Text of Warm Up What is a stalemate? What impact might a stalemate have on a war’s progress?
Warm Up What is a stalemate? What impact might a stalemate have on a wars progress?
Answers Neither side has the advantage.both are on the defensive. A war will drag on.cost of war
WW I Weapons and Stuff
WWI Strategy and Technology Stalemate???? Machine guns Mowed down waves of soldier Artillery shells killed/hurt even more soldiers than the gun itself Aircraft Expensive but made little impact for one side or another because usually planes only fought each other leaving stalemate Poison Gas Blinded and choked victims, causing skin damage. Unpredictable weapon, wind can blow back the gas, hurting the throwers. Gas was fatal. Submarine Sank vital war supplies that were going from the allied side to the British Trench Warfare No mans land exceptionally hard to cross due to machine guns. Great defense but poor offence. Neither side gained land.
WWI Strategy and Technology Stalemate???? Machine guns Rapid fire long range weapons The shrapnel, or debris, killed more than the guns themselves Aircraft Used to observe enemy troop movements Dropped gas filled balloons Poison Gas Choked or blinded its victims with agonizing burns and blisters Could be fatal It was one of the most dreaded hazards, it was countered with gas masks Submarine German U-boats did tremendous damage to the allied side, sinking merchant ships carrying vital supplies to Britain Trench Warfare Soldiers stayed in trenches and would attack the other side; however, the enemy would counterattack -> back and forth -> many deaths, but no side had the advantage -> stalemate
Deadly new bomb Burned the skin and eyes Left soldiers paralyzed and lung-damaged Death German were the first to use in April 1915, at the Battle of Ypres.six weeks later Allies had their own
Armored Tanks Great Britain was the firstiron monsters Used along the Somme front Later made smaller and maneuverable
Airships and Airplanes Christmas Day 1914some of the first air battles fought with dirigibles(a balloon that can be steered; also called an airship) German were called Zeppelins..but were easy targetsreplaced by airplanes..especially 1917-1918
To Do Handout: A New Kind of War Part A only.
Warm Up Identify two weapons and stuff of WWI and explain their impact. To Do: Handout A New Kind of War.
Warm Up Please complete map skills on page 461 numbers 2 and 3 only
Warm Up Please take a handout Decoding a Message and complete. You may write on the handout
The following is a fictitious telegram used in the Teaching Activity with this lesson. Source: www. Nationalarchives.gov February 22, 1917 To: von Eckhardt Mexico City British crack top secret code. U.S. press may leak German plot with Mexico. Prepare to leave embassy on short notice. Bernstorff Washington, D.C
Why did the United States declare war on Germany? A. Unrestricted Submarine Warfare 1. Sinking of the Lusitania in May 1915 2. Early 1917 resume USW B.Russian Revolution C.Zimmerman Note 1. German foreign minister to German ambassador to MexicoWhat did it say?
In January of 1917, British cryptographers deciphered a telegram from German Foreign Minister Arthur Zimmermann to the German Minister to Mexico, von Eckhardt,
American a bulldog wearing a Marine helmet, chasing a dachshund wearing a German helmet.
American Poster showing a woman, a passenger from the Lusitania, submerged in water cradling an infant in her arms.
American This poster shows an image of the Statue Of Liberty as a real woman calling out for more war fund donations.
American "Help!" Red Cross recruitment poster showing a Red Cross nurse dragging a wounded soldier from the battlefield.
American " Times are hard your Majesty - you leave us nothing to do" Poster showing a devil, with two child-like devils, appealing to Kaiser Wilhelm II, who has a bloody sword extending from beneath his cape, that the Kaiser has left no work for them; on the left is a cave identified as "Gehenna Apartments", its opening covered with cobwebs, over which hangs a sign "To Let".
American A Good month's business Caricature of two devils, one of them being Kaiser Wilhelm II, looking at monthly report of murders.
British Once a German - Always a German
French On les Aura! (We'll Get 'Em!) Widely imitated recruiting poster enthusiastically urges young men to surge forward to meet the enemy. The title is from the famous order of Petain of April 1916.
German Idh Gehe Hinaus An Die Front! Hast Du Die 6 Kriegsanlethe schon gezeidhnet? (I Go to the Front - Have You Already Subscribed to the 6th War Loan?)
German Fur die Kriegsanleihe! (For the War Loan!) Cherub holding a German army helmet filled with coins beseeches us to contribute.