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Battle of Liege

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Transcript of Battle of Liege

By: Audrey Kang and Quinn Gavin
The Battle of Liege
Background
Stats 'bout Germany
General Generals
The Zeppelins
Quartermaster General Erich Ludendorff calls a Zeppelin bombing attack on the city and the citadel.
Fort Gap
Schlieffen Plan
Stats 'bout Belgium
Location Importance
Forts
War Begins
Gap in Belgians' fort where they
were going to build a rifle trench
Big Bertha and
the Howitzer
German technology advancements
The End
(of the battle)
Casualties
Belgium: 2,000 - 3,000
Germany: 2,000
Britain
Germans ignore Belgium's
neutrality=Britain >:(
The Belgians
battle showcased their
unexpected strength
Significance
Officially marked the
start of World War I
Effects
Town Occupation
Belgium
Germany
Gerard Leman
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
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Party Hard
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