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A Multimedia History of World War One

A Multimedia History of World War One
Read a single page summary of the origins of the First World War - the tangled secret alliances, the royal feuds, the personalities and the seemingly inevitable series of events in June and July 1914 which culminated in the oubreak of hostilities spanning four years. Assassin's Target: Archduke Franz Ferdinand Browse a collection of some 200 contemporary photographs of the monarchs, crown princes and other assorted royalty who ruled Europe during World War One, including Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany, British King George V and Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary. Biographical Study - Kaiser Wilhelm II Read a collection of telegrams exchanged between German Kaiser Wilhelm II and Russian Tsar Nicholas II in the four days leading up to war, from 29 July to 1 August 1914, in which each seeks to persuade the other to cede their diplomatic position. The Doomed Tsar - Nicholas II of Russia

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WW1 Timeline - A detailed history of the Great War 1914-1918 The following WW1 timeline pages lay out the principal events of the Great War day by day with a year on each page. It's very easy for Europeans to get the impression that the Great War was all about digging trenches and involved the British, French, Canadians, Australians, Americans and of course the Germans. Looking at the principal events of WW1 quickly shows you why this was called a 'World War'. So many countries and so many places were involved. Not only did the war take place on the ground but also at sea and in the air; it truly was a World War. 1914 Timeline1915 Timeline1916 Timeline1917 Timeline1918 Timeline What would you have done?: Terrible choices people had to make during WW2 How could Japanese airmen “volunteer” to become Kamikaze pilots? Why did the SS believe the Nazi state’s racist values? For nearly 20 years I have tried to answer questions such as these by meeting hundreds of people from the Second World War. I was interested in what motivated the perpetrators, but I also encountered victims confronted with awful choices.

The Unsung Heroes Who Had No Choice: The War Horses of WWI The Animals in War Memorial in Hyde Park, London. As November 11th approaches, we will reflect, recall and remember our fallen soldiers. However, as animal lovers we would be remiss not to think of the unsung horse and mule heroes, those who had no choice and were suddenly involved in the unspeakable horrors of war. Trench warfare, machine guns, trench complexes and barbed wire made cavalry charges all but impossible, and the charge at Mons, in 1914, was the last employed in WWI.

WORLD WAR I World War I (1914–1918) was the first war in history to be fought by many different nations around the world. About eight million men were killed, many in horrific TRENCH WARFARE, before the ARMISTICE in 1918. Table 56. WAR AND PEACE Life In A Destroyed City: Watch the Citizens Of Berlin in July 1945 On May 2, 1945, the City of Berlin fell to Red (Soviet) Army after 16 d ays of terrible battle. Adolf Hitler would not surrender, so the fighting was taken to the streets of Berlin itself. But on April 30 Hitler committed suicide, and the German forces surrendered. Even so, the Soviet troops did not spare the people of Berlin. In revenge for the atrocities committed by the Nazis on their own people they murdered soldiers and civilians, pillaged the people and raped the women. After the Red Army finished its rampage the Soviets began to restore order.

Buddies: Soldiers and Animals in World War II Fall 1996, Vol. 28, No. 3 Buddies Soldiers and Animals in World War II By Lisa B. The Stars and Stripes: The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919 The Library of Congress From the Serial and Government Publications Division Search | Browse by Date | List of Issues From February 8, 1918, to June 13, 1919, by order of General John J. Pershing, the United States Army published a newspaper for its forces in France, The Stars and Stripes.

Outbreak and Causes of WW1: 25 facts Kids *** Outbreak of WW1 for kids: America remains NeutralAt the outbreak of WW1 President Woodrow Wilson adopted a neutral and impartial stance in an effort to keep the United States from being drawn into a foreign war. This article provides facts about the Outbreak and Causes of WW1 in the countries and continent of Europe and in the United States of America. Outbreak of WW1 for kids: Map of EuropeThe Map of Europe provides an illustration of the Central Powers that included Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey and Bulgaria (pink areas). The also map shows the countries of the Allies at the outbreak that included Russia, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal and Montenegro (orange areas).

Ghosts of Time: 39 Incredible Then & Now WWII Pictures This haunting collection of images takes us on a journey across the years, combining historical photographs with their modern-day settings. You can follow Adam Surrey’s work on Facebook: Ghosts of Time

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