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COURSE OF WWI. Course of WWI short war illusion Schlieffen Plan: avoid 2-front war western front vs. eastern front trench warfare = stalemate.

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1 COURSE OF WWI

2 Course of WWI short war illusion Schlieffen Plan: avoid 2-front war western front vs. eastern front trench warfare = stalemate

3 Schlieffen Plan – August, 1914

4 Schlieffen Plan – September, 1914

5 Trench Warfare

6 Trenches A British soldier inside a trench.

7 Battles to Know Marne 1 st trenches Somme & Verdun bloody little ground gained

8 Why did the US enter the war in 1917? Germanys unrestricted submarine warfare 1915: sinking of Lusitania : halted 1917: resumed Zimmermann Telegram Germany offered Mexico US territory if they joined the German cause

9 Why was WWI so destructive? trench warfare new technologies: tank poison gas machine gun airplane submarine

10 Verdun: Before & After Cloister of the Hotel la Princerie (France) – before and after the battle.

11 Tank A German tank. 1916: tank warfare introduced by France/GB 1917: France & GB used 1500 tanks each

12 Poison Gas German soldiers wearing gas masks. The Germans introduced the use of poison gas in warfare in 1915.

13 Machine Gun

14 Airplane Above: Painting of a British airplane engaged in combat. The airplane has a machine gun mounted on its top wing. Below: A German airplane.

15 Snoopy, the WWI Flying Ace

16 Submarine A German U-boat, 1910.


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