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Compare these Sources as evidence for Garibaldis role in the military campaigns In Sicily in 1860.

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Compare these Sources as evidence for Garibaldi?s role in the military campaigns In Sicily in 1860. Source A and B both agree that Garibaldi role in the military campaigns in 1860 were necessary as he was an excellent leader for the military campaigns and he led them to victory, however they differ about the military campaigns as being very strong, as they did struggled to keep morale up and they did not really believe that they could possibly gain victory, as they were not extremely strong. Source A and B both suggest that Garibaldi role in the military campaign was crucial as he was the main reason that they gained victory to achieve the freedom of Sicily in 1860. Source A refers on how Garibaldi was a strong leader ?The people believe Garibaldi is a God? this shows that Garibaldi was a potentially good leader as they all believed that he was extremely good and could lead them to victory. ...read more.

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that they could be winning the battle ?I guessed that the general did not believe we could win? this suggest that the military campaigns were not organized enough as the general saw ?his own death on the battlefield? this shows that they have been poorly armed with dated muskets and therefore struggled to believe that they could possibly gain victory from the battle. This has clear contrast with Source B as it shows that Garibaldi?s military campaign were very strong and therefore they had none complications as in the Cartoon Garibaldi represents his troops and looks strong and powerful whereas the third figure looks weak and powerless which represent King, Francis II and two Sicilies ? Bombs Jun? this suggest that Garibaldi?s military troops were well skilled and trained and therefore gained victory in Sicily and which played a huge role as Palermo was taken later in the month and The island of Sicily was conquered by the end of July. ...read more.

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Source B was posted also in 1860 however in June by ?Punch? as it was posted after a month, it could suggest that they have more knowledge about the battle and therefore be more objective about Garibaldi?s role in the military campaigns in Sicily as it was also posted from a British point of view. Therefore it could be argued that Source B is more useful as evidence of Garibaldi?s role in the military campaigns in Sicily in 1860 as it is less emotionally involved and more objective about the events because it was posted in a British point of view. One must also consider the purpose of the sources, as it is very different and it is important in explaining the different interpretations within the sources. Source A is written by G.C.Abba and is ?The Diary of One of Garibaldi?s Thousand? this suggest that he is emotionally attached with the cause, as he took part of the event which also ...read more.

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