reflection   History is littered with the wars which everybody    knew would never happen.     Enoch   Powell
WORLD WAR IStalemate
August 1914 major powers fought   Not prepared   Horse and carriage were the main source of    transportation   Some un...
Stalemate Reasons   Tragic equilibrium   Similar weapons   Bad leadership
Schlieffen Plan   The invasion of Belgium had been a part of it   Created by Alfred von Schlieffen in 1905   Plan assum...
Trench Warfare   Death was constant     Disease     Gas       New weapon       Gas masks     Rats     Trench   foot...
Disease
Trench foot
Trench foot
Gas
Trench Warfare
Gas
Trench Warfare  “Stand   to”    Rum, rifles and breakfast truce    Inspection and chores    Daily boredom    “stand t...
I’ve a little wet home in the trench I’ve a little wet home in the trench where the rainstorms continually drench there’s ...
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World War One Stalemate

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World War One Stalemate

  1. 1. reflection History is littered with the wars which everybody knew would never happen.  Enoch Powell
  2. 2. WORLD WAR IStalemate
  3. 3. August 1914 major powers fought Not prepared Horse and carriage were the main source of transportation Some uniforms were red Lack of ammunition and supplies  No one would be able to last for more than 6 months
  4. 4. Stalemate Reasons Tragic equilibrium Similar weapons Bad leadership
  5. 5. Schlieffen Plan The invasion of Belgium had been a part of it Created by Alfred von Schlieffen in 1905 Plan assumed Russia would be slow to mobilize so they would concentrate on France  Didn’t work: troops were already in place Also assumed Belgium would not retaliate  Heroically defended their towns and homes  Eventually defeated by Germans British were forced to retreat and the Germans eventually defeated the French
  6. 6. Trench Warfare Death was constant  Disease  Gas  New weapon  Gas masks  Rats  Trench foot  Fungal disease caused by cold, wet, unsanitary conditions that generally lead to gangrene and amputation
  7. 7. Disease
  8. 8. Trench foot
  9. 9. Trench foot
  10. 10. Gas
  11. 11. Trench Warfare
  12. 12. Gas
  13. 13. Trench Warfare  “Stand to”  Rum, rifles and breakfast truce  Inspection and chores  Daily boredom  “stand to” supplies and maintenance  Absolutely horrid smell  By the end each side had dug over 12,000 miles of trenches
  14. 14. I’ve a little wet home in the trench I’ve a little wet home in the trench where the rainstorms continually drench there’s a dead cow close by with her feet in towards the sky and she gives off a terrible stench Underneath, in the place of a floor There’s a mass of wet mud and some straw But with shells dropping there, There’s no place to compare, With my little wet home in the trench.

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