World War I also known as the First World War or the Great War was an extremely bloody war that engulfed Europe from 1914 to 1919. More than 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died as a result of the war, a casualty rate compounded by the belligerents' technological and industrial sophistication, and tactical stalemates.
Fought mostly by soldiers in trenches, World War I saw huge losses of life and little ground lost or won. While many hoped that World War I would be "the war to end all wars," it paved the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved. In actuality, the concluding peace treaty set the stage for World War II.
There were many, many battles fought during World War I and across a number of fronts. The following is a list of the key battles fought by date, which front, and a summary of why they are important.
The presentation coves the following:
Operation Michael: Western Front: The Germans begin one final attempt to win the war before the US arrives in great numbers.
Third Battle of the Aisne: Western Front: Germany continues to try and win the war, but is growing desperate.
Second Battle of the Marne: Western Front: The last of the German offensives, it ended with the Germans no nearer to winning, an army beginning to fall apart, broken morale, and an enemy making clear strides.
Battle of Amiens: Western Front: Allied forces storm through German defenses and it’s clear who will win the war without a miracle.
This is one of several "companion" power point presentations that I offer under the heading ...World War I. Each of the Battles Listed are offered as a separate individual power point presentation as well.