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THE FIRST WORLD WAR 1914-1918: HOW AND WHY WAS IT FOUGHT?

HOW AND WHY WAS THE FIRST WORLD WAR FOUGHT?

Reasons for going to war
If France were defeated, Germany would accomplish European
domination and British interests would suffer.
Germany was becoming an increasing threat: aggressive diplomatic
initiative and speeches…

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Ludendorff decided to go on the attack, and brought more men in.
Battle at Amiens: 1918: German breakthrough, but were stopped
heroically by the Fr and Br and German offensive ended.
Ludendorff called a second offensive! And the British lost all gains from
the previous year but had suffered 800,000…

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Punishment: controversial! The death penalty was still widely used and
accepted: 246 executed for murder or desertion, however, many were
repeated offenders.
Field punishment: being tied up to a stationary object (normally wheel).
Most common punishment: confined to the barracks on loss of pay and
doing the unpleasant jobs.
Discipline…

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