February 22, 2017

Agincourt 1415: Triumph against the odds (Campaign, Volume by Matthew Bennett

By Matthew Bennett

Agincourt is among the so much evocative names in English army background. Henry V's forces have been drained, hungry, and confronted a French military 3 to 6 instances extra various. notwithstanding, they possessed a number of benefits, and English good fortune resulted from the mix of seriously armoured men-at-arms with troops armed with the notorious longbow the havoc this weapon wreaked used to be an important. utilizing unique 15th century proof, together with the surviving French conflict plan and the bills of guys found in either armies, this name discusses the lead-up to the conflict, the tactical inclinations of the 2 forces and the explanations for the last word English success.

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If an empire was cause for bragging, then Britain had much to brag about. ”4 In 1897 Britain had the opportunity to celebrate its greatness. Between 19 and 24 June the empire was fixated on celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of Queen Victoria’s accession to the throne. Tributes to the Queen flowed from friend and foe around the world, including from Canada. Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Canada’s prime minister, 4 A War with a Silver Lining represented Canada during the festivities. The highlight of the Jubilee celebrations was on 22 June, when the royal procession, with 50,000 troops from the various regions of the empire, made its way from Buckingham Palace to St Paul’s Cathedral.

You are not a wild horde let loose in savage warfare, but Christian men armed for a great cause. Keep, then, your lives pure – pure as the memories of your Canadian home. Be sober, as men who can face danger without artificial courage. Let the talk at mess and in camp be clean, and above all, remember to pay regularly the daily homage of prayer to your Heavenly Father. Do not be ashamed to confess Christ before men. Go forth, then, under the protection of the Triune God, in the consciousness of fight, in the strength of manhood, in the pride of patriotism, in the certainty of victory.

Chamberlain. ” If war was to be declared, he went on, it would not be the fault of the British government. ” If events did lead to war, however, there could only be one result – a British victory: “We cannot imagine that President Kruger and his advisors will be so insane as to try conclusions in this fashion [war]. ” No puny republic was considered able to stand up to the mighty British Empire. This confidence of an easy victory was eroded over the next few months. 13 The words of Canon Scott-Hullard were quoted as best describing the feelings of those within the Empire: To Arms 7 Pray that England may be spared a war, which, even if the miserable necessity be forced upon her by the stubborn refusal of reasonable terms, must nevertheless be ignominious by its very conditions – a war in which the inevitable and inglorious victory cannot but bring in its train consequences so disastrous and dishonouring.

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