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World War One: 1914-18 - Battles Of 1914 And 1915 On The Western Front
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World War One: 1914-18 - Battles Of 1914 And 1915 On The Western Front

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1914 saw the end of the type of moving warfare begun by the Germans in their invasion of Belgium in August. By the end of the year trench warfare had begun, with the trench line extending from the Channel coast to the Swiss frontier. Thus the battles of 1915 on the Western Front were attempts by both sides to break out of this.

1.
In 1915 the new British air force came into its own. What was it called?
The Royal Air Force
The Royal Flying Corps
The Royal Air Corps
The Royal Aircraft Force
The new air force could attack from the air, and provide useful information about enemy troop deployments to assist - for example - the Royal Artillery
2.
Which Belgian city held out for 12 days against the Germans' Schlieffen Plan advance, thus forcing first, alterations to the plan and secondly, its abandonment?
Namur
Brussels
Liege
Leuven
The Germans had expected limited Belgian resistance, so a 12 day delay helped the British army to begin to land in France, and the French troops to deploy forward
3.
The British force that arrived in France and Belgium during August 1914 consisted of almost the whole of the regular army, and numbered about 125,000 men. By what name was it known?
The British Task Force
The British Expeditionary Force
The British Spearhead Force
The British Relief Force
Britain - unlike all of the other powers involved in the fighting - had no conscription so her contribution was much smaller, at least in 1914 and 1915. The Kaiser referred to it contemptuously as "a contemptible little army"
4.
Which British politician was given the new post of Munitions Minister, tasked with increasing rapidly the supply of shells and other weapons to the forces on the ground in Northern France?
Herbert Asquith
Winston Churchill
David Lloyd George
Sir Edward Grey
Newspapers like the "Daily Mail" complained that the troops at the front were being let down by the political leadership at home - particularly through the failure to produce sufficient munitions
5.
Which German army leader replaced Moltke in September 1914 as Chief of the German General Staff?
Falkenhayn
Hindenburg
Ludendorff
Groener
Moltke was disgraced by the failure of the Schlieffen Plan
6.
Which Belgian town was the center of four battles in the Great War, the second of which erupted in April 1915?
Ypres
Loos
Mons
Ostend
This town lay close to the Channel coast. The Germans tried repeatedly to reach the sea, in an attempt to prevent more British reinforcements from getting to the front
7.
In September 1915 British forces unleashed a new deadly weapon for the first time, which had already been used by the Germans on another occasion. What was this weapon?
Poison gas
Flamethrowers
Shrapnel
Machine-guns
Both sides tried to deploy increasingly deadly weapons of war in the hope that this might break the deadlock
8.
A major battle started in Belgium in September 1915. What was its name?
Loos
The Third Battle of Ypres
Bruges
The Ardennes
Even after more than a year of war both high commands could only imagine a war of attrition as a way out of the trenches and towards victory
9.
Who was the French commander on the Western Front at this time?
Petain
Nivelle
Foch
Joffre
The French commander-in-chief lead huge forces, greatly in excess of the British army
10.
At the end of 1915 Field Marshal French, commander of British forces in France, was dismissed. Who was his successor?
General Byng
General Haig
General Wilson
General Hamilton
French was considered to have failed, and to be lacking in fresh ideas. However, none of his possible replacements had any new ideas either
Author:  Edward Towne

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