WW1 Trench Warfare

How did the failure of the schlieffen plan lead to the start of trench warfare?

Answer

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05/11/2012

Because the Germans could not advance any more, and the France Army could not push them back, there was a stalemate on the Western Front.

For hundreds of miles, soldiers dug trenches which would protect them from sniper (machine guns) but not from heavy artillery fire (cannons and air raids).