Were the equipment problems experienced by Canadian soldiers during World War I fairly attributed to Sir Sam Hughes or was Hughes unfairly blamed for the faulty equipment? We will see that Hughes was a great supporter of the Ross rifle, which did have its uses, but his support was misguided. We will also see that while the Ross rifle continued to be used as a specialist’s weapon as late as the Korean War. More importantly we will explore why the Ross rifle was completely unsuited as the main arm of the regular infantry soldier. Much like soldiers of today, the Canadian soldier of the First World War carried a large allotment of equipment.
They did not make the mistakes the made before and incorporated their successes from past battles. The Canadians had to learn from their mistakes the tough way. They lost 10,602 men in the battle of Vimy ridge. And in the battle of Somme Canada lost 1,373 men. The Canadians prepared for the attack on Vimy Ridge by digging tunnels under no man’s land.
Montgomery was charged with leading ground forces during the Operation Overlord landings and the breakout from the beaches into the Norman countryside. The First Canadian Army was introduced in late July 1944 under the command of General Harry Crerar. The troops of the First Canadian Army would prove to be very valiant in battle, while smaller battles would rage within High Command. Montgomery would demonstrate his prowess as a commander through both the tactics of battle, and his handling of the rivalries and differences in opinion that would plague Canadian High Command. Furthermore, Crerar’s hard patriotic stance on the Canadian Army would eventually alienate him from Montgomery and the British commanders under his control.
This was the reason why they were sent to capture Vimy Ridge from the Germans and were successful, a place where both France and Britain had been defeated by German defences during the beginning of World War One. Leading the Canadian army into the Vimy Ridge was a Canadian war strategist Commander Arthur Currie. He was the first Canadian to lead the Canadian army into battle. Also, Vimy Ridge brought pride to Canada and a sense of becoming a nation. "A national spirit was born, and now to be British was not enough; we were Canadian and could do a good job of paddling our own canoe. "
The German’s got the British and French to split, this way it will make work easier for the German’s. The German’s were quick on the bombadert as they started around 4:30 am with as many as 6,000 German artillery pieces. The British disobeyed and laughed at their officers, they were not serious and this helped the German’s a lot because they will have the chance for reinforcement when they want to. The British and French were enemies and their commanders didn’t understand each other, this kept the Ludendorff offensive strong as they had more time to prepare for the war. They were very close because in the first 5 days they were doing so well.
Though in the second painting, that of James Wolfe, although he’s on the floor and probably at the verge of death, he is placed in the middle so as you look at the painting you would know it is all about the General. But who are these men? They must be great men in history, George Washington was the first president of America and General Wolfe was a British Army Officer who led Britain to the victory over the French in Canada. So they were both heroes to plenty people. The paintings are quite similar I must say, they both have a high sense of war which I much clearer on General Wolfe’s side because of the whole war scene, in this there are soldiers everywhere probably still at war you can see that in the aerial perspective, but the war scene is quite different in the other painting, its more of the war is about to happen not in process.
Canadians in the Second Battle of Ypres Sean Chia Wei Hsiung Social Studies 11 2-4 Mr. Schroeder November 4th Canada was dragged into an irrelevant war by Britain after its declaration of independence in 1867 against Germany due to its unchanged foreign policy. Canada played an essential role for Great Britain in many battles in World War I (WWI). The most important battle was the second battle of Ypres. In order to support its mother country, Canada shipped large amount of soldiers and volunteers to Britain, and provided numerous weapons and ammunition, which resulted in the success of the second battle of Ypres. Canadian forces saw their first engagement of WWI as part at the second battle of Ypres, showing their valour in the battle of Gravenstafel, Kitchener’s Woods, and Saint Julien.
The Reds Won the Civil War Because They Were More Disciplined Than the Whites. Throughout the War, the contrast in discipline of the two sides stood out, and certainly helped the Reds to win the war; however, there were many other factors that also contributed to the success. The leadership of the Red Army and Government was where the discipline stemmed from, particularly from Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky. In the Army, Trotsky had a strict policy on shooting deserters. Source B supports this, saying that if any unit ‘retreats without orders’ they would be shot’.
Glory/Honour Henry V Henry was a very great leader and led his men very well. To help his men overcome the terrifying prospect of war he would exaggerate the honour and Glory in fighting this (as appeared) losing battle. He used motivating speeches such as the speech at Agincourt where the stakes were up against the men and were highly outnumbered and Henry emphasise the mark of Honour they will be able to carry round them for ever such as “The fewer men, the greater men share of honour”, which shows as they are outnumbered the honour is greater when they defeat their opposition. In Henry V, Henry speaks of the men’s names being remembered through time and never forgotten and spoken in households, “Then shall our names, familiar in his mouth as
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