Most of the tanks used in the First World War had different strenghs and weaknesses so if the Germans had thought of a stratergy to stop tanks from penetrating their lines it would not work in all cases. An assult tank called the MK1 was produced and took the Germans by surprise and due to its success bough fear to the Germans eyes. However, these tanks had weaknesses. They were very slow, did not have strong armour and would consistantly break down due to mechanical faults. They were susceptible to German artillery.
Another example of bad leadership is Haig refused to believe that the British shelling was not working. This is bad because he should have listened to the warnings in order to make the battle successful. Another reason the Battle was a disaster because not all the British technology was efficient enough. One third of the shells that were meant to ruin the German trench line were duds and did not explode. This meant that the German trenches stayed in good condition so some of the soldiers could survive.
The failed Putsch gave the Nazis the appearance of being violent revolutionaries and law-breakers. They appeared to promote street violence - not popular with most people, who supported law and order. Another affect of the Putsch was that Hitler was no longer able to give public speeches - this was part of his sentence. Hitler's speeches had been one of the main attractions of the Nazi party - he was seen by many to be a very powerful orator - so without his speeches the party lost a lot of power. Another problem was that Hitler's image and ideas were unpopular in this period, decreasing the appeal of the Nazi party.
In result of this, this cause loads of deaths. To conclude the actions from the officers were a very important factor in causing a high death toll in World War One. This was mainly down to their naivety, ineptness and how out of touch they really were. There loss of seeing things for how they really were, was another reason why there army lost so many of their men. In some cases it seemed the army were being sent in blind, as the officers refused to change their old fashioned
In many ways the Tet Offensive was a turning point in the Vietnam War which led to the withdrawal of American troops; however there is also evidence to suggest otherwise. This is caused by the undeniable fact that America suffered a major loss during the surprise attack but, they also came out on top and survived the ambush. The main reason to agree with this statement is that America heavily suffered from the attack in which many lives were lost, ammunition wasted and the government was shown in a new light. This light was that they were not on top of the Vietcong’s tactics and did not know what they were planning. As well as this the fighting itself was filmed and broadcasted in North Vietnam to show that they had successfully attacked and breached the American defences.
However, those rivers were not used as much as they could have been. Even though the Mesopotamians had a very hard way of living life, the Mesopotamians thought that everything was satisfactory so they tried to work around the many mishaps and accidents. They had a very harsh government with the saying “an eye for an eye” which meant, for example, if someone accidentally ran over someone’s son, that person’s son would also be killed even though the son was innocent. The Egyptians and the Mesopotamians had a similar way of preserving sacred artifacts
Many troops were not committed to their duty in Vietnam and did not always see why they were actually putting their lives on the line. Not only were the VC more committed to the war, they were also greatly underestimated by the US and were not expected to have the advanced tunnel systems and weaponry they used. In summary, Americans simply believed their enemies were technologically inferior peasants, when in reality the VC were well aware of Vietnamese terrain, quick to improvise and extremely dedicated to their cause. Before Ia Drang the US had already commenced Operation Rolling Thunder, the strategic bombing of North Vietnam. Despite
One and a half million shells were fired but one million of these were shrapnel, not high explosive and not effective at killing or immobilising men in sheltered dug-outs. In addition, many of the shells were duds with poor fuses. The artillery bombardment also acted as an alarm for the Germans which warned them that the British were to attack. Their front lines were indeed destroyed, but the barbed wire was still thick and intact. Also, the Germans were able to get their support trenches and reserve trenches full of men waiting for the British.
The North with all the industrial business had a total different way of life and can see how they totally disagreed with the way slaves were being used and treated. As said in political objective section Lincoln wanted a military victory prior to announcing the emancipation proclamation because he knew it would cause many more problems. Lincoln’s impatience and no military experience did render him from making better decisions which could have ended the war earlier and with less deaths and injuries. With the north controlling most of the railroads and weapons they had a huge advantage over the south, if he could have been a little more patient and trained his men properly could also have ended this much earlier. With the number of personnel the rebels had vs union was little to none, they held off the north by smart tactics of well-trained officers.
On more than one occasion he displayed his conflict avoiding trait instead of trying to sort the situation on. He lacked the strategic planning which was required in this case to make sure the company kept progressing as planned. His superior, Mr. Hardy who has no prior experience in this field as well makes a wonderful mess of things and even scrutinizes the positive measures Erik Peterson comes up with. His military background maybe one of the reasons as in the military ,people are