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2 MILITARISM WWI How did technological improvements impact WWI?

3 Mobilization It's a long way to Tipperary, It's a long way to go; It's a long way to go; It's a long way to Tipperary, It's a long way to Tipperary, To the sweetest girl I know! To the sweetest girl I know! Goodbye, Piccadilly, Goodbye, Piccadilly, Farewell, Leicester Square, Farewell, Leicester Square, It's a long, long way to Tipperary, It's a long, long way to Tipperary, But my heart's right there! But my heart's right there! It's a long way to Tipperary, It's a long way to go; It's a long way to Tipperary, To the sweetest girl I know! Goodbye, Piccadilly, Farewell, Leicester Square, It's a long, long way to Tipperary, But my heart's right there!  Home by Christmas!  No major war in 50 years!  Nationalism! HHHHome by Christmas! NNNNo major war in 50 years! NNNNationalism!

4 Recruitment Posters

5 M.A.I.N. Causes of WWI Militarism – Because of the Alliance System countries began to build up their armies. New weapons were being created, giving the country a boost of pride. Countries began to increase the numbers of members in the armies and navies.

6 A Multi-Front War

7 Eastern Front Great Britain and France attempted to supply Russia. Naval/Army attacks in Turkey to gain control over waterways. Attempts for allies to control this region were unsuccessful.

8 Western Front A line of trenches stretched along the war’s western front from the Swiss Alps to the English Channel. Millions of exploding artillery shells completely stripped the land down to bare ground.

9 Trench Warfare

10 The Western Front

11 Trench Warfare “No Man’s Land”

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15 The Schlieffen’s Plan The plan was a strategy that General Von Schlieffen made up in The plan was a strategy that General Von Schlieffen made up in Germany had enemies on the East and West. Schlieffen figured that Russia would be slow to mobilize. Germany had enemies on the East and West. Schlieffen figured that Russia would be slow to mobilize. Schlieffen believed the Germans could reach Paris and defeat the French in six weeks and then focus on the Eastern Front. Schlieffen believed the Germans could reach Paris and defeat the French in six weeks and then focus on the Eastern Front.

16 The Schlieffen’s Plan There were a few problems with this plan: There were a few problems with this plan: Belgium was heavily fortified.Belgium was heavily fortified. Russia mobilized quicker than anticipated.Russia mobilized quicker than anticipated. The British aided the French forces in the north of France.The British aided the French forces in the north of France.

17 The Schlieffen Plan

18 German Atrocities in Belgium

19 Technology Changes Warfare

20 Krupp’s “Big Bertha” Gun

21 British 60-pounder German Machineengewehr 08 (Maxim). WWI Tank French troops loading a 40cm shell

22 French Renault Tank

23 Sacrifices in War

24 U-Boats

25 Flame Throwers Grenade Launchers

26 Poison Gas Machine Gun

27 War Is HELL !!

28 Activity 1  Work with 1 partner- Answer the questions on the handout in FULL SENTENCES WWI Firsts Causes of WWI Treaty of Versailles


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