Once passing Belgium, they falsely assumed they were going to sweep in and destroy france in a single blow. Since the BEF (British Expeditionary Force) had shown up, that was made impossible. 10 days after Germany’s journey to Belgium, Russia had invaded Germany with her enormous army. This forced the Germans to dive the soldiers to both sides, This doomed Germany up until Russia had the revolution. So, although she could have won the war from the start, she lost in the Spring
World War II is arguably one of the most influential points in modern history. It was a huge turning point for every single country involved in it. The war resulted in a number of different things for each country. There were many costs from World War II. They were things that damaged the countries financially, and emotionally.
At first, General Currie objected as he predicted that it would cost about 16 000 lives for no strategic gain, but had no other choice than to agree to Haig’s orders, considering that Canada was allied with Britain. On October 26th, Canada goes out to fight in the Battle of Passchendaele. The battle was not only horrific and tough; it also became extremely hard to fight due to the poor weather conditions. There were unusual periods of constant heavy rain, making the ground terribly muddy. This made the movement for the soldiers tremendously difficult.
The Japanese army consisted of 50,000 to 60,000 soldiers who were all well trained and toughened by years of war in China. Compared to the Allied troops who only had a combined total of 14, 000 troops, 1,975 of them being Canadian, the Japanese army had a huge advantage in numbers. Due to the overwhelming number of Japanese soldiers, reinforcements were always available. This benefited the Japanese because while charging at defending machine guns “[they] went down like wheat and still kept coming.” Furthermore, the Japanese military force had full air domination after the targeted Royal Air Force planes were destroyed. The combination of countless well trained veterans and a strong air force was prominent during the invasion of Hong Kong.
This was a huge help to the invasion as pilots claimed hundreds of railcars and locomotives loaded with munitions, supplies, and troops. In turn, the attacks demoralized German forces and caused them to have delayed reinforcements to the Overlord areas. With every bit of German support gone, the Allied Air Force had also suffered its losses. Many Allied pilots knew that it was tough exclaiming “we’re killing them as fast as they come at us, but [the Allied forces] can’t hold out much longer” (116). In the
World War One had a devastating impact on Germany. Throughout World War One, the people of Germany had been led to believe by their government that they were winning the war. Government propaganda had been used to great effect. Only the military leaders like Ludendorff and Hindenburg knew the true state of Germany’s military dilemma which had become even more apparent when America had joined in the war in 1917. Germany itself was being starved of food and all goods as a result of the British Navy’s blockade of the northern ports.
In turn, the German forces captured two villages, abandoned weapons, and three miles of territory. The German Army launched another attack two days later on Canadian soldiers north of Ypres, which would be used by the Allies to create propaganda against the Central Powers. Subsequently, the Allies retaliated in a tic-for-tac manner by engaging in their own chemical offensives. In September 1915, “the British released a mixture of chlorine gas and smoke from artificial smoke candles over the German lines for about forty minutes before commencing an infantry assault.” Unfortunately for them, the wind blew the toxic gases back to their lines and inflicted more casualties than on the Germans. Following this, both sides did not hesitate to launch chemical attacks.
Since Hitler knew that everyone was getting closer to him and coming after him that’s when he decided to do the surprise attack and start the Battle of the Bulge. By the end of the Battle of the Bulge the defeat of Hitler took place and exactly one month after the battle started it was considered ended but fighting still continued on for quite a bit of time after that. By the early days of February the front lines have returned to their original positions than when they first started on December
This way, the war rapidly escalated to the unprecedented volumes. The Germans won strategic victories by occupying strategically important economic areas and causing heavy casualties. In the course of warfare the German offensive was pushed back by a Soviet counteroffensive that had forced Nazis into attrition, which it failed to survive. All further German operations on the Soviet territories (Operation Nordlicht, Case Blue, and Operation Citadel) failed unsuccessfully (Baker 37). During the initial stages of the war, Brits much helped the Soviet Union with the tanks and aircraft.
In 1914, the First World War commenced. The outbreak of war was a result of a number of factors, however, many historians argue that German policies were the main feature for the start of the war. Therefore, this essay will address the question: to what extent did German policies lead to WWI? Firstly, it is extremely unjust to state Germany as the only country to blame for the war and make it pay the harsh punishments the Treaty of Versailles forced them to. However, it is reasonable to say that Germany is obviously one of the nations who had the most impact on the War, if not the most.