Genre: Famous Battles

NICHOLAS N

The Battle Of Britain: the battle that stopped Hitler  In 1940, Hitler said, “I will succeed where Napoleon failed. I shall land on the beaches of England.” His invasion heavily relied on his Luftwaffe, which was under the command of General Field Marshal Hermann Goering. The only resistance the British had against Goering’s massive army Read more…

JASON X

Fear was running through people’s minds and especially families who had loved ones sent to fight in the war. Back at home, they weren’t able to see what the war was like because TV wasn’t yet invented. Sometimes camera crews would follow some military units around during the evening, but it would take a week before they could play in newsreels at the movie theaters back home. At the time, citizens were not aware of how close their armies were to losing the important battle, and what hung in the balance. There are still some unanswered questions remaining about the battle to this day such as, was Callaghan justified when he put his radars in the back? What crucial mistakes caused Callaghan to die?

ZHUO-WEI L

Changing History for the Better     2,503 years ago, foes met on the plain of Marathon in Greece. They were the Persians and the Athenian Greeks. In the year, 490 B.C, the Persians and Athenians were in a stalemate, the air tense and both armies bristling. The Persians were a very diversified group with Read more…

DOMINIKA B

When Napoléon was 35 years old, the Senate declared him emperor of France. The weird thing was that his father was an anti-French lawyer. In school, Napoléon was very focused on his studies, which was part of the fact why he was chosen to be emperor. From being studious, he thought of more intricate and complex battle strategies and he could read the battlefield like an open book. Napoléon’s reform was called the Napoleonic Code. The Napoleonic Code was one of the few documents that have influenced the whole world, according to historian Robert Holtman. This code forbade special privileges given to one, based on who you were born to, and the code embraced freedom of religion and made it possible for the more qualified to land a better job, not just because they were blood-related. This code also replaced feudal law, which had allowed lords to protect the people that worked on the land, who basically had to work for free. This code was spread throughout Europe, making a great impact on civil laws. Napoléon led his country to many victories around Europe for nine years as emperor.

JING-WEI L

Seventy-eight years later, during the summer of 1428, Thomas de Montacute, the Earl of Salisbury, captured the towns of Jargeau, Beaugency, and Meung, to prevent supplies and men from reaching Orleans by the Loire River. Montacute laughed, drank, and celebrated with his fellow Englishmen. The French? Ha! They were nothing! Look at all of our victories! England was sure to win the war. Of course, it was regrettable that people had to die, but in a war, death was inevitable. Montacute was sure that the dead soldiers on the battlefield were proud of the sacrifice they had made for their country. He grinned as he sipped his wine. Watch out Orleans, he thought with a gleam in his eye, you’re next!