World War One

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


World War One – Zeppelin Raids

World War One – Zeppelin Raids

On the morning of January 19th 1915 two German Zeppelin airships, the L3 and L4 took off from Fuhlsbüttel in Germany. Both airships carried 30 hours of fuel, 8 bombs and 25 incendiary devices. They had been given permission by the Emperor Wilhelm II to attack military...
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...

WW1 Trenches: The Heart of Battle

WW1 Trenches: The Central Nervous System of Battle Trench warfare characterized 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...
World War One – Theatres of War

World War One – Theatres of War

The Theatres of War of the First World War are listed in this article, particularly those on the Western Front in France, Belgium, and elsewhere. Although World War One was a world war, most of the fighting was confined to a few key areas. These areas are usually...
World War One – Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

World War One – Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

The 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...

World War One – Causes

Are you a teacher or student who needs worksheets, activities, or other teaching/learning material related to World War One? Click here to find dozens of teaching resources. We also recommend the book The Yanks Are Coming! A Military HIstory of the United States...

World War One Timeline

A Comprehensive 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...
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