The English Civl War lasted from 1642 until 1649 and included what is called the Second Civil War. The war ended with what many in 1642 could never have considered - the trial and execution of Charles I. 1642 January: Charles attempted to arrest five MP's (January 4 th ). Charles left London (January 10 th ).
There can be little doubt that in 1914 Germany was a major European power. Any measured aspect of power would have seen Germany in the positive. Some such as steel and pig iron production would have been welcomed by the nation's leaders. Others would have made them wary - such as the huge rise in trade union membership in just 15 years.
The command structure of the German Army was a major factor in the success of their attack on France in May 1940. Likewise, the command structure of the Allies at the start of World War Two can be linked to their rapid defeat. Field Marshall von Brauchitsch The Wehrmacht (German Army) had a simple and easy to understand command structure.
Count Alfred von Schlieffen, mastermind of the Schlieffen Plan, served as Germany's Chief of the Imperial General Staff from 1891 to 1905. It was Schlieffen's plan that was used for the August 1914 attack on France that was to trigger World War One. Alfred von Schlieffen was born in Berlin on February 28th, 1833.
U-boats were to play an important part in World War Two. Winston Churchill claimed that the U-boat war was the only time that he felt that Britain might have to contemplate surrender. Submarines had made their mark in World War One - now, just twenty years later, the impact of the U-boats was devastating.