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World War I
Transcript of World War I
Germany officially declares war on Russia Forts Built between 1888 and 1889 Forts Built in 1930s August 5, 1914 Battle of Liege Clare Gilmartian Gabriela Glaser Cesar Farias Gerard Mathieu Leman Albert Theodor Otto Von Emmich Prussian but German general VS. Erich Ludendorff July 29 - 30, 1914
Emperor William II of Germany and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia Tsar Nicholas of Russia Emperor William II of Germany By the end of the V-bombardment 92 Allied soldiers were killed and 336 were wounded. 1,158 Belgian citizens were killed or wounded with 82,700 buildings damaged. August 2, 1914 Germany demands the Belgium lets them through and Belgium of course says no and then Germany is like "whatever, I do what I want" and then they invade anyways. August 3, 1914 Germany declares war on France August 4, 1914 Britain declares war on Germany August 5, 1914 August 5, 1914 The Battle Of Liege officially starts August 6, 1914 German Army General calls in for airplanes to bomb the railroad tracks. August 7, 1914 German soldiers march from fort to fort through where the Belgians planned to build rifle trenches but had not yet done so and then continued into the city forcing the Belgian Garrison to surrender. August 9, 1914 Howitzer gun is introduced to Allies for the 1st time. August 16, 1914 Germany finally wins out. Duffy, Michael. "Firstworldwar.com." Reading. First World War. First World War.com. Web. 21 Jan. 2013. August 17, 1914 The German Army begins to carry out the rest of the Schlieffen Plan. Leading them to Antwerp. "The History Place - World War I Timeline - 1914 - War Erupts." The History Place - World War I Timeline - 1914 - War Erupts. N.p., 2009. Web. 21 Jan. 2013. August 17, 1914 Russia invades Germany. won battle of Liège and Tannenberg "Battle of Liège." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 17 Jan. 2013. Web. 22 Jan. 2013. 1851-1920 Karl Von Bulow 1846-1921 command of the German Second Army for the invasion of Belgium given control of first and third - Schlieffen plan August 5-16 1914, "Firstworldwar.com." First World War.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Jan. 2013. first war hero 1865-1937 worked for Burlow 1848-1915 Pour le Merite award -prussias highest award commanded german troops in France german general captured the Liege forts zeppelins ground troops Countries Involved Pour le Merite award prussian german The Treaty of Paris (1839) Granted Belgium neutrality from any war between the opposing alliances. Thought Process of the German's Strategy.. fortress of Numar second army Schiefflen Plan Belgium general The main architect Count Alfred von Schiefflen with the help of Helmuth von Moltke, came up with the idea of penetrating France from the rear, by going through (neutral) Belgium. Belgium Belgium peaked too early... defense plans Belgium's plan was to hold off the Germans at Liege Advantages and Disadvantages
1) Time constraints
2) More men and firepower
3) Flexible Plan Germany 1) Tighter time constraints
2)Caught off Guard
3)Non-Flexible Plan Belgium served time in the prussian army