Case Study on First World War Assignment PDF

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THE FIRST WORLD WAR
ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................3MAIN BODY...................................................................................................................................3‘Lions led by donkeys.’ How far was this a fair assessment of British military leadershipduring the First World War?...................................................................................................4CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................8REFERENCE...................................................................................................................................9
INTRODUCTIONOne of the deadliest conflict, First World War can be known as global war which mainlyoriginated in Europe. It started from 28thJuly, 1914 to 11thNovember, 1918. Overall people thatgets affected or died were in the amount of a hundred million (combatants and public). Newtechnology along with the developments led militaries to face or go through millions of deaths(Strachan, 2014). This took place because of gruelling trench warfare. Main reason behind thereason of First World War start was the murder of Franz Ferdinand (Heir Presumptive) who gotkilled by Gavrilo Princip (Member of Young Bosnia). Another reason behind this wasparticipation of major political alterations, considering revolutions of 1917 to 1923.Report willfocus on specific topic and i.e. fighting a total war: armies, operations and technologies. Thiswill aid in gaining in depth knowledge. Furthermore, this assignment focuses reasons that letGermany towards failure in war.MAIN BODYFIGHTING A TOTAL WAR: ARMIES, OPERATIONS AND TECHNOLOGIESWorld War 1 is considered as the longest violence on Europe which entangled the entireworld in the conflict. It has broken empires, infrastructures and kills millions of people includingcombatant. It also leads to launch new technology in military and take nations onto theinternational stage. On 28 June 1914, Assassination of Franz Ferdinand was happened whenTheBalkan states of Bosnia and Herzegovina was annexed fromTurkey as well as taken into Austro-Hungarian Empire(Hall, 2018). Gavrilo Princip who was a Serbian nationalist student hadassassinated the Austrian Archduke Ferdinand when he had decided to visit Austro-Hungariantroops in Bosnia. Thus, due to this case, after a month i.e. on 28thJuly 1914, Austria had declaredwar on Serbia. The reason behind that rulers of Austria had blamed to Serbian Government forassassination of Franz Ferdinand. Since, at that time, Russia was allied with Serbia therefore,they had given their support to Austria for the war. Due to this reason, on 1stAug 1914,Government of Germany had also declared war on Russia.In month of August, small operations and battles had started among nations like Battle ofTannenberg. Here, Russian Army had marched into Prussia because of some difference inrailway gauge(Hughes, 2015). Due to this issue, citizens of Russia had faced difficulties to getsupplies. Thus, this battle had caused a defeat for Russians where millions of people have killed3
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