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World War One

The Shot Heard Around the World

World War One: The Great War

The war to end all wars devastated Eastern Europe, and also led to the end of four great empires. How could one shot, amount to this much destruction?

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Trench Warfare






On June 28, 1914 a young Serbian assassinated the heir to the Austria-Hungary throne. One month later Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, and due to alliances throughout Europe soon almost all of Europe was at odds with eachother.

The battle of SommeJune 1, 1916 was the bloodiest battle that the Allies have seen. Nearly 57,470 British soliders casualities were killed the first day. This was largly in part to the Germans using rapid fire machine guns.

During the 2nd Battle of Ypres on April 22, 1915, German forces unleashed the first round of chlorine gas against the Allies. It proved to be fatal, and gave birth to a new way of fighting: biological warfare

On November 11, 1918 the fighting stopped. A peace treaty was signed in 1919. Germany lost the war, and in the treaty was forced to take blame and pay for the damages.

Somme-day Bloody Somme-Day

The Battle of PasschendaeleThis was one of the muddiest and toughest battles of the entire war. Also called the Third Battle of Ypres, this was the last large scale offensive during this year. The fighting lasted from July-November ending when the Canadian Corps captured Passchendale. This caused the German empire to continue to fall back into Europe, and act defensively.


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