World War One

World War One - 1 The Schlieffen Plan German Strategy in...

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1. The Schlieffen Plan- German Strategy in case of war a. German attack France through Belgium b. Railway timetables for troops c. Violation of Belgian neutrality d. Sweep to Paris, occupy capital e. Then attack Russia 2. Battle of the Marne a. September  1914 b. Germans in the suburbs of Paris c. General Joffre – French General d. Taxi-cabs to the rescue  3. Trench Warfare – Result of the battle of the marne a. Stalemate b. Long Frontlines  from Switzerland to the Channel c. Artillery Shelling and machine-gun fire- “no-man’s land” d. “Dig-in” for protection e. Modern hell 4. Gallipoli - Battlefield a. Turkey (ottoman empire)
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Peninsula- close to Constantinople (Istanbul) Allied to Austria and Germany i. Australians- New Zealanders  ANZAC ii. Winston Churchhill’s idea                          failed campaign 5. The Russian Front-  disaster for the Russians Over a million prisoners of war taken by germany and Austria Highest casualties of any country involved in the war Leadership of Tsar Nicholas II was unpopular and disastrous
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2008 for the course HS 102 taught by Professor Defonso during the Spring '08 term at N. Michigan.

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