Section 2 , Group 2
People thought that the war was only going to take a few weeks.
In August all the ideas were shattered. War became another ilusion.
Political leaders thought that war involved so many political and economic risks and that was something they were trying to avoid.
Europeans began to respond to the propaganda and the please of their leaders.
Germans advanced was hatled a short distance from Paris at the First Battle of the Marne
German Hopes for a quick end to the war .
On August 30 Germans were defeated at the Battle of Tannenberg.
On September Germans were defeated in the Battle of Masurian Lakes.
Millions of young men died fighting for the elusive breakthrough.
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.
Airplanes had appeared and were being used in the battle fields.
The Allies had tried to open a Balkan front by landing forces at Gallipoli.