Genereal Von Schliefen, 1914 He unleashes the Schlieffen Plan: A plan to quickly knock France via going through Belgium, then slowing down the Russian Army.
And now, I, general Schliffen, will unfold the (failing) Schlieffen Plan on the British! 5 years, and here it comes.!
Battle of Mons, 23 August 1914 in Mons, Belgium.
Here, the British decided to build trenches and a camp, as to keep a watch for any attacking German troops. Despite being outnumbered by the Germans 10:1, the British had one secret ingredient to their hope of success: A machine gun. As inaccurate as it may be, it has a massive fire rate and has only needs to be reloaded about every hour if constantly fired.
The British Machine gun easily wiped out the solid, uniform German formation.
Ha-Ha! We British have may as well claimed victory over this battle, and maybe even war!
Oh No! We're all going to die if we continue with this tactic!
How could this be! This is impossible! We have been outnumbered (10:1) by the German troops!
Oh My God! What happened?!
No!! Not another one!!!
Yes! Go Stealth and Scattering snipers! (Maybe not me though...)
Why!!! Is this how it ends! No, I must be the one who saves us today. I'll hold off Nimy Bridge with the machine gun, whether I die doing so or not!!!
The British had been sent a message to retreat, as they were being killed off. The brave Lieutenant Maurice Dease returned mutliple times to the machine gun to keep it rolling, and got up after many hits, until his 3rd finally killed him. Private Sydney Godley took the role of being the last man to flee as he was holding Nimy Bridge off on the machine gun.
Get,... the gun... rolling... for me... argh (finally dies)
And so, Sidney truly trie this hardest to fight until the bitter end. He suffered 2 shots, but kept on fighting, until eventually a shot to his head forced him to throw the gun into the river and retreat to noa avail. After 8 hours, the Germans finally conquered Mons. He became a POW of Germany and Continued to live in the camp until was freed at the end of the war in 1918. Bu at what cost, did Germany win at? 5,000 casualties? Because of this, the Germans were weakened and eventually lost to the war thanks to the efforts of the Belgians and British in Belgium.