Back during the revolutionary war,where british generals negitively affected by orders form the king of england taking months to reach them?

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  • Mike W
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    1 month ago
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    Since communications took so long you'd think that they would have agreed on strategic goals before coming over from Britain, and would have had standing orders to deal with most situations.  Also, by that time in history, the army would have been getting their orders from the Prime Minister.  

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  • 1 month ago

    No. They were given their orders and carried them out until they got new ones. They did not send messages back asking what to do and then waiting for an answer.

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  • 1 month ago

    Sure.  Especially as the Brits were fighting in Europe then!  A major battle happened in the USA after the war was technically over.

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  • 1 month ago

    months?? more like a week

    • You do know there was a ocean between england and the US colonels?Or did you fail geography in school.and there was also no telegraph or two way radios either and no steamships for ocean crossing use either.It took months to cross the oceans back then.

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  • 1 month ago

    Oh yeah. But then again the King didn't issue strategic or tactical orders for that reason. In the war of 1812, the war actually ended before the Battle of New Orleans. But with slow communications they didn't know that.

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