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How far to sources G and H agree about the chances of success for the British attack at Ypres in 1917? Explain your answers.

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How far to sources G and H agree about the chances of success for the British attack at Ypres in 1917? Explain your answers. As you can see both of the sources have agreed and disagreed in many aspects. They tend to agree on the small matters and disagree on the major points and opinions. I am going to analyse the sources and then write about all of the points in which they agree and disagree. Gough's account talks about the torrential rain that fell before, during and after the battle took place. "The number of tanks... were rendered almost powerless by the heavy and continuous rain." He then goes on to tell us about the adverse conditions that his soldiers had to work in, and about the difficult job his soldiers were going to have getting past the fire of the pill boxes which where not accounted for because intelligence didn't manage to pick them up. ...read more.


Source H written by A J P Taylor talks again about the adverse weather conditions that the army had to fight in. He tells us about the German front line being also ready and when the attack came around they never got near to thee front line because of the everlasting rain, which fell. He gives descriptions about what happened to what he set out on to the battlefield "The ground churned up by the shellfire turned to mud. Men struggling to advance, sank up to their waists... Haig sent in tanks. They also disappeared". And in the end of this source Taylor goes on t say that in the end the battle was not to get to Zeebrugge and Ostend but to kill as many Germans as possible and to shake up there morale. ...read more.


Gough also disagrees about the way in which they have lost resources. Taylor talks more about the loss of the men, guns and the morale of the men. But Gough only talks about the loss of lives due to the lack of morale and belief in there effort. But overall, these sources give a very negative impression of how Britain was doing at Ypres. A combination of situations put the allied forces with a slim chance of victory against Germany right from the very start. Sources G and H vary slightly in their descriptions and thought of the 3rd battle, and so I feel that it is air to say that they agree to a large extent. Points that each source mention do not constrict the general opinion that they both give, and that the others talk about. So from this evidence I think that sources G and H agree with each other. ...read more.

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