12. The Battle of Bolimov (January 31, 1915)
Explanation: The Battle of Bolimov is a very significant battle of World War One. It was a simple battle between Germany and Russia. Germany was continuing their attack upon the Russian city of Warsaw. The battle is well known because it is considered the first use of poisonous gasses by German military. Even though the usage of gas was somewhat of a failure, it is still considered a milestone in world war one.
1915. Photograph. Bolimov, Germany. First World War.com. Michael Duffy, 22 Sept. 2009. Web. 1 Mar. 2013.
13. Germany begins submarine warfare (February 4, 1915)
Explanation: Germany used submarines as a way of war. Submarines was somewhat new technology in the early 1900's. It was more like a ship then a modern day submarine. The Germans used the new submarine technology to attack incoming and outgoing ships near the English trading ports . They would hide underwater (undetected) and shoot missiles and guns at the ships, sinking them. Submarine warfare became a deadly trademark of the Germans.
Submarine Warfare. 1915. Photograph. English Waters. PB Works. PB Works, 8 Nov. 2010. Web. 1 Mar. 2013.
14. The Battle of Gallipoli (February 19, 1915)
Explanation: In February of 1915, the Gallipoli campaign begun. Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and France all made repeated attacks on Gallipoli. The Turks defended the Western side of the peninsula with great might, some were even instructed by the Germans. It was a long and bloody battle. Both sides dug trenches , eventually it turned into stalemate. The battle lasted most of the year, but eventually the allies gave up.
Gallipoli. 1915. Photograph. First World War.com. Michael Duffy, 22 Sept. 2009. Web. 2 Mar. 2013.
15. Second Battle of Ypres (April 22, 1915)
Explanation: The first of these began on 22nd April 1915 as a surprise attack by the German 4th Army on the French sector of the Allied Front Line. This is the first time on the western side that poisonous gas was used. It was used in a huge cloud form, which made it easy for the noxious fumes to drift away in the breeze. as a result of its devastating effect on the French the German infantry made a significant advance into Allied territory within a few hours. A few weeks after the surprise gas cloud, France and Britain fought to hold off German advances and to regain the ground that had been lost north of the city of Ypres. The battle ended on April 25, 1915.
Gas Cloud, the Second Battle of Ypres. 1915. Photograph. Ypres. First World War.com. Michael Duffy, 6 Aug. 2010. Web. 1 Mar. 2013.
16. The Battle of Neuve Chapelle (March 10, 1915)
Explanation:The Battle of Neuve Chapelle was fought between Germany and Britain. massive artillery was set off on march 10th. The German front line men suffered huge losses, and the British gained the town of Neuve Chapelle. Communications broke down and the British commanders were uncertain of what was going on in the front line. This allowed the German reserves to reach the new front lines before any continuation of the attack could be given. The allies had gained about 2 miles.
The Battle of Neuve Chapelle. 1915. Photograph. Neuve Chapelle. First World War.com. Michael Duffy, 24 Nov. 2011. Web. 1 Mar. 2013.
17. The Lusitania sunken by German submarine (May 7, 1915)
Explanation: From 1914, the Germans had been using the sneaky tactic of submarine warfare. They would sink any ships coming or going from Great Britain's ports with large amounts of missiles and bullets. On May 7, 1915, a German submarine sunk a British passenger ship that was carrying ammunition. There were 1,198 deaths, 128 of which were American citizens. The American people were outraged, and saw the destruction of the Lusitania as a threat. The American President (Woodrow Wilson) refused to enter the war from the incident, this was because America had remained neutral throughout the war. Although the sinking of the Lusitania did not cause America to enter the war, it sure sparked the idea of it.
Lusitania Headline. 1915. Photograph. Teach Peace.com. Teach Peace Foundation Copyright, 12 Oct. 2009. Web. 2 Mar. 2013.
18. The Battle of Loos (September 25, 1915)
Explanation: This Battle was fought by Britain and France who were against Germany. Britain and France were overly prepared for the battle, they brought massive artillery for the battle. The odds of Germany winning seemed very unlikely. So to counteract the huge firepower, Germany used a strong dosage of chlorine gas to make a huge gas cloud. The German eventually gained some heavy guns themselves. With the extra amount of fire arms, the Germans dominated the battlefeild, and the allies were forced to retreat.
The Battle of Loos. 1915. Photograph. Loos. First World War.com. Michael Duffy, 22 Sept. 2009. Web. 2 Mar. 2013.