World War One

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


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World War 1 and Woodrow Wilson

The following article on Woodrow Wilson and World War 1 is an excerpt from H.W Crocker III’s The Yanks Are Coming! A Military History of the United States in World War I. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Woodrow Wilson was not an...

What Was the American Expeditionary Force?

The American Expeditionary Force was the U.S. armed forces that were sent to fight in Europe during World War 1. It was the first time in the history of America that the U.S. sent troops abroad to help defend other countries. The U.S. started out with an army of...

How Many Americans Died in WW1?

America only joined World War 1 late in the conflict (1917) and most of its early support involved providing supplies, arms and other products to Allies.  In the end, around 4,000,000 soldiers were mobilized and 116,708 American military personnel died during World...

Who Killed Franz Ferdinand?

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, was the event that started World War 1. The assassination was planned by a group of six people (one Bosniak and five Serbs) that were part of the Young Bosnia Movement. Danilo Ilic...

What Was the Purpose of the Gallipoli Campaign?

The main purpose of the Gallipoli campaign was to end World War One quickly by creating a new war front that the Turks could not defend. The campaign took place between 25th April 1915 and 9th January 1916 and is considered to have been a great failure for the Allied...
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Effects of World War 1

The effects of World War 1 are still being felt a century after its conclusion. It was the deadliest war which involved more countries and was more expensive than any other war before it. The weapons used during WW1 were also more advanced than any previous war, using...

What Was the US Involvement in WW1?

Although the U.S. tried to remain neutral when WW1 broke out, it finally joined on April 6, 1917 after declaring war on Germany. The reason for America to become involved in WW1 was Germany’s unrestricted submarine warfare, which had already sunk several...

When Was the Treaty of Versailles Signed?

The Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919 and was a peace treaty at the end of World War I between the Allies and Germany. It was signed precisely 5 years after Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated. The other Central powers signed separate treaties and...

How Many People Died in WW1?

How Many People Died in WW1? A Look at the Numbers World War One was one of the deadliest conflicts in the history of the human race, in which over 16 million people died. By way of comparison, far more lives were lost in the Second World War than in the First (more...

Causes of World War One

World War One was sparked by the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne. But why did the death of one man result in so many countries getting involved in a worldwide war where thousands of people would lose their lives?...
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