenades and other explosions and even flamethrowers. This makes me wonder where the soldiers from the 308th found their motivation to go on, when many others would have already given up and tried to escape or suicide; Patriotism and the love for their country must have been the key. For this reason I think that this action-packed movie portrayed American society in WW1 and in general very well: determined and proud soldiers who never give up the fight for their country and for their rights. In comparison to “All Quiet on the Western Front” “Lost Battalion” contained
Dzengseo first begins to describe the physical toll the soldiers had to deal with while frequently changing camps. He states that there have been instances when the army would have to walk long distances until their “feet were covered in blisters, and could not go any further” (Dzengseo 61), which indicates that these soldiers would basically be pushed to physical limits and the price would be so severe that the men even suffered painful blisters at times. Dzengseo also goes on to talk about another company of troops that were suffering from a major famine. The company “had nothing to eat, had been struck by foul vapors, and people and horses [became] ill and died in great numbers” (Dzengseo 70). Food shortage was always a big problem in the Chinese army and the
In 1605-1612, the colonists experienced the longest drought (Doc B). Because of the lack of rain, they weren’t able to grow crops (Doc B). The seasons also caused diseases to spread (Doc E). The occupations of the colonists contributed to the colonist dying. They brought gentlemen, rich men that didn’t work with their hands, and they wanted other people to build their houses and hunt for their food (Doc C).
It starts at his youth, giving information about where he lived, his family, and what life was like in the Virginia of the 1800s. The story goes from there to tell what Lewis did up until he was made the captain of the famed expedition that is the focus of this book. The story goes from Lewis’s time as a man of the U.S. army to his appointment as Jefferson’s private secretary. Not only does Ambrose write about the events that led up to the expedition, he also writes about how these events shaped him and about the relationships Lewis held dear. From here, Ambrose goes on to give a wonderfully descriptive and detailed account of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
An Eyewitness Account of the Napoleonic War At the age of nineteen, Jakob Walter is enlisted in the French Army, under the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte. The Napoleonic period is often described as the rise of French Nationalism and the dissolution of absolutism in Europe (Backman 604). Throughout his three campaigns for the Napoleonic Army, Walter keeps a journal to portray his thoughts about the war; in this journal, he also shares his experiences away from home. Walter thoroughly explains the true reality of the war, and he also expresses his thoughts on French occupation and conscription without bluntly mentioning it in his passages; by the thoughts he expresses, it is clear where Walters’s loyalties truly lie. Walter’s story differs from the standard story of the Napoleonic period because as a soldier, he fought in battles that were pointless to him and risked his life.
Through these historical events, Ellis reveals not only the daily political, economical, and military strife faced by the “Revolutionary Generation”, but also investigates the founding fathers reasoning behind their actions, thoughts, and interrelationships between one another. For each of the six historical events that are covered, there are accordingly six chapters to his book. Each chapter delves into the personal lives and political agendas of the American forefathers. This book gives particularly close attention to, John and Abigail Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. This style f writing makes sense for him to use, since Ellis has written a number of other biographical books about these two men and their counterparts, such as American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson and Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams, both critically acclaimed and regarded as two of the best books on our second and third presidents.