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Battles of WWI

Various battles that occurred during WWI and information about each one

Liliana Charrez

on 13 February 2013

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Major Battles and Events of WWI Rosenburg, J. (n.d.). Russian revolution timeline. Retrieved from
http://history1900s.about.com/od/Russian-Revolution/a/Russian-Revolution-Timeline.htm Battle of Verdun Occured 1916 at Verdun-sur-Meuse in Northern France.

The attack came about because of a plan by the German Chief of General Staff, von Falkenhayn.

He wanted to "bleed France white" by launching a massive German attack on a narrow stretch of land that had historic sentiment for the French -- Verdun

The area around Verdun contained 20 major forts & 40 smaller ones that had historically protwcted the eastern border of France.

It had been modernized in the early years of the Twentieth Century. •The battle had more than a quarter million deaths, and roughly four times that were left wounded.

•Machine guns and artillery were used in this war.

•The battle was decided in the favor of the French when Germany withdrew, however the French lost a lot of men so I would say that neither side won. I would say that this was a draw but it’s up for interpretation.

•The battle was decided in the favor of the French when Germany withdrew, however the French lost a lot of men so I would say that neither side won. I would say that this was a draw but it’s up for interpretation.

•Germany and France were involved in this war. Brest-Litovsk, now Brest, BelarusIt was designed to end Russia’s participation in World War I without the consent of the Allied


The countries involved were Russia, the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic, and the Central Powers

This treaty provided some relief to the Bolsheviks, who were tied up in fighting the Russian

Civil War, and it affirmed the independence of Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine, and

Lithuania. Also, Poland got a piece of new territory, which included Warsaw. Treaty of Brest-Litovsk Major Battles and Events of WWI By Liliana Charrez, Telesha Duke, Fatima Ahmed, & Alexis McCoy
IB History / 3a British lines in the north of France

What led to this occurrence: General Erich Ludendorff wanted to attack before the opening in the enemy’s defense closed.

Occured during Early spring

Germans and French were involved

785,733 casualties

Machine Guns were used

The Americans and the French had taken Belleau Wood and forced the Germans into flight. Battle of Chateau-Thierry and the Argonne Forest Marne River near Paris, France
2. Following the failures of the Spring Offensive to end the conflict, Erich Ludendorff, Chief
Quartermaster-General and virtual military ruler of Germany, believed that an attack through
Flanders would give Germany a decisive victory over the British Expeditionary Force
3. Spring
4. France, United Kingdom, United States, Italy, German Empire
5. 30,000 casualties
6. Mark IV tanks
7. The defeat and end to the series of German offensives in 1918 to win the war. After the
German defeat in the Second Battle of the Marne the allies went on a series of offensives which
resulted in the defeat of Germany in France. Second Battle of the Marne Took place in Compiègne, France
WW1 led to this occurrence
Allies of World War I and Germany were involved
This marked the ending of WW1 Signing of the Armistice This battle took place by the Marne River in southeastern France.

When Germany attacked Belgium, they moved swiftly across Western Europe, according to the Schlieffen Plan. As Germany advanced, the French capital received word and started to prepare their army for the attack. The French army moved to the Marne River and waited for the German army to arrive.

France, United Kingdom, and Germany were involved

France and UK had 263,000 casualties, of which 81,700 died. Germany had 220,000 casualties.

Bolt action rifle and Mauser Gewehr 98.

The allies won (France and United Kingdom) First Battle of the Marne This battle took place in East Prussia.

Russia never really liked Germany. Germany’s policies abandoned any possible treaties with
Russia. Russia felt it was time to gain treaties with Western Europe. Germany grew suspicious
and decided to plan on attacking Russia.

Germany, Russia were involved

Russia had 170,000 casualties. Germany had 12,000 casualties.

Weapons: Russia used handguns, rifles, machine guns, swords, and their support guns was a 37 mm trench
gun. Germany used handguns, rifles, machine guns, submachine guns, grenades, anti-war tanks,
mines, flamethrowers, mortars, and some support guns included 7.62 cm Infanteriegeschütz L/
16.5 and 7.7 cm Infanteriegeschütz L/20.

Germany won this battle. Battle of Tannenberg 1. This battle took place on the Gallipoli peninsula in the Ottoman Empire.

2. Britain and France wanted to attack Turkey, which was the weaker ally. But their expedition was off course and they ended up somewhere that was on a coastal area that was inaccessible because it was guarded by Turkish troops put together by German forces.

3. It was hot and water supply was limited

4. France, Great Britain, Turkey, Germany, Ottoman Empire, Austria- Hungary,

5. The allies had 220,000 casualties. The central powers had 251,000 casualties.

6. Grenades, revolvers, Enfields, trench mortars.

7. Nobody won. The Gallipoli Campaign Russian Revolution This event occurred in Russian streets, March 1917
WWI itself was the main reason. Their army was poorly equipped and lost 200,000 men at Tannenberg and Masurian Lakes. United States Entry into the War The United States attempted to remain neutral, but unfortunately did not.

Germany had sinked the Lusitania with no warning. The US was infuriated and President Wilson warned Germany causing them to temporarily cease submarine warfare. But in order to not get the US involved because of fear of them defeating the US, Germany tried getting Mexico and Japan to attack the US along with German assistance if they took over Europe.

The US and Germany were involved

The end result was the US entering the war joingin the Allies The February Revolution basically removed Tsar Nicholas II from power and caused riots on the streets of Petrograd (present-day St. Petersburg).
This only resulted in his removal and replacing the government with the Petrograd Soviet who generally favored rule that was at least partially democratic.

This event involved the government.

The October Revolution overturned the interim provisional government (the temporary government that replaced the tsar) and established the Soviet Union.
This involved the Bolsheviks who led this coup in only 6 months. They then got rid of the democratic process in January 1918 and declared themselves dictators of the proletariat.
This resulted in causing the Russian Civil War in the summer of that same year. Russian Revolution Russian Revolution
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