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The Failure of the Schlieffen Plan

The Schlieffen Plan was created by General Count Alfred von Schlieffen in December 1905. The
Schlieffen Plan was the operational plan for a designated attack on France once Russia, in response…

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Trench Warfare

Trench Warfare created Deadlock
1) The Generals in charged, including Sir John French, weren't used to this type of fighting.
They knew more about the type of battles where everyone met up on a big…

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Guards spotted attacks form the other side
Trenches led back from the frontline to bring in men and supplies
Trenches were protected by barbed wire.
...and difficult to attack.
Artillery was meant to break through the enemy's…

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5) Communication: In 1914 both radios and telephones were the main ways of
communication. These were very vital for the troops in trenches. However, that did not
mean that messengers, dogs and pigeons were out of business.…

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climbing out from the protection of their deep bunkers to man the smashedin trenches and, most
crucially, their strategicallyplaced machine gun positions. This had devastating consequences for
most of the men in the British battalions advancing towards…

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