- Join over 1.2 million students every month
- Accelerate your learning by 29%
- Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month
GCSE: Britain 1905-1951
Meet our team of inspirational teachers
- Marked by Teachers essays 7
- Peer Reviewed essays 5
Haig and the other British generals were incompetent leaders. How valid is this interpretation of British generals like Haig in World War One?
One of Haig?s mistakes was the miscalculation that the British bombardments before the attack would destroy every German in the area covered. Also, many of the generals couldn?t keep up with technology and the latest strategies as they were ?the product of a system which obstructed enterprise?. The aircrafts they used were extremely weak and were useless for the purposes of war. The generals were also ?stupid? as Rawlinson brushed many ideas aside and used a 4-row attack when 2/3 rows were enough - this helped ensure heavy casualties.
- Word count: 3782
The public outcry reached revolutionary intensity once again, with mass demonstrations being held in several cities such as Birmingham, Bristol and many others. A ?run on the banks? was urged, with refusal to pay taxes ? these protests placed Britain on the brink of revolution and as a result, the Great Reform Act was passed to prevent Britain from experiencing a revolution.
- Word count: 490
What determination.? He goes on t saying ?Everyone secretly delighted with the privilege of holding up Hitler. Certain of beating him.? .which also tells us that first and foremost the morale of the public was high also that proud confident in themselves. This extract is focused on the theme of tendency for victory because they were certain of beating Hitler. However; this evidence might not be useful because even though it has come from a primary source, it was probably written in effort to comfort his wife with lies to ensure she isn't worried about him due to the situation in Britain.
- Word count: 713