World War One: The Western Front

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    World War One

  • Assassination of The Archduke

    Assassination of The Archduke
    assassination of Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, by Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip set off a chain of events that ended in the outbreak of World War I.
  • Chemical Warfare

    Chemical Warfare
    The earliest military uses of chemicals were tear-inducing irritants rather than fatal or disabling poisons. During the first World War, the French army was the first to employ gas, using 26 mm grenades filled with tear gas.
    Also Known as (ethyl bromoacetate).
  • 1st Battle of the Ypres.

    1st Battle of the Ypres.
    A critical victory for the Allies, the First Battle of Ypres saw the BEF sustain 7,960 killed, 29,562 wounded, and 17,873 missing, while the French had between 50,000 and 85,000 casualties. To the north, the Belgians took 21,562 casualties during the campaign. German losses for their efforts in Flanders totaled 19,530 killed, 83,520 wounded, 31,265 missing.
    This was only the first of the Ypres. Another two were yet to occur...
  • Soldiers Picking Lice From Clothes

    Soldiers Picking Lice From Clothes
    Conditions in the trenches were miserable, with rampant dirt, vermin and disease.

    Art (02873) from the Australian War Memorial. Was painted by George Lambert.
    It reflex and shows the horrific wafare of the Anzacs at Gallipoli.
  • Poision Gas

    Poision Gas
    Poison gas (chlorine) was used for the first time at the Second Battle of Ypres in 22nd of April 1915, at ~5:00pm.
  • Gallipoli Landing

    Gallipoli Landing
    At dawn on 25 April 1915 soldiers of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) began landing on Gallipoli at North Beach and around Anzac Cove. The aim that day was to capture the heights of the Sari Bair range and then press inland to Mal Tepe to cut off Turkish reinforcements to Cape Helles.
  • Gallipoli Landing (2)

    Gallipoli Landing (2)
    From the beach, groups of men rushed up steep, scrub-covered slopes towards the high ground. Below is a Caption from General Sir Ian Hamilton. (British commander-in-chief).
    "You have got through the difficult business, now you dig, dig, dig, until you are safe.
  • VC awarded

    VC awarded
    The first Victoria Cross to be awarded at Anzac went to Lance-Corporal Walter Parker, a stretcher-bearer with the Royal Naval Division. He assisted the wounded in an isolated trench and, despite his own wounds, helped to evacuate the position.
  • Battle of the Marne

    Battle of the Marne
    The German army had planned to march through Belgium and encircle Paris in an atempt to overthrough the city. The german troops were to tied and instead took a short-cut. This was a costy mistake as the became traped by the allies.
    Battle end three days later on 9/5/15
  • Introduction of Phosgene

    Introduction of Phosgene
    Phosgene was a potent killing agent, deadlier than chlorine. It had a potential drawback in that some of the symptoms of exposure took 24 hours or more to manifest.
    Colourless and having an odor likened to "mouldy hay," phosgene was difficult to detect, making it a more effective weapon.
  • German Attack

    German Attack
    A Massive German attack was launched on the French fortress of Verdun on 21 February 1916. This was not expected an took out many of the French.
  • The Begining Of 'The Battle Of The Somme'.

    The Begining Of 'The Battle Of The Somme'.
    This date marks the start of the Somme Offensive, which is also know as The Battle Of The Somme.
  • Massacre

    In just the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the British Army suffered more than 60,000 causalities!!
  • German Command Bunker Battle Of Somme

    German Command Bunker Battle Of Somme
    In the months leading up to the Battle of the Somme in 1916, the Germans constructed trenches and dozens of shellproof bunkers.
  • Ending Of Battle of The Somme

    Ending Of Battle of The Somme
    Torrential rains in October turned the battlegrounds into a muddy quagmire and in mid-November the battle ended, with the Allies having advanced only 8km (five miles). The British suffered around 420,000 casualties, the French 195,000 and the Germans around 650,000. Only in the sense of relieving the French at Verdun can the British have claimed any measure of success.
  • More Deady Gas

    More Deady Gas
    The skin of victims of mustard gas blistered, their eyes became very sore and they began to vomit. Mustard gas caused internal and external bleeding and attacked the bronchial tubes, stripping off the mucous membrane. This was extremely painful. Fatally injured victims sometimes took four or five weeks to die of mustard gas exposure.
  • Cambrai Tank Sucsess

    Cambrai Tank Sucsess
    Members of the British Royal Navy maneuver a tank, or "landship," over a trench during the 1917 Battle of Cambrai, one of the first successful uses of the tank in World War I.
  • 2nd Battle Of The Marne

    2nd Battle Of The Marne
    On this day in 1918, near the Marne River in the Champagne region of France, the Germans begin what would be their final offensive push of World War I. This was the 2nd Battle of the Marne, the conflict ended several days later in a major victory for the Allies.
  • PEACE AT LAST. The End Of WWI:)

    PEACE AT LAST. The End Of WWI:)
    Germany signed an armistice with the Allies – the official date of the end of World War One.
    Present to this date the both The Turkish and Austrian forces had made peace.