The Importance Of Communication In Washington's Military

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Communication was another interesting situation which favored Washington’s army. There were difficulties on the British side because they hired Hessian soldiers who only spoke German. Most of the British soldiers could only speak english. The Generals also spoke several different languages amongst themselves. William Howe gave orders is English and French; Johann Rall didn't speak French or English, but only rough German, and talked to his soldiers in a Hessian dialect; Von Donop wrote letters in French to the English while using German to the Hessians, but spoke no English; Stirling talked to Highlanders in Gaelic and wrote in English to his superiors. Therefore, there was a lot of confusion when it came to making plans and having a fully
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