The Great War Terms and Concepts



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Trench Warfare tactics

dragged out the war due to effectiveness against infantry charge; tactics to defeat trench warfare included heavy artillery bombardment and frontal attaches which only resulted in huge casualties

Battle of Verdun

Germans attached a key French fortress to force the Allies into a peace settlement in February 1916; huge numbers of casualties due to superior defense over offense

Battle of Somme

British counter attach to the Battle of Verdun into German territory, Somme, also in 1916; huge numbers of casualties due to superior defense over offense




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