World War 1: A History From Beginning to End by Henry FreemanWorld War I
World War 1 was one of the bloodiest wars in modern history. At its end, it had claimed over seventeen million lives. It led to the collapse of nations, the abdication of monarchies and ended empires. Entire divisions of men perished in the pursuit of mere miles of uninhabitable wasteland –– towns were pulverized and millions displaced. It became a horrendous war of attrition, each side competing to kill as many of their foe as possible.
Inside you will read about...
✓ 1914 - Blood is spilled
✓ 1915 - The dawn of the industrialized war
✓ 1916 - Unrelenting bloodshed
✓ 1917 - Revolution, revelation and catastrophe
✓ 1918 - The great war at an end
It became the first industrialized war in history and introduced revolutionary technology into the fray. The airplane, the tank and the machine gun first saw action collectively during the conflict. It was also the first war in which poison gas was used to choke young men out of their trenches.
This book is a timeline account of the important events that shaped the First World War. It details the events and causes that led the world to war. This book covers the milestone moments, important battles, and how the outcome changed the world forever.
World War 1 facts
Join us as we learn everything there is to know in our World War 1 facts …. Lots of history books have been written on World War 1 facts and why it started. But it all boils down to the fact that Europe had split into two large families of countries. On 4 August , Germany invaded Belgium, and so, standing by its promise to stick up for Belgium, Britain declared war on Germany. The world was at war….
It ended with the defeat of the Central Powers. The war was virtually unprecedented in the slaughter, carnage, and destruction it caused. After four years of combat and the deaths of some 8. World War I combat was a clash between 19th-century tactics and 20th-century technology. Imagine an American Civil War battle with large groups of men charging across open ground except the other side has heavy artillery and machine guns.
Thanks to new military technologies and the horrors of trench warfare, World War I saw unprecedented levels of carnage and destruction. By the time the war was over and the Allied Powers claimed victory, more than 16 million people—soldiers and civilians alike—were dead. Tensions had been brewing throughout Europe—especially in the troubled Balkan region of southeast Europe—for years before World War I actually broke out. A number of alliances involving European powers, the Ottoman Empire , Russia and other parties had existed for years, but political instability in the Balkans particularly Bosnia, Serbia and Herzegovina threatened to destroy these agreements. Princip and other nationalists were struggling to end Austro-Hungarian rule over Bosnia and Herzegovina. The assassination of Franz Ferdinand set off a rapidly escalating chain of events: Austria-Hungary , like many countries around the world, blamed the Serbian government for the attack and hoped to use the incident as justification for settling the question of Serbian nationalism once and for all. Because mighty Russia supported Serbia, Austria-Hungary waited to declare war until its leaders received assurance from German leader Kaiser Wilhelm II that Germany would support their cause.
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Military deaths by country  . Military deaths by country . Serbia's reply failed to satisfy the Austrians, and the two moved to a war footing. A network of interlocking alliances enlarged the crisis from a bilateral issue in the Balkans to one involving most of Europe. By July , the great powers of Europe were divided into two coalitions: the Triple Entente —consisting of France , Russia , and Britain —and the Triple Alliance of Germany , Austria-Hungary , and Italy the Triple Alliance was only defensive in nature, allowing Italy to stay out of the war until April , when it joined the Allied Powers after its relations with Austria-Hungary deteriorated. German strategy for a war on two fronts against France and Russia was to rapidly concentrate the bulk of its army in the West to defeat France within six weeks, then shift forces to the East before Russia could fully mobilise; this was later known as the Schlieffen Plan. The war was fought in and drew upon each power's colonial empire as well, spreading the conflict to Africa and across the globe.