History 150: Exam 3 material
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31616 The Western Front Wartime Experiences The Western Front test questions 0 Trench warfare o The Battle of the Somme I July 1Nov 18 1916 I For the soldiers it was their first experience in the new mode of fighting I Planned a massive bombardment of German soldiers for 7 days 0 Britishled offensive with French support vs Germany 0 The tradition in recruitment for soldiers was to have them volunteer to be in the army 0 Background I August 5 1914 0 Lord Kitchener became the Secretary of War 0 Thought the war could last for 3 years 0 The war would require millions of soldiers I Put out a call for volunteers 0 The British army number 0 IA million men I Recruitment of volunteers for the British army 0 Britain did not introduce conscription a military draft until January 1916 O Sustained campaign 0 Sample recruitment posters To THE mum women or Lennon lls your lies Boyquot wearing Khaki If not don39t YOU w he should be If he does not think that you and your country are worth fighting for do you think he is m of You Don39t pity the girl who is alone her young man is probably a soldier fighting for her and her country and for H your young man neglecls his duly Io hls King and Count the lime may come when III will 1w Think I over then ask him to Join TIIE nnmggpgj O Pals Battalions I Join with your friends serve with your friends 0 Results I Important medium in World War I I They tried to get young men to volunteer for the army I Most famous was able to appeal to duty and patriotism 31616 The Western Front 0 Nearly 25 million men volunteered for the army 0 British Commander Douglas Haig I Bringing about the stalemate on the western front I Was linked to the Battle of Somme I Believed he could bring out a great victory I November 18 0 Haig called off the offensive I Results 0 Heavy rains caused Haig to call off the offensive 0 1100000 casualties 0 400000 British casualties I 125000 were killed 0 Stalemate continued I Video clip 0 Soldiers were not battle tested 0 Results of DAY 1 I JULY1 1916 0 British casualties 0 Nearly 60000 0 19204 were killed 0 The tank was more of a shock appeal than a defense mechanism to the Germans