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Title: World War I


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World War I
  • A New Kind of Conflict

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I. The Western Front
  • Germany violated own Schlieffen Plan
  • Russians mobilized quicker
  • France was stronger
  • Both sides built trenches dug in for the winter
  • The stalemate begins

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II. Trench Warfare
  • Linked bunkers, communication, gun
    emplacements
  • Broiled in summer, froze in winter, damp cold
    in spring
  • Rats lice
  • WWI video clip.asf

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Over the Top
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  • Extremely deadly
  • 1st mechanized war
  • NO MANS LAND
  • Artillery was inaccurate
  • Gas, tanks U-Boats
  • Loss of Moral

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NO MANS LAND
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WWI Artillery
Schlieffen Plan
WWI Tanks
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III. Major Battles
  • Battle of Verdun German offensive 500,000
    casualties
  • longest battle in history (10 months), began w/ 9
    hr artillery, 1 million shells from 25 miles away
  • The French battle cry They Shall Not Pass
  • Battle of the Somme, Allied offensive 1,000,000
    dead

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IV. Eastern Front
  • Battle lines swayed back forth over large areas
  • Germany winning pushing deep into Russia
  • Russia was least industrialized lacked the 3 Bs

10
Russians fleeing from 1914 Battle of Tannenberg
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