This was typified by the ill-fated allied landings in Turkey and the entry of Italy into the war. 1915 was to see warfare take on a new dimension with the bombing of British cities by Zeppelin airships. Germany also began U-Boat attacks on neutral shipping, a policy that would contribute to the United States entering the war. Gas was also used for the first time.The Germans utilised it with limited success against the Russian forces at Bolimov but, at the Second Battle of Ypres, the full devastating effects of gas became clear with severe losses on both British and German sides. The Italians faced awful hardships too as the twelve battles along the Isonzo River, in present day Slovenia, were to end in stalemate or disaster. The year ended with the Allies making their withdrawal from Gallipoli. In many ways that event typified their fortunes throughout 1915, small gains at an enormous cost in mens lives.
Learn the details behind the one hundred most significant breakthroughs in the history of mankind! Take a journey through history and examine the discoveries, breakthroughs and eureka moments that have transformed all of our lives for the better. Host Bill Nye travels the world, meeting eminent scientists in various fields, to explore and explain the principles behind the most significant developments in the history of mankind. Each of the 100 Greatest Discoveries, in eight different fields of knowledge, is examined both in terms of the principles and personalities involved. Over 500 years of scientific advances are distilled and presented in this accessible, entertaining series to give you a good understanding of HOW many of science s toughest riddles were solved, WHO it was that solved them, and WHY these solutions are so significant.
Using authentic newsreel footage from the era, discover the reality of life during WWII for those who remained in Britain. It was a difficult time, when every citizen had to share the nations burden, from children, hundreds of thousands of whom were evacuated from cities, to older men and women who had already served their country in previous wars, yet were called upon to form the country's last line of defence, the home guard.
Witness the mastery of the unbeaten 1966 national side in this must-have collector's pack. Take an eye-opening trip down memory lane with a bumper reproduction of the official match-day programme from July 1966, brimming with statistics and team photographs.