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August 14 to September 6, 1914

Battle of the Frontiers

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September 5, 1914

The Battle of the Marne

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600 Parisian taxi cabs

The Battle of the Marne

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3,000 heavy guns on each side

The Battle of the Marne

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34 German generals resigning?

The Battle of the Marne

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600,000 total casualties roughly divided equally between each side?

The Battle of the Marne

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October 8, 1914 to November 14, 1914

The First Battle of Ypres

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Belgians opened the sluice gates of the Yser River to flood the path of the Germans?

The First Battle of Ypres

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20 August 1914?

The Battle of Gumbinnen

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The 1st Russian army was attacked by the German 8th army?

The Battle of Gumbinne

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8,000 German casualties out of 30,000 attacking soldiers?

The Battle of Gumbinnen

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Paul von Hindenburg and Ludendorff were appointed after the battle?

Battle of Gumbinnen

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Russians failed to distribute code books between army's?

The Battle of Tannenberg

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The German 8th army attacks Samsanov's 2nd army?

The Battle of Tannenburg

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50,000 Russians killed and 100,000 taken prisoner?

The Battle of Tannenberg

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Forced the transfer of 90,000 German soldiers from the Western Front?

The Battle of Gumbinnen

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117,000 Soldiers surrounded inside a fortress?

Przemysl

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March 22, 1915 the fortress surrenders?

The fortress of Przemysl

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Spurred the Germans to swith their main focus from the Wester Front to the Eastern Front?

Przemysl

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December 22, 1914?

Battle of Sarikamish

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Temperatures hits -30 degrees Farenheit?

The Battle of Sarikamish

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Ten days of fighting between the Russian Caucasus army and the Turks?

The Battle of Sarikamish

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Supply problems and the cold force the Turkish to retreat?

The Battle of Sarikamish

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80,000 out of 120,000 invading Turks are casualties?

The Battle of Sarikamish

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The first great Ottoman Empire?

The Battle of Sarikamish

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February-December 1915?

The Battle of Gallipoli

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April 25, 1915 Entente forces land on the peninsula?

The Battle of Gallipoli

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The Ottoman Army holds the invading forces close to the shore for eight months?

The Battle of Gallipoli

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ANZAC forces?

The Battle of Gallipoli

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Causes Bulgaria to join the Central Powers?

The Battle of Gallipoli

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By December 1915 the Allies have suffered 230,000 casualties?

The Battle of Gallipoli

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By December 1915 5the Ottomans have suffered 300,000 casualties?

The Battle of Gallipoli

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February 1916, Eastern Front?

Erzerum

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The Russians attack from all sides capturing all Turkish artillery in the region in five days?

Ezerum

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160,000 insurgents in protests against conscription?

The Grand Riviere uprising

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14 Battalions and numerous cossacks to put down?

Russian Central Asia rebellions

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January-April 1915

Carpathian Mountains

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140,000 Russian prisoners taken in two days?

The Gorlice Tarnow Offensive

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May 2, 1915

The Gorlice-Tarnow

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1.4 million Russian casualties over half of which were POW's?

The Gorlice-Tarnow Offensive

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Gave the Germans all of Poland and large parts of Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine?

The Gorlice-Tarnow Offensive

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Caused the Great Retreat in Russia?

The Gorlice Tarnow Offensive

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Drove 6 million refugees from Eastern Russia?

The Gorlice Tarnow Offensive

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Britain joined the French attack at Champagne?

The Third Battle of Artois

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The British used chlorine gas for the first time rather unsuccessfully?

The Third Battle of Artois

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The British use airplanes to locate targets for artillery and to conduct the first successful tactical bombing raids in history?

The Third Battle of Artois

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September 25, 1915 to October 14, 1915?

The Third Battle of Artois

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The French lost 200,000 casualties, the Germans 60,000 and the British 50,000?

The Third Battle of Artois

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February 21, 1916 bombardment of 1200 guns?

The Battle of Verdun

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French Premier Aristide Briand insisted that the city be held over Joffre's objections?

The Battle of Verdun

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The German 5th army rains 17 and 1/2 railway wagons of shells in one day on French trenches and forts?

The Battle of Verdun

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Between February and December 1916 10 million artillery shells and 1.35 million tons of steel?

The Battle of Verdun

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German attackers use the flamethrower or the first time?

The Battle of Verdun

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German attackers use phosgene gas for the first time?

The Battle of Verdun

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The Germans hoped to destroy the main railway line leading to the city?

The Battle of Verdun

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The French used 3,500 trucks and 9,000 men to run supplies?

The Battle of Verdun

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1700 trucks per day?

The Battle of Verdun

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58% of all German deaths attributed to artillery?

The Battle of Verdun

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362,000 French casualties and 336,000 German with 40% of those deaths?

The Battle of Verdun

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Frequent French troop rotation system?

The Battle of Verdun

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German goals were to take the city or inflict higher French casualties?

The Battle of Verdun

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52 French divisions fought at this battle suffering 150,000 casualties by May 26, 1916?

The Battle of Verdun

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Mach 18, 1916

The Lake Narocz offensive

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350,000 Russian troops against 75,000 Germans?

The Lake Narocz offensive

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The Russians had 3x more artillery than the Germans?

Lake Narocz offensive

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Russians lost 100,000 and 20,000 German casualties?

The Lake Narocz Offensive

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Lead by General Alexei Brusilov?

The Brusilov Offensive

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Russia had 600000 men to Austria's 500,000?

The Brusilov Offensive

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June 4, 1916

The Brusilov Offensive

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200,000 Austrian prisoners within a week?

The Brusilov Offensive

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Forced the Austrians to take 8 divisions from the Italian front?

The Brusilov Offensive

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July 1, 1916

The Battle of the Somme

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Thirteen British and eleven French divisions

The Battle of the Somme

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Opened with a bombardment of 1437 British guns?

The Battle of the Somme

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1.5 million shells during the preliminary bombardment?

The Battle of the Somme

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The British suffered 20,000 dead on the first day?

The Battle of the Somme

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Hiag launched 46 attacks by individual corps over the next ten days after July 1?

The Battle of the Somme

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September 15 saw the use of the tank for the first time advancing 3.5 kilometers?

The Battle of the Somme

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The British advantage in air power was negated by the bad weather?

The Battle of the Somme

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The French took 194,500 casualties?

The Battle of the Somme

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The British took 432,000 casualties?

The Battle of the Somme

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The British suffered 432,000 casualties?

The Battle of the Somme

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Convinced Romania to enter the war on the side of the Allies?

The Brusilov Offensive

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May 31-June 1, 1916

The Battle of the Jutland

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100,000 men in 250 ships in a 72 hour battle?

The Battle of Jutland

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How many days behind is the Russian calander?

Thirteen days

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What days did Russia never have?

Feb 2-13, 1918

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April 9, 1917

The Battle of Ypres

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The British and Canadians on the Western Front?

The Battle of Arras

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The Canadian corps captures Vimy Ridge?

The Battle of Arras

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150,000 casualties to both sides?

The Battle of Arras

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Lead by General Nivelle?

The Battle of Chemin des Dames

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132 French tanks half of which were destroyed the other half broke down?

The Battle of Chemin des Dames

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20,000 German prisoners were taken?

The Battle of Chemin des Dames

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Within 5 days the French suffered 130,000 casualties?

The Battle of Chemin des Dames

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By May 20, 1917 the French casualties had reached 20%

The Battle of Chemin des Dames

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July 1917

The Third Battle of Ypres

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4 million British shells?

The Third Battle of Ypres

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70,000 British dead and 170,000 wounded after three months?

The Third Battle of Ypres

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Put the British in a position unable to launch another offensive in 1917?

The Third Battle of Ypres

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August-September 1917?

The Eleventh Batt;e pf Ospmzp

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Hyped as the decisive last battle on the Italian front?

The Eleventh Battle of Isonzo River

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The Italians suffered 100,000 casualties?

The Third Battle of the Isonzo River

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March 21, 1918?

Operation Michael

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/Tear gas shells were fired at the same time as phosgene gas

Operation Michael

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Caused the British to take 40000 casualties on the first day?

Operation Michael

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Cost the Germans 800,000 casualties?

Operation Michael

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The turning point in the war?

The Second Battle of the Marne

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July 15, 1918

The Second Battle of the Marne

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Cost the Austrians 140,000 men

The Battle of Piave

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July 1918, Italian Front

The Battle of Piave

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Caused 200,000 Austrian soldiers to desert?

The Battle of Piave