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Erich Ludendorff strength
Good Organiser
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Erich Ludendorff Railway
used railway system to defeat Russian offensive in Poland
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Erich Ludendorff Defensive to Offensive
Ludendorff reconfigured army for an offensive warfare after years of defensive fighting.
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Erich Ludendorff Reformation of attack divisions
consisted of men under 35 & provided with best weapons & equipment. Ludendorff selected generals who had shown talent
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Operation mars Battle of Arras 1918
Second phase of the offensive operation mars launched 28th March meant to break British line at Arras  massive tactical failure. Lys April 9th another attacked launched Haig issued “Backs to the wall” message. These efforts wore out the German armi
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Ludendorff Offensive 1918
Plan created by Ludendorff to deliver knock out blow
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Ludendorff Offensive what
Bombardment of High Explosive and poison gas followed by storm troopers
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Ludendorff Offensive 3rd day
Germans broke through and created 20 mile gap
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Ludendorfff Offensive outcome
nearly successful but failed
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Edmund Allenby at 1st Battle of Ypres (1914)
Played defensive role helped to stablize front
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Edmund Allenby believed in
belief he could achieve his goal if he kept pushing, he also had an aversion to heeding advice he thought was bad.
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Edmund Allenby Qualities good
He had several qualities that showed that his general ship of sound he was well aware of the importance of good morale And his use of cavalry was always good
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Edmund Allenby Qualities bad
He had a temper And he expected people to comply with his instructions
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Phillippe Petain his tactics
realised his tactics where mistaken, Strong defensive first line, with second weak line wrong way round, Better weak 1st line + strong 2nd out of range of heavy artillery.
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Phillippe Petain his tactics
Trenches 2nd line dug deeper machine guns hidden, Petain's tactic worked
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Phillippe Petain put an emphasise on
camouflage and concealment.
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Petain launched offensive 9th may 1914
went well and they captured Vimy ridge
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Germans steal Tactics
Germans adopted pertains tactics
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Good generalship Petain
sited troops and found they had not had any leave implemented 7 days leave every four months
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Good generalship Petain rations
improved quality of rations on front line
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1917 Mutinies Nivells spring offensive
disaster, failed in all objectives and destroyed French morale
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Petain replaced neville
as commander in chief and took control
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Petain rebuilt French army
French army, and engaged successfully in the autumn + arrival of Americans helped morale.
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Ferdinand Foch felt french needed
superiority in numbers and material to gain mental superiority to defeat physically superior forces
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Ferdinand Foch believed in
superiority of the French character, faith supremacy, ability to seize the initiative.
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Ferdinand Foch Battle of the Marne 1914 seizes initiative
“My centre is giving way, my right is in retreat. Situation excellent. I attack” This was his only choice, his plan worked Germans where forces to retreat
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Ferdinand Foch Allied Commander
had to learn alliance warfare , he was responsible for BEF, Belgium forces, Foch recognised diplomacy + compromise was important
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Inadequate generalship
Allied generals unable to overcome style of warfare with current weapons. New weapons and were concepts required.
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1918 march Germans strike British at the Somme,
British outnumbered and fell back.
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Allied Conference, Doullens march 26 1918
Foch appointed supreme allied colander in chief. He successfully coordinated the forces.
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used railway system to defeat Russian offensive in Poland

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Erich Ludendorff Railway

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Ludendorff reconfigured army for an offensive warfare after years of defensive fighting.

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consisted of men under 35 & provided with best weapons & equipment. Ludendorff selected generals who had shown talent

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Second phase of the offensive operation mars launched 28th March meant to break British line at Arras  massive tactical failure. Lys April 9th another attacked launched Haig issued “Backs to the wall” message. These efforts wore out the German armi

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