for this practice and supplies had to be shipped 3,000 dangerous miles across the Atlantic Ocean. As you can see the British army had many advantages and weaknesses. A Fighting Rabble, another weakness of the British, especially at the outset of the war, was its disdain for the colonial fighters it was facing Burgoyne would famously call the Americans a rabble in arms" - and be defeated by them at the battle. Since Great Britain, at the time, had the best army and navy known to man, the British soldiers became cocky and underestimated the power of the continental army.
American and British, strengths and Weaknesses
American Revolution, the Spirit of '76 by Archibald McNeal Willard,.S. History Resources main page. Were used to frontier life and using firearms. During the previous 100 years, the British won battle after battle over nations as powerful as France and Spain. Photo Credits, three Lions/Hulton Archive/Getty Images, more Classroom Articles. British plan to control Hudson River Valley, sealing off New England.