This is a 34 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War I - The Western Front. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
During the summer of 1914, men went off to participate I what they perceived to be the most glorious conflict since the Napoleonic Wars. In the eyes of many men, pride and honor glowed in competition with the excitement of a wonderful adventure and the knowledge of righting some perceived infringement on the interests of their respective nation. Within weeks, the excitement and glory gave way to horror and anonymous death, as new destructive machines of war turned fields of honor into desolate moonscapes littered with corpses and wreckage.
This new great war, called World War I, began as a local disturbance in Southern Europe but eventually spread into a worldwide struggle. Two of the bloodiest battles in history; the Battles of the Somme and Verdun were fought in World War I.
The western portion of this conflict took place mostly in Belgium and France, and started as a war of "grand maneuvers" as had been theorized before the fighting began. As more troops were poured into an increasingly cramped area, there came a time when the armies could no longer maneuver against each other so they began entrenching in the face of more and more lethal concentrations of firepower, and the war of the machines and trenches had begun.
The presentation covers the following:
The War Begins
Germany’s Schleiffen Plan
German Offensive Blunted
Battle of Ypres
First Use of Gas
Change in Tactics
2nd & 3rd Battle of Ypres
First Tank Battle
Change in Tactics
Operations Blucher & Yorck
End of Presentation
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