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War and the final outcome.

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Question 3 - The various theatres of War and the final outcome The Western Front was the key battle in The First World War, and determined who would gain victory, but it wasn't the only influential front to contribute towards the outcome of the war. The War in the Air and the War at Sea were also important fronts and helped to win the war in Europe. The War at sea was the second most important. 300,000 German civilians died from malnutrition alone due to the Royal Navy trapping the German Navy in their ports. The War in the Air was also important because planes were used for reconnaissance on the Western Front, artillery aiming, bombing key German targets and protecting the skies above Britain from the German Air force. ...read more.


If Germany had won, they could capture all ports and use them to harbour their ships ready for an attack on Britain. If the Navy hadn't fulfilled its role in the war in Europe, Britain could have easily been cut off from supplies and ultimately forced to surrender and negotiate with the enemy. During the War at Sea, both sides dramatically improved their Navies and explored a lot of new technology to improve their ships. At one time in the First World War, Britain was believed to have only two weeks food supply left. Luckily, this never deteriorated because the British and American Navies began the Escort Service for merchant ships across the oceans. ...read more.


I believe that the Western Front and the War at Sea were the most important fronts in the First World War. Without the allied win on the Western Front, the allied army would no longer exist and the Germans would be able to gain territory in France. Then, Britain could be easily defeated or forced to surrender through siege and bombardment. The War at Sea was also very influential because it contributed to keeping Britain liberal and letting the merchant ships into British ports without being sunk or captured. The War in the Air, although it helped, was not the most important front because even without it the War could still have been won by the Allies. Max Kirk ...read more.

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