The United States and the Allies came out victorious once again but the cost of war greatly affected all the countries. Germany, Japan, and Italy now have more debts to pay and also lost much of their territory once again. The war took many lives and also ended up destroying many beautiful cities. World War II showed how not just the soldiers were affected in the war, but everyone in all the different countries were affected by the war. The fact that the result of World War II was affected by the weapons and artillery used throughout shows the importance of weapons and artillery.
These factors reflected poorly on the leadership of the German high commanders. Even though German high commanders have received much praise, they relied on the ability of senior German generals. Many commanders lacked ideas for victory and often were indecisive which led to unwillingness of using modern technology and resources to conduct a successful war effort. Commanders had little understanding on what was really needed; many only thought more men would successfully defeat the allied forces, along with an increase in firepower all which strained the troubled home nation. Not only did the war effort rely on the efficiency of the army and armed forces, but it also relied on the homefront.
The veterans have told stories about the unimaginable horrors they seen while fighting the battle. Clearly throughout this paper as I talk about all of the things the Allies did to the Germans you can infer that they Allies did in fact win, which they did. Hitler thought this surprise attack would be a great victory for the Germans. Hitler’s plan was to cut off their supplies, but things didn’t go anywhere close to how he planned them. In the beginning the surprise attack did work on the Allies, they kept fighting and eventually won this battle.
So with these battles and many other ones did not help to break stalemate. They only helped to cause more deaths and in some cases the attacking side gained only a few miles and lost thousands of men. They, however, could have helped it as they may have helped wear down the Germans and this may have helped break stalemate. NEW WEAPONRY During the course of the war both the Allies and the Germans created new weapons; like the artillery, aircraft's, the use of gas and tanks. They had to create new and better weapons to suit the new type of warfare that was taking place.
The Battle of the Bulge had a very strong lead up to the battle, had many attacks through the actual battle, and had deadly human costs to... ... middle of paper ... ...n a position where they couldn't move because the US forces surrounded the city of Bastogne. On January 1st Hitler launched an all out attack on the American and Allied armies to try and free the German troops. However, with losing so many troops and resources during the first couple weeks of the battle, the attack certainly was a failure on the German side. With constant fighting from both sides left very heavy casualties on both sides. The strong led up to the battle was certainly a key in the battle.
The weapons manufactured during World War One, such as the rifles and machine guns, forever changed warfare for the worse because these weapons were killing machines and would kill thousands. The main and most common weapon carried by soldiers during World War One was a rifle (Westwell 12). Although they were very popular, they came in a limited supply (12). Both German and American soldiers had rifles, but did not use the same types of rifles. Each country was constantly trying to make their rifles better to outdo the others.
The problem for the men on both sides was the constant fear of dying or being injured. All day and night soldiers could hear gun fire and shell explosions in the distance. It only takes one bullet to k... ... middle of paper ... ... losing. If an army does not have functioning weapons and their enemy has a great amount of newer ones, then defeat is inevitable. When the war finally ended and the allies successfully won the gruesome battle in 1918 the world was forever altered.
The Treaty of Versailles was meant to keep peace by subjugating Germany, who was seen as a threat. Despite this honest attempt at peace, the Treaty of Versailles never could have succeeded. The Treaty of Versailles failed in its attempts at peace, because by subjugating Germany’s ethnic residents, economy, and military it angered the German populace and caused another World War. World War 1 was a large-scale war in which a single assassination escalated into a massacre of over 30 million lives. The war escalated so fast due to the network of alliances in Europe.
But, the war simply remained a draw. Trench warfare prolonged World War I by a causing a bloody stalemate where millions died from modern weapons and horrid living conditions. Trench warfare had been used in past wars, but the Germans popularized this style during World War I. Germans sought to capture Paris, but faced the French at the Marne River on September 5, 1914. The French army had stopped the German advance and began to push them back (Torr, 30). The Germany army refused to give up gained territory so it dug into the ground to resist the French.
These expectations were far from reality. The experience of war at the Western front was marked with the realities of modern warfare. Indeed, the old methods of fighting yielded to a static war of attrition, characterized by great battles, such as that of the Somme in 1916. However, it was the periods spent in rest that most dramatically affected the morale of individuals over time. The ceaseless artillery bombardment and futile offences created uncertainty and frustration among soldiers in the trenches.