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Battle of Liege
Transcript of Battle of Liege
The Battle of Liege
Stats 'bout Germany
Quartermaster General Erich Ludendorff calls a Zeppelin bombing attack on the city and the citadel.
Stats 'bout Belgium
Gap in Belgians' fort where they
were going to build a rifle trench
Big Bertha and
German technology advancements
(of the battle)
Belgium: 2,000 - 3,000
Germans ignore Belgium's
battle showcased their
Officially marked the
start of World War I
Otto von Emmich & Erich Ludendorff
Belgians surrendered the city on August 7th
The battle begins August 5th with a force
of 30,000 Germans attacking Fort Barchon
A ring of 12 heavily armed forts
surrounded the city
The twelve forts on high ground
surround the lower city
Troops available: 70,000
Troops used: 36,000
Artilleries used: 400
Troops available: 320,000
Troops used: 60,000
Artilleries used: 100
Gotta go through neutral
Belgium to get the French
It's World War I
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Brussels gave up, Belgian army pushed
back, Belgians gain moral victory
Keep on Swaggin