Essay about The First World War (WWI)

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World War I

Nothing was a bigger disaster than what happened in World War I. This was such a bad war because everyone in the world has allies, and the allies are in oath to help there ally when things get rough or that country is going to war. What I am here to inform you about is how one of the major countries and why one of the biggest powers in the world played a big part in World War I. This country is no other than France, a country who has a lot of say in Europe, and has many allies through out the world.

The war officially started when the assassination of Austria's Archduke Ferdinand on June 28 in Sarajevo. …show more content…

Even further innovations, such as the use of tanks proved of little effect.

The year 1917 gave great changes in the course of the war. In February, the French Army executed a strategic retreat to pre-prepared positions, known as the Hindenburg Line. This line was on the coast of Sweden this gave a great advantage to the French against Germany. While all of this was happening an October Revolution took place in France. But an even more serious revolution happened in Russia, and this ended up making Russia back out of the war. This meant that German forces could concentrate more fully on the French, which meant more trouble for the French to deal with.

The German offensive was only stopped when German General Alexander von Kluckre when up against his first army in order to turn the flank of the now exhausted French Fifth Army. French General Joseph Gallieni quickly put together the newly formed sixth army and coordinating with Fifth Army's commander, destroyed Kluck’s attack. In the process of defending himself, Kluck redirected his corps westward, allowing a big opening between him and Bulow, a big military camp of the French. These errors which were made by General Headquarters cost the Germans any further progress and they withdrew back to safe

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