Module 11: The Breaking of Armies

Why did the British and German armies remain cohesive, while the armies of the other Powers broke? Why did the German navy mutiny?

Read:

  • Strachan, The First World War, TBD

Watch the following YouTube video:

Participate in the Discussion Forum:

  1. List three salient facts that you learned from your reading and viewing of the material above.

  2. On my Great War blog, do a category search for the term “Mutinies” and read the posts that come up. Comment on something from one of the posts that strikes you as interesting.

  3. After you have completed all the activities in this module, post to the “What I still have questions about” link. (You can find my responses to the questions from Module 10 here.)

View my lectures: 

  • Russian collapse (pdf)

  • French Army Mutinies (pdf)

  • German Naval Mutinies (pdf)

Write a brief reflective essay on one of the following:

  • What was characteristic of the armies that mutinied in 1917?

  • Why did the British and German armies remain cohesive, while the armies of the other Powers broke?

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