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CRISIS FOR THE ALLIES

German Troops Outnumber Allies; British Running Out of Men. Americans Resist Joining British, French Units Special to The Great War Project. (1 January) The United States approaches its involvement in the war very cautiously. Even the withdrawal of Russia from the war does not change the U.S. strategy. On the first day of the new…

MURDEROUS STALEMATE PERSISTS

Vast Bloodletting at Verdun in France, Naroch in Russia. The Most Mismanaged Battle of the War; Russian Defeat Threatens Mutiny. Special to The Great War Project (3-6 April) Significant news from the battlefields on both the Western and Eastern Fronts. In the West, the main battle is still at Verdun – which begins in February…

FRENCH PANIC AT VERDUN

Many Soldiers Terrorized, Flee Battlefield; Kaiser Arrives to Praise German Troops. Verdun on the Brink of Collapse. Special to The Great War Project. (22-25 February) By the third day of the German offensive at the French town of Verdun, German troops advance two miles. They take 3,000 French soldiers prisoner, after the Germans use their…