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1 Warfronts & Weapons Ms. Ramos Alta Loma High School

2 Schlieffen Plan Plan for Germany to attack France quickly and avoid a two front war Plan failed Ms. Ramos

3 Plan assumed: Russia: at least 6 weeks to mobilize France: easily defeated in 6 weeks Belgium would not resist Britain would remain neutral Ms. Ramos

4 Reality Belgium & BEF held up Germany Russia mobilized in 10 days & G> forced to defend east G did not attack Paris, held up by France @ Marne Ms. Ramos

5 Western Front Trench warfare Small land gains Germany vs. UK & France Ms. Ramos

6 Ms. Ramos

7 Eastern Front Absence of trenches Larger land gains German, Austrians, Turks vs. Russia & Serbs More mobile warfare Ms. Ramos

8 Both Fronts Huge numbers of soldiers killed Mass destruction of land Deplorable conditions Stalemates Ms. Ramos

9 Battle of Marne, 1914 & 1918 Germany moves thru Belgium French troops move to halt advance –British Expeditionary Forces (BEF) join G. halted & defensive By end May 1918 G. @ Marne again Ms. Ramos

10 Battle of Ypres, 1914,1915,1917 1914: BEF stops G. 1915: 1 st use of poison gas by Germany Ms. Ramos

11 1917: over- ambitious aims & bad weather led to 250,000 dead Ms. Ramos

12 Battle of Verdun, 1916 Unsuccess. G battle w/ France No strategic gains anyone F Gen Joseph Joffre “Ils ne passeront pas”: They shall not pass! 3 F forts surrender to G UK & Russia help F G on defense By Nov, F back to Feb position Ms. Ramos


14 Battle of Somme, 1916 One of biggest slaughters UK plan march across no-mans, fail rid wire & gun post Huge losses both July-Nov: UK 3 miles short 1 st day objective Ms. Ramos t/sommebattle.html

15 Battle of Cambrai, 1917 Ex of tank & surprise break trench deadlock 476 tanks move against G Calvary fail take full adv. Ms. Ramos

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