1914-1915 : Illusions and Staleman
People thought that the war was only going to take a few weeks.
Europeans began to respond to the propaganda and the please of their leaders.
Political leaders thought that war involved so many political and economic risks and that was something they were trying to avoid.
In August all the ideas were shattered. War became another ilusion.
The Western Front
German Hopes for a quick end to the war .
Germans advanced was hatled a short distance from Paris at the First Battle of the Marne
The Eastern Front
On September Germans were defeated in the Battle of Masurian Lakes.
On August 30 Germans were defeated at the Battle of Tannenberg.
Tactics of Trench Warfare
The German's goal was to make the French bleed over 700,oo French and German young mn lost their lives over a few miles of land.
Millions of young men died fighting for the elusive breakthrough.
War in the Air
Airplanes had appeared and were being used in the battle fields.
Widening of the War
The Allies had tried to open a Balkan front by landing forces at Gallipoli.
Entry of the United States
The Home Front : The Impact of Total War
Manipulation of Public Opinion