The Great War Terms and Concepts

Hindenburg and Ludendorff

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Hindenburg and Ludendorff

The principal field marshals, first in the East, then created the late 1915 strategy of defensive on land in the west, creating the Hindenburg line, until Russia was forced out. They then renewed unrestricted submarine warfare and launched a major offensive against British troops in France

The U-boat

Germany’s best hope of forcing Britain out of the war by starving the home front with merchant losses. After the US threatened intervention in 1915, the submarines were confined to warning before attacking ships.

French mutiny

A “strike” by French troops following heavy losses at Verdun, which forced France to act defensively while Britain launched an attack in 1917.


German weapon for attacking Great Britain from the air.

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