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the battle lines between German armies and French/British armies with systems of trenches
Western Front
city where France outlasted Germany in a 11-month battle
Verdun
battle where Russia suffered one of its worst defeats
Tannenberg
Italy's most disastrous defeat
Caporetto
battle where Turkish troops defeated Allies
Gallipoli
British colonel who supported the Arab revolt
T.E. Lawrence
a deadlock in which neight side is able to defeat the other
stalemate
"no man's land"
the space between the front lines between the trenches
large gas-filled balloons used for bombing in the war
zeppelins
German submarines
U-boats
groups of merchant ships protected by warships
convoys
Why did the war on the Western Front turn into a stalemate?
Both armies were stronger than the other thought they would be. plus, the structure of the battlefield trenches made it almost impossible to overtake the other army's front lines.
Describe three ways new technology affected the war.
1. machine-guns mowed down more people
2. artillery made it possible to shell enemies from miles away
3. poison gas was disastrously effective
What role did Europe's overseas colonies and dominions play in World War I?
Colonial subjects were drafted to fight in Europe's armies
Why do you think most nations today have agreed to ban the use of poison gas and other chemical and biological weapons?
Their effects are disastrous, including body effects that don't kill you but linger and make your life hell.
What effect do you think news about disastrous defeats such as Tannenberg, Caporetto, or Gallipoli would have had on the attitude of people back home?
It would no doubt have been terrible for morale, and might have discouraged young soldiers from signing up for the army.