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  • Gallipoli Campaign Essay

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    25th of April 1915, I landed at North Beach, Gallipoli. It was World War I. The Huns (Germans) had been building their navy and were challenging Britain’s supremacy of the sea (Gallipoli Campaign, 2012). Britain sought to achieve control of the Dardanelles and the Bosporus straits, capture Constantinople, and open a Black Sea supply route to her ally Russia (Gallipoli Campaign, 2012). In simple terms, the Gallipoli campaign was a bloody war with Turkey over trade routes. Turkey had aligned themselves

  • Gallipoli - Australian Film Review Essay

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    up for the inventory anyway. This story brings back some harsh truths about warfare, and explains why so many naïve young men joined up, only to suffer deaths well before their time. The troops were headed for the Gallipoli peninsula and the Dardanelles Strait, in southern Turkey, to attempt to take the peninsula. The war was between the Allies (mainly Britain, US, France, Russia, Italy, Japan, and Australia) and the Central Powers (mainly Germany, Austria-Hungary and Turkey) I found the recruitment

  • A Brief Look at the Byzantine Empire

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    The Byzantine Empire The Byzantine Empire, seen as a direct continuation of the Roman Empire, lasted approximately from 500-1450 CE. This empire proved to be a valuable city for both the Greeks as well as the Romans. Throughout history, the Aegean Sea, the Bosphorus Strait, and Constantinople all impacted Roman history through constant trade and achievements. Other than trade, perfecting the oil industry, and the construction of aqueducts, conduits, and tunnels was other main achievements.

  • True Grit Analysis

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    Grit In the classic novel, True Grit, Charles Portis allows the main character, Mattie Ross, to tell the story of the journey she set out on to gain vengeance on her father's killer. Mattie travels with Yarnell, a family friend, from her hometown Dardanelle in Yell County, Arkansas to Fort Smith, Arkansas where she gathers information about her father's murder from the sheriff's office. After speaking with the sheriff, Mattie resales the horses her father bought back to Colonel Stonehill. She eventually

  • Cultural Economies Of The World

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    When examining different cultural economies of the world, one would find that there are a multitude of emerging economies in all areas of the world. One of these emerging markets can be found in the Eurasian country of Turkey. Through an analysis of their government, current economic state, their geographic location and other similar traits of Turkey’s culture, we are better able to understand where this growth in the economy has stemmed from and how it can continue to improve within time. In looking

  • Taking a Look at Hagia Sophia

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    The Hagia Sophia which is the place of worship located in Constantinople, is one of the most prestigious churches of history. The dome of this Cathedral is made out of all gold and with a height of 180 feet ("Byzantium (330-1453”). The geographic features of the Byzantine Empire had helped them become a prestigious empire throughout their reign. With three bodies of water surrounding them,it allowed easy access for trade and transportation of materials and soldiers throughout their land.The Bosphorus

  • International Law is Divided in Private and Public Law

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    The term ‘International law’ first used by Jeremy Bentham in his Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, later Hugo Grotius who is a one of the prominent intellectual figure in Europe lead to concept of the modern framework for international law. International law divided into two parts as private international law and public international; however, general usage of the international law refers to public international law. Through my Fulbright independent research project, I hope

  • The Battle Of Churchill As A Scapegoat For The Failure

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    As history unfolded, the Dardanelles offensive failed, but the ground invasion plans for Gallipoli went ahead as planned. By the end of the campaign, massive amounts of lives had been lost on the British side, and it was a decisive failure. Dardanelles and Gallipoli were very much a prime example of something Churchill would do over and over again: see positives, but not negatives or consequences, only possibilities. These campaigns were the end of Churchill politically for a time, along with the

  • What Are The Causes Of Ww1

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    sophistications that led to catastrophic warfare. At the time, the British Empire was seen as one of the most capable fighting forces in the world. This however, did not mean that they went through the entirety of war without significant losses, the tragic Dardanelles Campaign, and the Battle of Gallipoli proved to be such an example. This offensive maneuver against the Ottoman Empire is regarded as one of Britain's biggest tactical and militaristic mistakes of the war, as hundreds of thousands of allied troops

  • How Did Winston Churchill Define Greatness?

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    claimed the Dardanelles was an “legitimate gamble” and phrase which was to haunt him for along time to come. During his time out of power Churchill with the aid of Lord Fisher desperately tried to explain there own side of Dardanelles , fighting for a commission to be set-up , an commission which wouldn’t completely clear Churchill’s name but would exonerate him from some of the blame . Later Historians shocked by the carnage on the Western front looked more favourably on Dardanelles having been