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The Great War

The Great War was the first global conflict of the industrial age and launched on a wave of patriotic fervour and optimism. We continue to remember all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in this Great War. Minifig Battlefields continues to produce digital visual aids to support the learning of this conflict through minifigure soldiers, trenches, battlefields, artillery and the accessories.

The Western Front

Most battles on the Western Front during WW1, such as Ypres, Verdun, Somme and Passchendaele involved trench warfare. A typical battalion would only be called upon to engage in fighting a handful of times a year, making an attack, defending against an attack or participating in a raid. 

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WW1 ARMIES

Military tactics before WW1 failed to keep pace with advances in technology. These advances, particularly on the Western Front in Europe, allowed the creation of strong defensive systems such as trenches, while barbed wire, artillery and machine guns made crossing the ground in between, ‘no-mans-land’, extremely difficult

WW1 Armies

It was into this that soldiers of the major powers on the Western Front, the Germans, the French and the British, found themselves placed in 1914, armed only with a rifle, bayonet and grenades.

From 1914 the British Empire Force included the Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders. In 1917, the United states also entered the war.

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1914 - 1916

In the first part of the WW1 1914 - 1916 Trenches and Battlefields on the Western Front were synonymous with the Great War. Most battles on the Western Front during the WW1, such as Ypres, Verdun, Somme, and Passchendaele involved trench warfare.

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WW1 WEAPONARY

Military tactics before WW1 failed to keep pace with advances in technology. These advances, particularly on the Western Front in Europe, allowed the creation of strong defensive systems such as trenches, while barbed wire, artillery and machine guns made crossing the ground in between, ‘no-mans-land’, extremely difficult

Created with specially designed minifig figures of WW1 soldiers, their weapons and artillery of the WW1 campaign

The Western Front to Verdun and the Somme

World War 1 Book
by Minifigbattlefields 

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