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The conflict on the Western Front of Europe during WWI
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on Apr 5, 2011
Last updated: 04/07/11 at 08:14 AM
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The Germans launch their last major offensive on the Western Front. It marks the victory of the allies and the turn of the tide in the war.
The British and French launch the Somme offensive in response to the German Verdun offensive. This stopped Germany's advance into France.
Germans attack the French fortress of Verdun in an attempt to demoralize the enemy by capturing a major location. This resulted in an overall failure due to massive German losses.
The first military actions on the western front were when German troops from seven armies moved into Luxembourg and Belgium.
In Allied and Central nations, massive amounts of troops mobilize for what was thought to be a quick and easy conflict. This impression that soldiers was quickly replaced by fear and exhaustion.