Today in the class of social sciences teacher Paqui has explained us about the projects that we have to do for last week and then we have corrected the scheme for today which is about the different stages of the first world war. It has four stages:
-1st stage: War of movement: The armies moved towards the enemy. In the western front, the German armies attacked France through Belgium And Luxembourg and arrived 40 km close to Paris. But the French and the British armies could stop the Germans at the BAttle of Marne.
-2nd stage War of attrition: In the western front the armies dug trenches from the North Sea to Switzerland and the front changed little until 1918. A few meters caused a lot of deaths and war became a torture for the soldiers.
New countries joined: Italy joined France and Great Britain. Bulgaria and the ottoman empire joined Austria-Hungary and Germany ( the central powers) A new front opened in the Balkans. The Central powers occupied Serbia and Romania. The British attacked the Ottoman Empire from Egypt and occupied Palestine, but they were defeated at Gallipoli.
-3rd stage 1917 crisis: This was the critical year for all the belligerents: soldiers' mutinies in all the fronts, the Eastern Rising in Ireland and a revolution in Russia. When the Bolsheviks tood power in óctober, They signed an agreement with Germany to stop fighting.
In the Ottoman Empire The Arab tribes revolted against the turks and the Bristish got a lot of territory Lawrence of Arabia had an important role in this uprising. The Usa Joined the war because the German naval damaged trade and the German submarines sunk the Lusitania.
Sunk of the Lusitania.
In this moment the bell has rung and we haven't had time to correct the last stage, the end of the war.
We have also copied some new words in the glossary:
- Optimistic: optimista
- Central powers: poderes centrales
- To dig: cavar
- Trench: trinchera
- Trenches warfare: guerra de trincheras
- Hand to hand combat: combate cuerpo a cuerpo
- Sniper: francotirador
- Lause/lice: piojos
- Slaughter: carnicería
- Easter Rising: levantamiento de Pascua
- Sinking: hundimiento
- Ocean liner: transatlántico
This is all!
See you tomorrow