World War One

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


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. The total number of both civilian and military casualties is estimated at around 37 million...
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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?...

What was the Bonus Army?

The Bonus Army consisted of a group of around 43,000 people, among which 17,000 WW1 veterans with their families who gathered during the spring and summer of 1932 in Washington D.C. They called themselves the “Bonus Expeditionary Force,” set up camps...

World War One – Bibliography

Assassination of Franz Ferdinand – Eyewitness The Black Hand – Michael Shackelford Causes of World War One – Worldwarone.com World War One Battles – Firstworldwar.com This article is part of our extensive collection of articles on the Great...
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World War One – Causes

The first world war began in August 1914. It was directly triggered by the assassination of the Austrian archduke, Franz Ferdinand and his wife, on 28th June 1914 by Bosnian revolutionary, Gavrilo Princip. This event was, however, simply the trigger that set off...
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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 nationalist...
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World War One – Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day, often referred to as Poppy Day commemorates the sacrifice made by servicemen in times of war. In the United Kingdom the day was first commemorated in 1919, when it was known as Armistice Day, with two minutes silence at 11am on 11th November. The day...
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World War One – The Treaty of Versailles

The military hostilities of World War One ended at 11am on 11th November 1918 but a final diplomatic end of the war was not reached until the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. In 1919, Lloyd George of England, Orlando of Italy, Clemenceau of France and Woodrow...
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