The War

Section 2 , Group 2

Main

1914-1915 : Illusions and Staleman

The Lasting of Wars

1815

People thought that the war was only going to take a few weeks.

Shattered Ideas

1914

In August all the ideas were shattered. War became another ilusion.

Politics

1914

Political leaders thought that war involved so many political and economic risks and that was something they were trying to avoid.

Europeans

1914

Europeans began to respond to the propaganda and the please of their leaders.

The Western Front

The Advance

1914

Germans advanced was hatled a short distance from Paris at the First Battle of the Marne

German Hope

1914

German Hopes for a quick end to the war .

The Eastern Front

Germans Defeated

1914

On August 30 Germans were defeated at the Battle of Tannenberg.

Another Defeat

1914

On September Germans were defeated in the Battle of Masurian Lakes.

Tactics of Trench Warfare

Death

1916

Millions of young men died fighting for the elusive breakthrough.

Bleeding

1916

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.

War in the Air

Airplanes

1915

Airplanes had appeared and were being used in the battle fields.

Widening of the War

The Allies

1915

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

Total War and Women