IWM Staff. During the first years of the war, thousands of lives were lost as both sides attempted nineteenth century-style frontal attacks against twentieth century defences. August 6-17, 1916: Culloden 1745 , which marked the end of the Jacobite rebellion.
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Together with the continuing failure at Gallipoli, increasing dissatisfaction with Kitchener among his colleagues, and a sense that the war effort lacked political direction, this provoked a change of government. Undaunted, the South Africans held on.
July 1, 1916-Nov 18, 1916: The German Army achieved unprecedented gains measured in miles rather than yards. The pre-war British Army was small, efficient and well-experienced.
Russia made initial headway on the South-Western Front but a series of fierce Austro-German counter-attacks drove them back beyond their start line. Before World War One began, men were thought of as the 'breadwinners', bringing in the weekly wage.
When the advance slowed, the operation was ended on August 11, prompting Ludendorff to concede Germany could no longer win the war. Its unprecedented creation of a mass army was a major strain, and victory required progressive government involvement in economic and social matters.
Silbey, David: But forewarned, the French met the attack head-on and held it on the river. To pay for the war, the Asquith Coalition also supplemented its overseas borrowing with increased domestic taxation and war loans, which would increase in importance during the rest of the war.
Shells were screaming around us and machine guns kept flicking, but I had to halt the whole column several times on account of the fatigue of the men. In June 1917 he had been awarded the Victoria Cross after personally leading artillery and infantry teams to secure captured enemy guns under relentless heavy fire.