when russia was in war with germany they went to france for help.
German tried to avoid war on two front because france ally with russia
Germany planned to defeated France rapidly and then turn to the eastern front for a major offensive on Russia.
In August of 1914, 1.5 million german soldiers had tramped over Belgium into northern France.
The soldiers were met by the same number of soldiers plus a small British force.
The two formed a battle line which was called the western front.
The france was no match for german at the beginning of the war.
The france were pushed back by toward Pairs by the Germans.
On september 6, the Allies attacked a large amount in the german lines northeast of Paris in the valley of the Marne River
The Germans plans was stopped at the Marne
German generals gave the order to retreat, and paris was saved.
The German came back to fight in trench warfare(was the method used by the western front.
In february of 1916 the germans launched a massive attack against the French near Verdun on the Meuse River.
Each side lost more than 300000 men during that warfare .
The British army helped the french by attacking the Germans northwest of Verdun in the valley of the somme River.
In 1919 when the Americans joined the war, they sent thousands of troops into France.
The French used the Americans to fill the gaps in their rank and fought off the germans.
In August 1918 the war took place around Amiens,france.which had 300 allied tanks that smashed through the german lines.
In January of 1919, the leaders of the victorious Allied Power met at versailles,France to talk about the peace treaties.
The war was ended with the treaty of Versailles.
France lost 20 percent of its men between the ages of 20 and 44.
German lost 15 percent its men between the ages of 20 and 44.