In what year did World War 1 begin?
WW1 began in 1914 and ended in 1918. It was the most destructive conflict in human history up to that point. It involved nearly every major world power and caused an estimated 10 million military and civilian deaths. WW1 resulted in the collapse of four empires and the creation of new nations in Europe.
World War 1: The Great War
Total War – a war fought by all available resources that a nation can mobilize, including economic, industrial, and scientific resources. Trench Warfare – a type of battle in which both sides create a continuous line of trenches to protect from enemy fire. New Technology – the use of new weapons, such as machine guns, submarines, airplanes, and poison gas
What do you think was the most significant cause of World War 1?
- The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
- The rise of militarism in Europe
- The arms race between European powers
During World War 1, the French Army used pigeons as message carriers to relay information between the front lines and the command center. The first tanks were used during World War 1 and were operated by a crew of 6-11 men. Over 1.5 million horses were killed in World War 1, mostly due to artillery fire and landmines.
Did you know?
How did the development of warfare technology in World War I impact battlefield tactics?
What were some of the major turning points of World War I?
What were the main factors that led to the outbreak of World War I?
What might have happened if the Allied Powers had not been successful in World War I?
What can we learn from World War I to help prevent future wars?