What was the biggest British fail

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Serapis Taken Over By The Bonhomme Richard

This was a huge, major FAIL for the British. At this time the British had the most powerful navy in the world. The Americans had a weak one because they didn't have many boats. John Paul Jones, an American naval commander, did something miraculous, however. He and four other boats patrolled the English coast. Jone's vessels approached a convoy of two British warships guarding supply ships. The Bonhomme Richard, Jone's boat, rammed the larger of the two warships, the Serapis. The perhaps over-confident British captain demanded Jones surrender, but Jones replied, "I have not yet begun to fight"! Fighting then broke out. Somehow, the Americans cracked the mast of the Serapis. They had beaten the most powerful navy in the world with a small ship! Major British PHAIL.
Joseph Gallinghouse



The Battle of Bunker Hill took place on a peninsula. Because of this, the British could've stopped the colonists from escaping by covering the tiny area. The colonists were first at Breed's Hill, but the redcoats pushed them back to Bunker Hill.
When the colonists were at Bunker Hill, they got pushed back further and further. They went through a tiny little line of land. If the British had just put two fat guys it would've covered it and stopped the colonists from escaping. They could've cornered them between two armies and kill the rest of the colonists.

This would've lowered the colonists spirits, and that might have changed the whole outcome of the war, but they didn't cover the area. This raised the colonists spirits, eventually leading to the victory of the war.


In the Battle of Princeton, Washington's forces snuck away from the newly captured Trenton (in the middle of the night) and took Princeton with little casualties and fatalities due to the lack of British troops in the town. This lack of troops was due to the fact that the British sent troops to Trenton to take it back. A British spy also sent a note to the British in Princeton, but the General failed to pay attention because he was busy betting on poker. The attack was placed on New Years night which meant that everyone was either celebrating or drunk. FAIL!

By: Brock Jones


On October 19, 1781, a British army under control of General Charles Lord Cornwallis was forced to surrender to General Washington’s combined American and French army. The victory secured independence for the United States and significantly changed the course of world history.  
 Battles of Yorktown in 1781 was a decisive victory by a combined assault of American forces led by General George Washington and French forces led by the Comte de Rochambeau over British forces.