World War One

Articles on the causes of World War One, its battles, and its outcomes


World War One – Weapons

World War One – Weapons

For more information on ww1 weapons, get access to worksheets, study guides, infographs, and other useful material related to World War One by clicking here. During World War One a variety of weapons were used. The tried-and-true small arms and artillery were...

World War One – What is a Trench?

Trench warfare characterised much of the fighting during World War One, particularly along the Western Front. Trench systems were complicated with many interlinking lines of trenches. Front Line Trench Cross Section Artillery Line The artillery line was where the big...
World War One – Theatres of War

World War One – Theatres of War

Although World War One was a world war, most of the fighting was confined to a few key areas. These areas are usually referred to as the theatres of war. Western Front Eastern Front     Italian Front     Gallipoli     The War at Sea...
World War One – Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

World War One – Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

28th June 1914 Franz Ferdinand, aged 51, was heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire. He was married to Sophie Chotek von Chotvoka and had three children. Franz Ferdinand was, however, very unpopular because he had made it clear that once he became Emperor he would make...

World War One – Causes

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World War One – Timeline

Date Summary Detailed Information 28 June 1914 Assassination of Franz Ferdinand The Balkan states of Bosnia and Herzegovina, had been annexed from Turkey and taken into the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This was strongly resented by many Serbs and Croats and a...
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