World War 1 Battles Cedar Robertson 1/30/12 Ching Period 5
The Battle of Tannenberg This battle was fought between the Germany and Russia. This battle took place in Tannenberg on August 23 through August 30, 1914. The Russians had more soldiers than the Germans. This battle was one of the ﬁrst battles to occur during World W 1. ar
The Battle of Tannenberg (Continued)For a while, Russia had the upper hand. Russia did not know that they were fa#ing into the Germans trap of“encirclement”.This battle was eventua#y won byGermany and proved to be Germansgreatest victory during the First WorldW ar.
The Battle of VerdunThis battle was between France and the GermanEmpire.The Battle of Verdun took place in Verdun, France.The battle lasted $om February 21 through December18, 1916.Verdun, France was a place in good location forstrategy. It was important that France did not givethis up to Germany.
The Battle of Verdun (Continued)When Germany went on the oﬀensive to try to take Verdun,Germany ﬁrst ﬁred many rounds of heavy arti#ery. Theythen went on to try to clear the French trenches.Germany was beginning to advance, but France came backwith a counterattack.France had eventua#y driven back Germany and won thebattle to save Verdun.
The Battle of SommeThis battle took place along the SommeRiver in France.This battle lasted $om July 1 throughNovember 18 1916.The battle of Somme was: France andGreat Britain v.s. Germany.This battle was fought using tactics suchas Trench W arfare.
The Battle of Somme (Continued)The A#ies objectives were to cut Germany of reserves duringthe battle, and possibly take gain some territory over Germany.France and Great Britain thought that France would be themain oﬀensive during this war.Germany took the ﬁrst oﬀensive on France and GB.France and GB ﬁna#y pushed Germany oﬀ and won the Battleof Somme.
The First Battle of the MarneThe First Battle of the Marne tookplace along the Marne River nearParis, France.This battle lasted $om September 5through September 12, 1914.The First Battle of the Marne was:France and Great Britain v.s.Germany.
The First Battle of the Marne (Continued)It was important for the A#ies to win this battle becausethey couldn’t risk losing Paris to Germany.France was preparing for the fa# of its capital.Later, France and Great Britain struck with acounterattack.France and GB were able to win this battle and pushback Germany.
Gallipoli CampaignThe Ga#ipoli Campaign took place inthe Ga#ipoli peninsula.This battle lasted $om April 25, 1915through January 9, 1916.This battle was fought between: Franceand Great Britain V.S. OttomanEmpire. (Modern Day Turkey)
Gallipoli Campaign (Continued)Winston Churchi# was the man who lead the Ga#ipoliCampaign.This campaign was made to gain control of the Straits of thewestern Ottoman Empire. The Straits would prove verybeneﬁcial to the Entente Powers because of its strategic setting.This battle was eventua#y won by the Ottoman Empire withhundreds of thousands of casualties..
The StalemateThe Stalemate, during war in this case,is when neither side can make a moveto advance without being gunneddown.The Stalemate was the result of battletactics known as Trench Warfare.Trench warfare was fought alongalong the Western Front.
The Stalemate (Continued)The Stalemate made this part of the war very long.Both sides had heavy arti#ery waiting for the opposing side tomake a move so they could be ki#ed. In other words, both sideswere on the defensive.Because both teams were being on defensive, nobody couldadvance. This made battles last much longer than they neededtoo.This also brought more diseases such as trench foot.
The Christmas TruceThe Christmas Truce was probably theonly thing good that came out of TrenchW arfare.This truce started on Christmas Eve of1914 on the Western Front.A# you had to do was sit in the trench andkeep watch when it was your turn.
The Christmas Truce (Continued)This truce began when people, both enemies and $iends,started singing Christmas carols.Soon enough there were requests to seize ﬁre. Then bothsides joined together in the center of the trenches. Theydid this a# through Christmas.They a# knew this could not last long, so they eventua#ywent back to their tranches and began ﬁghting again.
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