WESTERN FRONT Schlieffen Plan Germany’s plan for quick victory by invading France through neutral Belgium. Win quickly against France then turn around and fight Russia on the Eastern front.
WESTERN FRONT Resistance in Belgium slowed the German army enough for France to stop Germans at the Battle of the Marne
WESTERN FRONT The war turned into a stalemate as both sides began to dig trenches
TRENCH WARFARE Basically, weaponry has now become so powerful that both sides had to dig into the ground like moles to stop being blown to smithereens!Form of warfare in which soldiers fight from trenches dug into thebattlefield– trade huge loss of human life for pitiful small land gains
TRENCH WARFARE Trench Foot Trench Rats Constant shell-fire (shell shock) Dysentery stomach pains/diarrhea) Lice (itch, carry disease) trench fever: firstOne soldier wrote: "The rats were symptoms were shootinghuge. They were so big they would pains in the shins and was followed by a veryeat a wounded man if he couldnt high fever.defend himself."