Essay about Why The Stalemate on the Western Front Was Broken

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Why The Stalemate on the Western Front Was Broken The Following Were Equally Important Reasons Why The Stalemate On The Western Front Was Broken: New technologies like the tank The American entry into the war The blockading of German ports The German Offensive of March 1918 New technologies developed during the war were a major help in breaking the stalemate. One of the most useful developed was the tank. A formidable ally in the 1st world war. The tank first appeared in September 1916, but the first designs of the tank were actually useless, they blew up to easily, were not armoured enough or…show more content…
Another huge development was that of planes. They were usually used for recognisance but because of their noise and need to fly at a low level, they were always spotted and the enemy moved position before the plane could relay the information back to it's base camp. There moment of glory was once again at the counter attack to the spring offensive, where they were used to shoot at soldiers moving across open ground. A German advance in technology was the U-boats. They were used to try and starve Britain into surrender. There were developed to blockade British ports and destroy cargo and transport ships. Their main role in breaking the stalemate was the fact that they were one of the main reasons that the Americans joined the war. The Germans nearly succeeded in starving Britain, but they blew a boat called the Lusitania in May 1915. 124 Americans were aboard the ship, all were killed. The Germans stopped the attack on the boats for a while after this, but started once again in 1917 in another attempt to starve Britain. They sunk 9 U.S ships. Initially the U.S was happy to stay out of the war and sell weapons to both sides. The U-boat attacks made them less eager to stay away. The final straw for them was the fact that ion the 1st of march, Britain released a document that was intercepted, travelling between the German foreign minister Zimmerman and the German Embassy in
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