How Did They Break The Stalemate In Ww1

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How did they break the stalemate on the Western Front? 1. Describe the new techniques and ideas used to try to break the stalemate. Why did these attempts fail? Poison Gas: Most of people assume that poison gas was used first by the German. It’s not really accurate. It was used by the French to stop the seemingly unstoppable German army advancing throughout Belgium and North-Eastern France. In one sense, it was an act of desperation but went against the 'rules' of war. However, while the French were the first to use a gas against an enemy, the Germans had been giving a great deal of thought to the use of poison gas as a way of defeating enemy. The First World War One has invented new weapons to support the front and improve the ability of killing the enemies. Among these, poison gas may be the most terrible fear of all the soldiers. It could be used on the trenches even if no attack was going on. The gas cylinders were simply placed on the front line and in front of the enemy. When the wind was deemed favourable, the cylinders were opened and gas floating with the breeze. Chlorine and phosgene gases attacked the lungs ripping the very breath out of its victims. At least a respirator provided some defense against the chlorine and phosgene gases. But mustard gas was worse. Mustard gas attacked the skin - moist skin such as the eyes, armpits, and groin. It burned its way into its victim leaving searing blisters and unimaginable pain. This gas caused both internal and external blisters on the victim within hours of being exposed to it. Such damage to the lungs and other internal organs were very painful and occasionally fatal. Many who did survive were blinded by the gas. However, poisons gas was not always a good weapon. For the attack at Loos, the British also used gas cylinders. When the wind was in a favourable direction, chlorine
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