This was the first engagement of the French in this war. Later Washington was defeated by the French and Fort Duquesne was taken again by the French. In the 1755 war was escalating and Major General Edward Braddock was sent to America as Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces. Braddock had plans to capture Fort Duquesne and leading his troops to Virginia. Braddock made contact with the French just 10 miles of Fort Duquesne, where they were defeated by the French.
General Patton moved his army of 250,000 soldiers from France in only a few days to stop the German advancement. When Brig. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe was asked to surrender, he replied “nuts” (Bulge). American and British troops were in the process of getting rid of the bulge by late December. With the U.S. First Army attacking from the north and General George Patton's Third Army from the south, the German began to retreat from the bulge on January 8, 1945 (See appendix 2 &3).
The Continental Army managed to seize tons of cannons and artillery from the British army all without them knowing. Later that week, the Continental Army woke the British by firing at them, causing the British to retreat. The army soon began to transform from the small Continental Army to an army that posed a great threat to the greatest military power of the time. McCullough goes on to explain the battles of Brooklyn, Kips Bay, White Plains, and Fort Washington, all of which were loses for the Continental Army. Because of these loses, the enlistments in
Faced with overwhelming odds, they retreated to a hilltop and planned to make a final stand but they were no match. Leonidas had learned about this and convened a council of war with his surviving generals ordering them to retreat. Most of the Greeks then retreated with only a mixed unit of around 1400 men stayed with the 300 Spartans to defend the pass against Xerxes. As daylight came, Xerxes paused allowing time for the immortals to advance towards the rear of the Greek forces. He then ordered a fresh wave of ten thousand infantry to advance against the Greeks.
This time though, they lost 70 percent of their men, and their general, Edward Braddock. George Washington barely escaped after the humiliating defeat, and went back with the tragic news. This war would go on for 7 years and, would later be known as the French-Indian war. The British suffered an early set back, but that changed in 1758 when a militia led by Jeffery Amherst captured fort Louisburg. The British were
After capturing Montréal, the Continentals failed to take Québec, and were forced to raise their siege when British reinforcements arrived by ship in May. By July, the Americans had retreated to Lake Champlain and—desperately hoping to slow the advance of Gen. Guy Carleton's powerful army on New York—built a small fleet of gunboats. At the Battle of Valcour Island (10 October 1776), Brig. Gen. Benedict Arnold succeeded in stalling Carleton's invasion, but had to withdraw to Fort Ticonderoga.
Otho had sent his troops to late and his army suffered a horrible defeat. When he heard of this defeat ,he killed himself .Otho had reigned for barely 95 days.Aelius Vitellius was the next emperor. He abandoned himself to exaggeration and all but ignored the troops who had given him the throne. Also, upon hearing that the troops of his rival ,Vespasian, were approaching Rome Vitellius begged the senate to allow him to leave the throne and live as a private citizen so he could be
July 31 - Sir William Parr leads 1,500 foreign mercenary soldiers against the rebels, but is forced to withdraw to Cambridge. August 24 - the Earl of Warwick leads nearly 15,000 soldiers, mostly German mercenaries in an attack on Norwich. The rebels prepare for battle. August 27 - On the plain at Dussindale, outside Norwich, the battle takes place. Over 3,000 men were killed - mostly rebels.
These American Troops did so by basically destroying any little hope Germany had of winning this war. They broke the back of the German military. Some numbers to gander upon include.American losses — 48,000 killed in battle, 56,000 lost to disease — seemed small compared to the huge costs paid by other countries. Germany lost 1.8 million people; Russia, 1.7 million; France, 1.4 million; Austria-Hungary, 1.2 million; and Britain, 950,000. “The War to End All Wars,” as it was called, turned out to be just another assessment of humans’ intelligence for killing other humans in large
After both his father and older brother died when he was young, Washington became personally and professionally attached to the powerful William Fairfax, who promoted his career as a surveyor and soldier. Washington quickly became a senior officer in the colonial forces during the first stages of the French and Indian War. Chosen by the Second Continental Congress in 1775 to be commander-in-chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolution, Washington managed to force the British out of Boston in 1776, but was defeated and almost captured later that year when he lost New York City. After crossing the Delaware River in the dead of winter, he defeated the British in two battles, retook New Jersey and restored momentum to the Patriot