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1. Russia mobilizes along the German border. Germany declares war on Russia. 2. Germany declares war on France. Britain declares war on Germany. 3. The Allies defeat the Germans in the Battle of the Marne. Allied victory proves to Germany that a long war lay ahead….. on two fronts.

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    1. 1. Russia mobilizes along the German border • Germany declares war on Russia

    2. 2. Germany declares war on France • Britain declares war on Germany

    3. 3. The Allies defeat the Germans in the Battle of the Marne. • Allied victory proves to Germany that a long war lay ahead….. on two fronts

    4. 4. Machine Guns, tanks, poison gas, & airplanes are used in battles along the Western Front Germany France

    5. 4. Machine Guns, tanks, poison gas, & airplanes are used in battles along the Western Front • Western Front in France leads to the death of millions

    6. “Big Bertha” – 16.5 in. shell (1800 lbs) – 7.7 miles

    7. “Langer Max” - 15 in. shell - 29 miles

    8. “Paris Gun” – 9.4 in. (210 lbs) – 81 miles

    9. 5. Russian forces attack both Austria & Germany • Germany’s counterattack force Russian retreat out of East Prussia

    10. 6. The Allies are unable to ship war supplies to Russia’s ports • Russia is not industrialized • war effort is short of supplies & near collapse

    11. Schlieffen Plan • “End Run” by German Forces through Belgium into NE France.

    12. Trench Warfare • Located mainly in France along the “Western Front” • System of trenches designed to protect soldiers from enemy fire • Created “stale” battles fought over just yards of land

    13. No Man’s Land • The area between the trenches