Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tuesday, 14th of April, 2015

Hello everybody!

I'm Azahara and today it's my turn to write the journal. Today has been a different day, because Paqui hasn't come to the high school, she has gone on a trip to Toledo. Today I couldn't go to class, but my classmates have told me that they have stayed in the class with the teacher Antonio Garrido, and they have started doing the scheme of the different stages of World War 1.

World War 1 was divided into 4 stages:

  • 1st stage: War of movement (1914): the armies moved towards the enemy. Fight developed in two fronts. In the Western front the Germans attacked France through Luxembourg and Belgium (Schlieffen Plan, to take Paris: the Germans planned a short fight against France to focus in the Eastern front against Russia. This failed and they had to fight almost alone in two fronts). After the battle of Marne, the French stopped the German advance. In the Eastern Front the Russians advanced through Eastern Prussia and Galitzia. The Germans stopped them after the Battles of the Masurian Lakes and Tannenberg. 
At the end of 1914 Japan joined the Triple Entente and the Ottoman Empire joined the Central Powers. The Japanese occupied Tsingtao and they didn't do much more during the rest of the war.

    Situation at the 1st stage of WW1.


  • 2nd stage: War of attrition (1915-1916): The war fronts stabilized and didn't move since the end of 1914. Soldiers dug kilometres of trenches and tried to keep their positions. Bulgaria joined the Central Powers and Italy and Romania the Triple Entente. In the Western front the German attacked in Verdun and the French reacted at the Somme. The front didn't move, but there were around two million victims. In the Easternt front a big German offensive to the East took place and the Russiand had to retire back.
 A third 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.

Resultado de imagen de second stage of ww1 map


  • 3rd stage: crisis of 1917. There were internal problems in all the belligerent countries: soldiers' mutinies in all fronts, nationalist protests in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Easter Rising in Ireland and a revolution in Rusia: the Bolsheviks took power in October 1917 and decided to sign an agreement with the Germans to take Russia out of the war. In the Middle East, the Arab tribes revolted against the Turks and the British got a lot of territory. The USA and Greece joined the Triple Entente. 
Resultado de imagen de storming of the winter palace

STORMING OF THE WINTER PALACE (Saint Petesbourg)

  • 4th stage: end of the war (1918): two decisive facts took place:
                a) Arrival of refreshment troops from the USA.
                b) Brest-Litovsk Treaty, signed between Russia and Germany. Russia lost Poland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine.

The Germans could focus on the Western front and launched two offensives: 1st at the Somme and 2nd at the Mame. Revolts in the German army and protests against the government started in Germany. In the Eastern fron Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire surrendered. The Austro-Hungarian army collapsed in the North of Italy and the Balkans. Protests increased in Germany and Kaiser Whilem II abdicated . The republic was proclaimed and the armistice was signed at Rethondes.

Resultado de imagen de end of the WW1



2 comments:

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello Azahara,

You did a good work, but there are some spelling mistakes:

Today has been a different day, because Paqui hasn't come to the high school, she has gone on a trip to Toledo. Today I couldn't go to class, but my classmates have told me that they have stayed in class with the teacher Antonio Garrido, and they have started doing the scheme of the different stages of World War 1.

World War 1 was divided into 4 stages:


• 1st stage: War of movement (1914): the armies moved towards the enemy. Fight developed in two fronts. In the Western front the Germans attacked France through Luxembourg and Belgium (Schlieffen Plan, to take Paris: the Germans planned a short fight against France to focus in the Eastern front against Russia. This failed and they had to fight almost alone in two fronts). After the battle of Marne, the French stopped the German advance. In the Eastern Front the Russians advanced through Eastern Prussia and Galitzia. The Germans stopped them after the Battles of the Masurian Lakes and Tannenberg.
At the end of 1914 Japan joined the Triple Entente and the Ottoman Empire joined the Central Powers. The Japanese occupied Tsingtao and they didn't do much more during the rest of the war.
• 2nd stage: War of attrition (1915-1916): The war fronts stabilized and didn't move since the end of 1914. Soldiers dug kilometres of trenches and tried to keep their positions. Bulgaria joined the Central Powers and Italy and Romania the Triple Entente. In the Western front the Germans attacked in Verdun and the French reacted at the Somme. The front didn't move, but there were around two million victims. In the Eastern front a big German offensive to the East took place and thw Russians had to retire back.
A third 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: crisis of 1917. There were internal problems in all the belligerent countries: soldiers' mutinies in all fronts, nationalist protests in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Easter Rising in Ireland and a revolution in Russia: the Bolsheviks took power in October 1917 and decided to sign an agreement with the Germans to take Russia out of the war. In the Middle East, the Arab tribes revolted against the Turks and the British got a lot of territory. The USA and Greece joined the Triple Entente.
• 4th stage: end of the war (1918): two decisive facts took place:
a) Arrival of refreshment troops from the USA.
b) Brest-Litovsk Treaty, signed between Russia and Germany. Russia lost Poland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine.

The Germans could focus on the Western front and launched two offensives: 1st at the Somme and 2nd at the Mame. Revolts in the German army and protests against the government started in Germany. In the Eastern front Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire surrendered. The Austro-Hungarian army collapsed in the North of Italy and the Balkans. Protests increased in Germany and Kaiser Whilem II abdicated . The republic was proclaimed and the armistice was signed at Rethondes.


That's all. Bye!

azahara andujar said...

Thanks for your corrections Paqui, I'm sorry I couldn't correct my journl earlier, i've had some problems with my internet.