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The Great War. World War One - Footage. Images. World War II. The Great War . Timeline . Pre-1914. Medal of Honor Recipients - World War I. World War IMedal of Honor Recipients Listed alphabetically: Note: An asterisk in the citation indicatesthat the award was given posthumously. Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company C, 119th Infantry, 30th Division Place and date: Near Bellicourt, France, 29 September 1918 Entered service at: Memphis, Tenn G.O. No.: 59, W.D., 1919 Citation: When murderous machinegun fire at a range of 50 yards had made it impossible for his platoon to advance, and had caused the platoon to take cover Sgt. Adkinson alone, with the greatest intrepidity, rushed across the 50 yards of open ground directly into the face of the hostile machinegun kicked the gun from the parapet into the enemy trench, and at the point of the bayonet captured the 3 men manning the gun.

Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Citation: At a critical point in the action, when all the officers with his platoon had become casualties, Cpl. Rank and organization: Captain, U.S. Rank and organization: First Sergeant, U.S. World War II in Europe Timeline. Jump to: 1939 - 1940 - 1941 - 1942 - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 1918 November 11 - World War I ends with German defeat. 1919 April 28 - League of Nations founded.

June 28 - Signing of the Treaty of Versailles. 1921 July 29 - Adolf Hitler becomes leader of National Socialist (Nazi) Party. 1923 November 8/9 - Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch. 1925 July 18 - Hitler's book "Mein Kampf" published. 1926 September 8 - Germany admitted to League of Nations. 1929 October 29 - Stock Market on Wall Street crashes. 1930 September 14 - Germans elect Nazis making them the 2nd largest political party in Germany. 1932 November 8 - Franklin Roosevelt elected President of the United States. 1933 January 30 - Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany.

February 27 - The German Reichstag burns. March 12 - First concentration camp opened at Oranienburg outside Berlin. March 23 - Enabling Act gives Hitler dictatorial power. April 1 - Nazi boycott of Jewish owned shops. May 10 - Nazis burn books in Germany. World War I Time Table. Internet Modern History Sourcebook: World War I. Halsall Home | Ancient History Sourcebook | Medieval Sourcebook | Modern History Course Other History Sourcebooks: African | East Asian | Indian | Islamic | Jewish | LGBT | Women's | Global | Science See Main Page for a guide to all contents of all sections.

WEB World War I: Trenches on the Web . It is best to start at the Library Page [At] Covers many aspects of the war, with efforts at interactive presentation. WEB The World War I Document Archive [At BYU] has hundreds of documents. WEB Balkan History Documents, 1456-1997 [At Mt. WEB Steven W. Sir William Eton: A Survey of the Turkish Empire , 1799 [At This Site] Demetra Vaka: Aïshé Hanoum , c. 1888 [At this Site] Life of a Turkish woman.

Colonel L. du Couret: Justice in Arabia , c. 1890 [At this Site] Julia Pardoe: The Dancing Dervishes , 1902 [At this Site] Dr. The Young Turks: Proclamation for the Ottoman Empire , 1908 [At this Site] Old Serbian Tales: Marko and the Turks , c. 1450 [At this Site] Arthur D. Henry W. World War I. Propaganda Posters. Each of the nations which participated in World War One from 1914-18 used propaganda posters not only as a means of justifying involvement to their own populace, but also as a means of procuring men, money and resources to sustain the military campaign. In countries such as Britain the use of propaganda posters was readily understandable: in 1914 she only possessed a professional army and did not have in place a policy of national service, as was standard in other major nations such as France and Germany. Yet while the use of posters proved initially successful in Britain the numbers required for active service at the Front were such as to ultimately require the introduction of conscription.

Nevertheless recruitment posters remained in use for the duration of the war - as was indeed the case in most other countries including France, Germany and Italy. However wartime posters were not solely used to recruit men to the military cause. The Great War Web Site. World War I. The First World War, originally called the Great War, raged from 1914 to 1918. Mostly fought in western Europe in muddy, bloody trenches, WWI saw the introduction of the machine gun and poison gas into battle.

World War IWorld War I (1914-1919), was an extremely bloody war, with huge losses of life and little ground lost or won. Fought mostly by soldiers in trenches, World War I saw an estimated 10 million military deaths. Timeline of World War IWorld War I (WWI) was sparked by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 and ended with the Treaty of Versailles in 1919. Find out what happened in between these momentous events in this WWI timeline.

Pictures of World War IIn this compilation of World War I pictures, you will find historic World War I pictures showing not only soldiers in combat, but also a destroyed bridge, the Zimmermann Telegram, injured soldiers, and some people's reactions to the news of peace. WordfindWordfinds are a wonderful way to learn. About World War I. About World War I "Total War I: The Great War" by John Bourne The First World War was truly ‘the Great War’. Its origins were complex. Its scale was vast. Its conduct was intense. Its impact on military operations was revolutionary. The war was a global conflict. The war began in the Balkan cockpit of competing nationalisms and ancient ethnic rivalries. The underlying causes of these events have been intensively researched and debated. Fears were more important than ambitions.

The Austrians feared for the survival of their multi-racial Empire if they did not confront the threat of Serb nationalism and Panslavism. All governments feared their peoples. The process of expansion did not end in August 1914. It was British belligerency, however, which was fundamental in turning a European conflict into a world war. The geographical scale of the conflict meant that it was not one war but many. The first phase of the war in the west lasted until November 1914.

The British fared little better. Women in World War One. Spark Notes World War I (1914–1919) World War 1 Timeline 1914-1919 - World War I Document Archive.