British victory at Passchendaele - Nov 06, 1917 - …

The British medal was designed by W. McMillan. The front depicts a winged classical figure representing victory.

78 years ago, the British won a surprise victory over …

Frost Dates for British Columbia - Victory Seed Company

The idea of this investment was to pay back the loans once Britain had been victorious in the war.
In August 1781, Washington learned that Cornwallis was encamped at Yorktown, VA where he was waiting for ships to transport his army to New York. Consulting with his French allies, Washington quietly began shifting his army south from New York with the goal defeating Cornwallis. Trapped in Yorktown after the French naval victory at the , Cornwallis fortified his position. Arriving on September 28, Washington's army along with French troops under Comte de Rochambeau laid siege and won the resulting . Surrendering on October 19, 1781, Cornwallis' defeat was the last major engagement of the war. The loss at Yorktown caused the British to begin the peace process which culminated in the which recognized American independence.

Der Alte Fritz Journal: British Victory at Winnsboro

It is this Second, predominantly Victorian, Empire that most people associate with the British Empire.
In this compilation of texts and images, we see the immense relief and heightened expectations of Americans as they celebrated victory in the French and Indian War. The selections include a news account of a town's celebration, Benjamin Franklin's commentary on Britain's ascendance, thanksgiving sermons, and the renowned painting by Benjamin West, (see below). What characterizes the American celebration of victory? How did they prepare for their position in the postwar empire? What expressions of imperial pride appear? Any intimations of discord and disunion? : The compilations in this primary source collection are designed to be divided among students and not assigned in their entirety. See Discussion Questions below and of the compilations. (6 pp.)

 

Reasons for British Victory in the Battle of Britain :: Papers

It really was the victory in the Napoleonic Wars that allowed the British to hoover up naval bases and create toe-holds across the world.
Here, though, we begin by viewing the jubilance of victory shared by Americans and British after their total defeat of France in North America—sealed with the conquest of Quebec in 1759 and the formal peace treaty in 1763, in which Britain gained all French territory in North America east of the Mississippi River (see maps, above).

Colonists respond to British victory in the French and Indian War, 1759-1763
Launched on July 31, 1917, the Third Battle of Ypres was spearheaded by the British commander in chief, Sir . After a major Allied offensive by the French failed the previous May, Haig determined that his troops should launch another one that same year, proceeding according to his mistaken belief that the German army at this point in was on the verge of collapse, and could be broken completely by a major Allied victory. As the site for the offensive Haig chose the much-contested Ypres Salient, in the Flanders region of Belgium, a region that had seen two previous German-led offensives. Ostensibly aimed at destroying German submarine bases located on the north coast of Belgium, Haig’s Third Battle of Ypres began with significant Allied gains but soon bogged down due to heavy rains and thickening mud.


British victory, however, came with a heavy price tag

By the end of September, the British were able to establish control over a ridge of land east of the town of Ypres. From there, Haig pushed his commanders to continue the attacks towards the Passchendaele ridge, some 10 kilometers away. As the battle stretched into its third month, the Allied attackers reached near-exhaustion, while the Germans were able to reinforce their positions with reserve troops released from the Eastern Front, where Russia’s army was in chaos. Refusing to give up the ghost of his major victory, Haig ordered a final three attacks on Passchendaele in late October.

British GP: Lewis Hamilton in record-equaling victory - …

The victory of the island in the Battle of Britain cannot be reduced to one common factor but involves emphasis on other ideas such as the role of the Navy in comparison with the Kriegsmarine, the events of Dunkirk and the role of certain perso...

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The Battle at Antietam and the resulting Proclamation were colossal victories for the Union as they discouraged the intervention of the British, preventing potential war between the United States and Great Britain....

British Campaign Medals of the First World War (WW1)

On September 28, 1066, William landed in England at Pevensey, on Britain’s southeast coast, with thousands of troops and cavalry. Seizing Pevensey, he then marched to Hastings, where he paused to organize his forces. On October 13, Harold arrived near Hastings with his army, and the next day, October 14, William led his forces out to battle, which ended in a decisive victory against Harold’s men. Harold was killed–shot in the eye with an arrow, according to legend–and his forces were destroyed