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  1. 1. Battles Of WWI Kylee Prizant Period 4
  2. 2. The Battle of Tannenberg• The Battle of Tannenberg was between the Russian Empire and the German Empire. It took place in the region of the Masurian Lakes in East Prussia. It started on August 27 and ended August 31 in 1914.
  3. 3. The Battle of Tannenberg Cont.• The Battle of Tannenberg took place because of the German’s Schlieffen Plan.
  4. 4. The Battle of Verdun• The Battle of Verdun was one of the major battles fought during WWI that was fought on the Western Front. This battle was fought between the German and French armies from February 21 through December 18, 1916 in North eastern France.
  5. 5. The Battle of Verdun Cont.• Verdun resuted in 306,000 batlefield deaths and at least half a million wounded, an average or 30,000 deaths for each of the ten months of battle. It was the longest and most devastating battleS. in WWI
  6. 6. The Battle of The Somme• The battle of the Somme took place during WWI between July i and November 18, 1916 in France. The battle consisted of the British and French armies against the German army.
  7. 7. The Battle of The Somme Cont.• The Battle of The Somme was one of the largest battles in World War I history. By the time it ended the armies that were involved suffered more than 1 million casualties.
  8. 8. The Battle of The Marne• The Battle of The Marne was fought between September 5 and 12, 1914. It resulted in an Allied victory against the German army. The battle ended the month long German offense that opened the war.
  9. 9. The Battle of The Marne Cont. • What caused the battle was Germany invading Belgium on August 3rd 1914. Their movement across Western Europe was swift because of the Schlieffen Plan.
  10. 10. Gallipoli Campaign• The Gallipoli Campaign took place at the peninsula of Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire. The British and the French operation was made to capture the Ottoman capital of Constantinople.
  11. 11. Gallipoli Campaign Cont.• The attempt failed and many people died on both sides. The battle was considered one of the greatest victories of the Turks and was reflected in as a major failure by the Allies. The Gallipoli campaign settled among all countries involved.
  12. 12. The Stalemate• The Stalemate was trench warfare. It was mainly fought on the Western front between France and Germany, with assistance from Great Britain.
  13. 13. The Stalemate
  14. 14. The Christmas Truce• The Christmas Truce was a widespread of ceasefires that took place along the Western front around Christmas 1914, during First World War. Through the week leading up to Christmas, armies of German and British soldiers began to exchange seasonal greetings and songs between their trenches.
  15. 15. The Christmas Truce Cont.• On occasion the tension was reduced to the point where they would walk across the battle field and talk to one another. The truce is sen as a symbolic moment of peace and humanity during one of the most violent times during modern times.
  16. 16. Citations• "First World - Battles - The Battle of Tannenberg, 1914." First World - A Multimedia History of World War One. Web. 02 Feb. 2012. < tannenberg.htm>.• "First World - Battles - The Battle of Verdun, 1916." First World - A Multimedia History of World War One. Web. 02 Feb. 2012. <>.• "The Battle of the Somme." Ramsdale Family Register: Genealogical Research of the Surname Ramsdale and Its Close Variants. Web. 02 Feb. 2012. <>.• 12th, September. "The First Battle of the Marne." History Learning Site. Web. 02 Feb. 2012. < first_battle_of_the_marne.htm>.