World War 1

  • Battle of Tannenberg

    Battle of Tannenberg
    Considered the most complete victory for Germany in the First World War. The Germans encircled and destroyed the Russion second army before their invasion of Prussia could really begin. Of the originla 150,000 Russian men, only around 10,000 escape while Germany suffered less than 20,000 casualties.
  • First Battle of the Marne

    First Battle of the Marne
    The First Battle of the Marne eliminated the movement warfare that had been used till now, and replaced that with Trench Warfare. The French, and allied British, haulted German forces from completing their goal of a quick easy victory in the West. When the French and British had Germans retreating, they stopped moving and dug trenches to fight back.
  • First Battle of Ypres

    First Battle of Ypres
    Ypres was located along the roads leading to the channel ports in Belgian Flanders. After Germanys failure to defeat France and the British, the race to the sea had started. This battle predicted how the rest of the battles on the western front would play out in the war, with high cassulties and participating armies fighting in trenches.
  • The Second Battle of Ypres

    The Second Battle of Ypres
    The Germans first tried out their new Chlorine Gas method of warfare. This was the only assault started by the Germans on the West Front. This use of gas started a trend for the rest fo the war.
  • Battle of Verdun

    Battle of Verdun
    The Battle of Verdun was the longest battle in the First World War. The French lost an estimated 550,000 men while the Germans lost about 434,000. No strategic or tactical advantage was gained for either Germans or the french after this battle.
  • Battle of Jutland

    Battle of Jutland
    The Battle of Jutland was the greatest Naval battle in WWI. The Germans retreated at one point to escape more losses, but proved they werent as inferior in the Navy as the British thought. The germans stalemated Britain's Navy in the battle, which was to British surprise, and was considered a win for Germany.
  • Battle of the Somme

    Battle of the Somme
    Ont the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the British lost 58,000 men (which is a single-day record). The Battle resulted in an estimated 420,000 British casualties, 200,000 french casualties, and 500,000 german casualties. The battle was ended by snow on November 18th.
  • Third Battle of Ypres

    Third Battle of Ypres
    During the Third Battle of Ypres the heavyiest rains in 30 years occured. This battle was drawn out because the allied forces were falling apart quickly. This battle was the only battle at Ypres that was not started by the Germans.
  • Battle of Cambrai

    Battle of Cambrai
    The Battle of Cambrai was the first battle where tanks were used in large force. The tanks were not considered very effective for offensive because the often malfunctioned. Both sides lost 45,000-50,000 men during the battle.
  • Second Battle of the Marne

    Second Battle of the Marne
    The Second Battle of Marne was initially suppossed to be the Germans last battle, winning the war for them. The Allied forces, in winning, made many German leaders think the war is lost. The Germans ended up losing over 160,000 men to a much lower casualties of the Allies