These gases tortured its victims for anywhere from 48 hours to a full 5 weeks before killing them. The crazed victims that lived through these horrible infections would most likely end up in an insane asylum. To further disillusion the troops, the leadership of common soldiers was given to an officer about two miles away from the front line, resulting in extremely poor decisions; Even the commanding officers that were at the front line possessed very poor leadership, especially on the French side. For a good first hand example of the despair, we turn to the work of Wilfred Owen. In Owens’s poem Dulce Et Decorum Est the soldiers are pictured as "Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, knock-kneed, coughing like hags...".
The Black Death The Black Death, also known as the Bubonic Plague, was one of the biggest tragedies in England’s history. Wiping out one third of the population, it swept through the country every spring. People awaited the terrible Black Death in extreme fear. Everyone wondered where this horrible disease was coming from and why it had happened to them. Why almost everyone they loved was getting swept away by the traitorous disease.
We have drug wars, riots, and personal wars; and these go on every day of our lives, most going un-known except by the people it directly affects. I am terrified to have to live in the trenches where you would never have a bath and there are rats and other animals running around the place, and having the thought in your head there you probably going to die and never seeing your children, family, friends, love ones ever again, and the thought that you have to kill other people just to
SS Officers only gave the prisoners one ration of bread and soup a day. If you were not killed by a Nazi, you most likely died of starvation and dehydration. Many deaths were forced, many had a slow, grievous death, many deaths could have been prevented. "Over there. Do you see that chimney over there?...Over there will be your grave...You will be burned!
These numbers mean tragic and brutal deaths in addition to the separation of countless families. Equally abhorring is the repercussion of chemical warfare. According to Jason Grotto in his newspaper article, ”A Tainted Peace”, thousands of gallons of herbicides and defoliants were sprayed over fields of crop and villages by the U.S. to target the Vietcong—southern Vietnamese rebels who supported communism—and their food supply (1). The result of the spraying is indisputable as stated by Grotto that 5 out of every 100 children in Vietnam are born some form of physical or mental abnormality, a four times increase since the start of the war (1). This places an immense strain on society as so many children are born with severe deformities—including babies born with organs on the outside and missing external body parts.
One of the major mental illnesses during the war was shellshock. Shellshock war the reaction of soldiers from the trauma of battle. After a long period of time in the war the soldiers would lose all self control because of the constant bombing, shooting and fighting (Wikipedia). Symptoms of shellshock were tiredness, irritability, giddiness, lack of concentration and headaches (Spartacusschoolnet). From 1914 to 1918 there were 80,000 men from the British army suffering from shell-shock (spartacusschoolnet).
Summary I got in the lift, a homeless person (DeVon Hardy) also got in with me. When I got my story I go out and everyone was staring me, I realized the homeless was pointing me with a gun. He ordained me to tie everybody and I did it. He ordered some soup and bread, next he was complaining about the economic differences that are in the society. How people like them, earn thousands dollars each year and people as him haven't got any to eat.
If all the illegal immigrants were to be shipped back to their home country most places in America would be left with no employees and a lot of businesses would close. So, illegal immigrants are technically holding up America’s economy. From my perspective another problem that develops is that one of a veil of prejudice. Immigrants who have been here a long time seem to forget about the obstacles and bigotry they faced when they came. Now, the new immigrants must face the same prejudice that the former immigrants faced.
Persuasive Essay When a person, crosses borders in an illegal way in order to have a better life and help out his family he leaves behind, he is mark as an illegal alien or an immigrant. This foreign, crosses into any country mostly always into the USA either by land or water or air. Many people think that they leave everything behind just because they want to or for pleasure, but many are escaping civil wars and poverty and others come for family reunification. The journey is not a walk in the park. They face dangers such as rape, murder, slavery, prostitution and worst they even face death.
For decades, illegal immigrants have been struggling. People around the world travel to the United States seeking a better life due to poverty in their homeland. In fact, most unauthorized residents either entered the United States without inspection or were admitted temporarily and stayed past the date they were required to leave. In addition, they think that it will be better for them and they will be able to find jobs to support their families. Therefore, they try all kinds of methods to come here without realizing how difficult it can be for them to stay in this country without proper documents.