The British lostmen, fell back 40 miles, and then held. To be sure, specific casualties had specific military consequences, and those military consequences had dire political outcomes.
This didn't pay off in the first years of the war, but - although the Germans were in no way implicated - the February revolution in that eventually toppled the Russian tsarist regime raised German hopes that Russia would soon withdraw from the war.
The fighting on the Eastern Front ended within a few weeks, and a peace conference began its deliberations at Brest Litovsk on 22 December Germany lost the war because it was decisively defeated by a stronger military power; it was out of soldiers and ideas, and was losing ground every day by October The German assaults on the British were ferocious—the largest of the entire war.
Germany was now a republic in the joint hands of the theoretically Marxist Social Democratic Party SPD and the theoretically monarchist army. Germany had lost the initiative, Austria-Hungary was on the verge of collapse and there was a chronic shortage of manpower.
With some 12, men at the outset, he eventually tied downor more Allied troops. It was succeeded by the democratic, yet flawed, Weimar Republic. Total deadincluding military losses 70, with the Russian forces. The Western Front became a killing machine, as neither army moved more than a few hundred yards at a time.
Despite this, communications problems and questionable command decisions cost Germany the chance of obtaining an early victory. Some say it was a standoff, but most see it as a British victory and argue it marked the point at which German morale began a permanent decline and the strategic initiative was lost, along with irreplaceable veterans and confidence.
They can make the peace that has to be made.