World War I
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World War I originally was a conflict between two European blocs -- Britain, France and Russia (Allied Forces) against Germany, Austria-Hungary and Turkey (Central Powers). Territorial disputes, culminating in the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria, led to the war. Before it was over, the Great War became a global conflict, claiming the lives of some 10 million soldiers. The U.S. entered the war on the side of the Allied Forces on April 6, 1917.The war gave rise to new and modernized weaponry. Chlorine gas became a weapon of mass destruction, tanks made soldiers more mobile, ships sank each other with torpedoes and airplanes became part of the fighting force.The Allied Forces won and the war ended on Nov. 11, 1918. Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles in Paris on June 28, 1919. Repercussions from that treaty left Germany increasingly bitter -- setting the stage for World War II.
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Two Down to Glory- Courtesy the National Guard Bureau
British Royal Navy Division charging- Wikimedia Commons
Vickers machine gun crew with gas masks- Wikimedia Commons
US soldiers running towards a German bunker- Library of Congress, LC-USZ62-104154
British artillery at the front- National Archives and Records Administration
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"Tanks and World War One"
PBS, "The Great War"
"The Countries Involved in World War 1"
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