BATTLE OF TANNENBERGThe Battle of Tannenberg began on the year 1914. The battle wasparticularly important success for the Germans in eliminating the Russians with a absurd kill to death ratio. After the Germans were pushed back Russia held their ground.
BATTLE OF TANNENBERG Part of the German army was dispatched to counter attack Russia’s ﬂank. The advantage of railroad fooled the Russian’s and the troop movement went unnoticed along with the advancement towards the front to meet the Russian’s head face where they were annihilated when they their forces wereseparated and encircled. Later, it was considered a major defeat in history.
BATTLE OF VERDUNThe Battle between France and Germany that was fought within less than 10km. It was planned by the Germans to make the fallof the French then their British Allies. The French stripped Verdun before the assault her guns, for this they would regret and the German forces would soon invade Verdun.
BATTLE OF VERDUN On Feb. 21st 1916, Germans artillery and footmen assaulted the French at Verdun and broke though two of their line of trenches. There was a pause until Summer until they were forced to allocate forces to Somme the French pushed forwardsrecapturing two forts in November and contained to gain ground. Soon the Germans were forced to retreat on the French pushwith the battle ending with 434,000 German and 550,000 French casualties.
BATTLE OF SOMME In1916 the Germans were attacked and supposedly severelyweakened by British artillery guns. The British footmen went into battle as they found themselves in their own massacre witharound 6,000 dead on the ﬁrst day. Any man who made it to the German Trenches were shot down and killed.
BATTLE OF SOMME The British who lost so many troops caused an immenseresponse from the public such as anti war protests and demands in change of leadership. The battle ended on the 24th of Nov. with around1.2 million people dead in total.
GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGNFeb. 1905 the Allies attacked Turkey in hopes of obtaining break inthe enduring war. To avoid the direct front they planned to invade Gallipoli. This was the solution to start a change in odds in the war.
GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN The attack started but it began to fail as soon as the shipsattempted to navigate themselves towards the Ottoman Empire being thwarted by mines and ﬁre directly from the Turk’s shore.Many Turks died but still lost less than the British while still holding their ground.
THE STALEMATE On the Western front there was something known as theStalemate. It was a bloody war front where both sides hid down in their trenches and shot anything that caught their eye.
THE STALEMATE Since they were in the trenches all the time there was no landgained or lost during the deadlock. The battle between the Allies and Central Forces fought since the1st of July 1916 until the middle of November that year.
CHRISTMAS TRUCE During 1914 the Germans began to sing on a Christmas night.The Ally forces heard them and began to sing with them in their native language. In response the Germans put Christmas trees above their trench.
CHRISTMAS TRUCEThe Allies and the Germans soon left their trenches to met in no mans land where the Germans and Allies shared their foods andrejoiced in peace for one night. When the truce was over several men were convicted of being traitors and many would not ﬁght. They were soon replaced with fresh troops.
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