World War One

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

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


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 War. Click here to see our comprehensive article on World War 1. 

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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 declarations of war. The actual causes of the war are…

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Battle of Verdun

The Battle of Verdun--fought from February 21-December 18 1916 in the Western Front of France--was horrifying and hellish even by the standards of World War One. Over a 299-day-period, there were 1 million total casualties. The French were bled white, but so were the Germans. Of these, 300,000 were killed,…

Battle of The Somme

Date 1st July - 18th November 1916 Location Somme, Picardy, France War World War One Combatants Germany VS United Kingdom, France, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa Outcome Inconclusive The 1916 Battle of the Somme caused a total of 1 million casualties on all sides. the total is over a million…

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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 marked the anniversary…

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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 Wilson from the…

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World War One – End of WW1

Although America did not declare war on Germany until 1917, she had been involved in the war from the beginning supplying the allies with weapons and supplies. America was critical involved in military operations that led to the final conclusion of the Great War and was there to witness the…

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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 and industrial buildings.…

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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 prominent features of the battlefield, as they had been…

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 Artillery Line The artillery line was where the big field guns…

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