Spanning from 1914 to 1918, a major battle, known as the First World War was fought due to disruptions occurring in Austria surrounding the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand in June 1914. Following the First World War, unpredictability of the political and economic systems of Germany led to a Second World War that lasted from 1939 to 1945. Both wars were fought and won by strategic military alliances between different countries (Diffen). Although these wars were fought at different times and in different places, nevertheless there were some similarities between the two like how they both ended in a lot of death and destruction. One common factor in both wars was also how they both resulted in Germany being left in ruins (Diffen).
Falkenhayn believed that Verdun was so valuable to France that if Verdun fell it would change the course of the war. So the Germans started the major attack. The Germans were equipped with many artillery guns that were targeted at the Verdun region. The Germans also had over 100 planes in the area for reconnaissance. The French only had 30,000 troops to fight against the Germans.
“The Allies were joined after 1917 by the United States. The four years of the Great War was then known unprecedented levels of carnage and destruction, thanks to grueling trench warfare and the introduction of modern weaponry such as machine guns, tanks and chemical weapons.” - History.com. “Nationalism is an extreme form of patriotism and loyalty to one’s country. Nationalists place the interests of their own country above the interests of other countries. Nationalism was prevalent in early 20th century Europe and was a significant cause of World War I.
Through the cloud of dust, and after a perfectly placed barrage, the Allies advanced and by 3:50am the New Zealanders where on the crest of the ridge. The 3rd Australian division suffered badly with an attack using phosgene shells causing 500 men to be gassed and temporarily put out of action and hundreds of others who fell to shrapnel wounds. Despite the few setbacks, the Allies advanced quickly with the German frontlines being taken in just 3 hours. All objectives were secured within twelve hours of the initial explosion. The German troops launched a counter-attack which was managed and the remaining German resistance was extinguished on the 11th of June.
The trenches were ensured to be constructed in a zig-zag pattern because this design prevented a direct line of fire down a single line, if a trench were to be taken over by the enemy. Many new technological advancements had taken place during WWI, Roden’s letter had described the very minute amount of weaponry that Roden had seen. “Before attacking they used burning liquid on our trenches, and the whole line of trenches were one mass of flames for about 15 minutes. It was a marvel to see how they sent it across. It was worse than gas.” Napalm was a brand new substance that was introduced by the Germans, which was a jelly like substance that could be easily transported and when ignited, would burn ferociously for a long period of time.
Famous World War II Battles Some people say that WW II is one of the bloodiest wars. There was a lot of death from both the Allies and the Axis powers. In WW II there was lots of battles, but I 'm only going to talk about the major or famous battles like… the Battle of the Bulge, Iwo Jima,and Hurtgen Forest. these are only three of the major battles that happen during WW II. Battle of the Bulge is one of the many major battle that happened.
In this essay, I’m going to explain why the causes of world war were militarism, imperialism, nationalism, secret alliances, and the assassination of the Arch-Duke Franz Ferdinand. The most Significant of the causes of World War one had to be the secret alliance system that was in place prior to the start of the war. By the start of the 20th century, Europe found itself and separated into two sides. On one side, we have the Triple Alliance, which included Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. In the opposite side of the Triple Alliance was the Triple Entente which consisted of Great Britain, France, and Russia.
World War one, also known as the war to end all wars, lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Germany was one of the central powers in World War One. Their biggest enemy was the Allied forces. Throughout the war, many factors such as the failure of Schlieffen Plan and the unrestricted submarine warfare had brought Germany closer and closer to failure in World War one. On 11 November 1918, Germany finally surrendered .They then received a lot of consequences such as the treaty of Versailles.
Causes of world War 1 World War one was one of the largest displays of conflict that has ever happened. Never before had there been such a show of military force. World War 1 is responsible for the deaths of 37 million civilian and military casualties. The war lasted for four years, Involved 32 countries, and costed 32 billion dollars. The war had many different reasons and factors for happening, but the main cause was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary.
In 1951 a seven mile stretch of hills running north and south, the cries of men dying could be heard along with the retort of artillery and machine gun fire throughout the valley. This location of such destruction was Heartbreak Ridge, located just north of the 38th parallel the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division along with its NATO allies were making a push to take the ridge and hills to prevent the North Koreans and their Chinese allies from invading South Korea again. The month long campaign to take Heartbreak Ridge would push the U.S. and her allies to the breaking point but their sheer determination and fortitude would see them through to the end and to victory. In 1951 the Korean War has turned into a stalemate along the 38th parallel where
As well as being attacked, the United States also played the role of the attacker in August of 1945. This was a deadly nuclear bombing of the Japanese town Hiroshima. This was the first nuclear bomb ever deployed. This horrific explosion killed 90% of Hiroshima’s population, combining the 80,000 of whom the bomb killed immediately, and those who later died of radiation exposure. Three days later, another bomb was dropped Nagasaki, which killed another 40,000.
The gun was not used officially during the war, partly because of Gatling 's affiliation with the "Copperheads," a group of antiwar Democrats who opposed Lincoln 's policies and were suspected of treason. Also, he had offered to sell the gun to anyone, including the Confederacy and foreigners. Many Gatlings were sold to England, Austria, and Russia and to South American nations. Until about 1900 they were used in small wars and against small threats such as the American Indians. To compete with other machine gun manufacturers, in 1893 Gatling developed an electricity-driven gun that fired 3,000 rounds per minute, later he built an automatic gas-operated gun, however, in 1911 the U.S. Army officially declared his weapon
By this time, more than 33,771 Jews were killed. The Soviets started taking and retaking cities, launching a major counter-attack and caused Germany to abandon Moscow (The History Place, n.d.). Then one of the largest attacks on US soil was launched. The bombing of Pearl Harbor killed at least 2,000 people ( ). This event caused Britain and the United States to declare war on Japan, and Germany and Italy declared war on America.