Western Front, the War at Sea and the War in the Air Essay

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Western Front, the War at Sea and the War in the Air

The western front was a very important part of the war. This was the main reason the war was lost by Germany. The Battle of the Somme, Verdun and trench warfare was the main reasons for the German defeat.

In September 1914, the combined French and British armies halted the German advance before Paris at the Battle of the Marne. The exhausted Germans fell back, and dug trenches protected by machine guns to defend the land that they occupied. The British and the French then dug trenches opposite the German front line and this was the beginning of trench warfare. Trench warfare was said to drag the war on a great deal. Both sides tried to make
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From late 1914 to early 1918, there was largely stalemate on the western front. The Germans and the Allies were evenly matched. Commanders such as Haig and Falkenhaym on both sides were committed to a war of attrition. The bombardments from both sides failed to cut the barbed wire and they warned the other side of an impending attack. Neither side's artillery nor infantry could breach the enemy's front line to let the cavalry through. New developments of technology were made such as gas, tanks and aircraft but this wasn't strong enough to break the stalemate. Another problem was that neither side was prepared to compromise to make peace. Stalemate was a very important part of the war due to the fact that neither side could make a breakthrough and both sides were getting frustrated. Stalemate brought in new developments, which were important, but this still couldn't break the stalemate.

The stalemate was finally broken in 1918. The German commanders Ludendorff and Hindenburg launched and attack on the Western Front in March 1918. At first the allies had to retreat until they were just a few miles away from Paris. In August 1918 Allied forces pushed exhausted Germans back. By then this included the Americans. In November 1918 the German government was faced by defeat on the Western Front and by a revolution at home. The braking of Stalemate was a sign that the war would

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