Marine Expeditionary Force

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  • Essay about The Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF)

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    Conventional warfare follows the single battle concept, where two or more well defined forces using weapons that target the opposing force. The contiguous battle-space is well defined with a deep, close and rear area allowing the force commander to array forces that can be visually displayed in a linear graphic. This does not hold true in an unconventional warfare, where the rear area may also be the close and deep fight and forces may target the civilian population either through direct, indirect or propaganda

  • Were the British soldiers lions led by donkeys?

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    The question "were the British soldiers 'Lions led by Donkeys?'" has been an ongoing debate since the end of the war. A war which is dominated by images of bloody battles such as the Somme and Passchendaele - futile frontal attacks against the machine guns. There is a lot of evidence to suggest that the troops were 'lions led by donkeys'. The definition that the soldiers were 'lions' in the war has never been questioned - due to the horrific reports of their lives in the war. The soldiers were

  • Essay On The Way Of War

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    When we look at how the American way of war has changed from World War I to the end of the Cold War the U.S military has seen dramatic changes during each conflict fought. Society has created War institutions and war which is why the War institutions are the why they are and why war is the why it is. Many Americans view themselves whether they like it or not as peace loving and see war as an aberration, war has been a part of American history and will continue to be. It is also an integral way the

  • Some People Have the View That British Generals Like Haig Were Incompetent Leaders. How Far Does the Sources Support or Contradict This Interpretation?

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    Some people have the view that British generals like Haig were incompetent leaders. How far does the sources support or contradict this interpretation? Some people have the view that British generals such as Haig were useless leaders. Famous sources like ‘O What a lovely War’, ‘Blackadder’ and ‘The Trench’ support this. However from the 1980s many military historians have challenged this interpretation and states that under Haigs leadership, Britain and her allies won the war from encouraging new

  • National Consumers League

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    -National Consumers’ League The National Consumers’ League, who was lead by Florence Kelley in 1899, encouraged middle-class women to challenge poor wages and unsatisfactory working conditions by boycotting stores that did not live up to the women’s needs. The National Consumers’ League was essentially built for saleswomen, however, it also represented all women and the fight for their equal rights. The women of the National Consumers’ League would participate in the boycotts by only going to the

  • The Meuse Argonne Offense Essay

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    The arrival of additional German troops ended American hopes which created a lost for the American Military. While Montfaucon was taken the next day, the advance proved slow and American forces were plagued by leadership and logistical issues. By October 1, the offensive had come to a halt. Traveling among his forces, Pershing replaced several of his green divisions of soldiers with more experienced troops, though this movement only added to the logistical and traffic difficulties. On October 4, Pershing

  • Haig's Reputation as the Butcher of the Somme Essay

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    appointed the Director of Military Training. In an effort to create a reserve standard army which could double up as a 'home front' defence force, plus a fighting unit for use abroad, he managed to achieve this by pushing for legislation that lead to the creation of the TA (Territory Army) and the BEF (British Expeditionary Force) which were to be later used in the war effort in the 'war to end all wars'. Haig is most famously renowned for his involvement in the "hundreds

  • Does General Haig Deserve to Be Remembered 'The Butcher of the Somme'?

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    Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig (19 June 1861 – 29 January 1928) was a senior commander in the First World War (WWI), and perhaps one of the most notable figures in British Military history. Although he served as the commander of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) from 1915 to the end of the war – which was one of the greatest victories in Britain’s military history – the involvement during the Battle of the Somme, lead him to become one of the most criticized Commanders in the WWI. The Battle of

  • An American Soldier in World War I

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    83) In chapter 4 Browne and the 42nd dough-boys are now in Champagne, France and are in heavy combat constantly. He writes of how the Germans are attaching and the Allies are taking heavy lost. The campaign in Champagne brought the war home full force, the lost was great. The author states, “The 42nd

  • Commitment To Ww1

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    Despite the fact that the Germans had superior weaponry and munitions, the American forces persevered during the massacre at the Meuse Argonne offensive of world war 1. America’s commitment to the war effort and willingness to put lives on the line to win ,made America a renowned , victorious superpower. A bulge sat in the middle of the American and French lines. John J. Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Forces of 1917 refused to listen to his advisors. Pershing assembled 400,000 French