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  World War I - MSN Encarta
World War I, military conflict, from August 1914 to November 1918, that involved many of the countries of Europe as well as the United States and other nations throughout the world.
World War I was one of the most violent and destructive wars in European history.
The immediate cause of the war was the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand, the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, by a Serbian nationalist.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761569981/World_War_I.html   (1333 words)

  
  World War I - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some war memorials date the end of the war as being when the Versailles treaty was signed in 1919; by contrast, most commemorations of the war’s end concentrate on the armistice of November 11, 1918.
With World War I in progress, the Turks accused the (Christian) Armenians as liable to ally with Russia, and used it as a pretext to deal with the entire Armenian population as an enemy within their empire.
During the war, the Haber process of nitrogen fixation was employed to provide the German forces with a continuing supply of powder for the ongoing conflict in the face of British naval control over the trade routes for naturally occurring nitrates.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/World_War_I   (10350 words)

  
 World War 2 Insightful Essays
Causes of World War 2 - the root causes of World War 2.
From the ancient spear to today's GPS-guided bomb, many wars saw the appearance of new weapons based on amazing technologies, but none saw such a dramatic and diverse flow of exciting new scientific developments and new weapons as World War 2.
Kamikaze pilots - suicide warfare in World War 2, and its military and cultural rationale.
www.2worldwar2.com   (833 words)

  
 World War I. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
World War I was immediately precipitated by the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary by a Serbian nationalist in 1914.
World War I and the resulting peace treaties (see Versailles, Treaty of; Saint-Germain, Treaty of; Trianon, Treaty of; Neuilly, Treaty of; Sèvres, Treaty of) radically changed the face of Europe and precipitated political, social, and economic changes.
Yet when World War I ended, the immense suffering it had caused gave rise to a general revulsion to any kind of war, and a large part of mankind placed its hopes in the newly created League of Nations.
www.bartleby.com /65/ww/WW1.html   (2295 words)

  
 World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The war triggered an international outcry and on December 14 the Soviet Union was expelled from the League of Nations.
The North African war proved to be a disaster for Italy, and when the Allies invaded Sicily on July 10 in Operation Husky, capturing the island in a little over a month, the regime of Benito Mussolini collapsed.
It was one of the bloodiest sieges of the war.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/World_War_II   (8402 words)

  
 World War I. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
A war fought from 1914 to 1918 between the Allies, notably Britain, France, Russia, and Italy (which entered in 1915), and the Central Powers: Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire.
The government leaders of World War I included Georges Clemenceau of France, David Lloyd George of Britain, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, and Woodrow Wilson of the United States.
World War I was known as the Great War, or the World War, until World War II broke out.
www.bartleby.com /59/10/worldwari.html   (443 words)

  
 World War I - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
World War I was created in 1972 by Myanmar documentary director George Lucas to further cash in on the popularity of the smash hit World War II.
World War 1 was started with the assassination of the Duke of Austria, whom was the ingition of the war which took place between Austria and Serbia.
World War I features some other familiar faces, Winston Churchill, who in WWII becomes a major leader, is depicted as a younger, lower-level First Lord of the Admiralty, under the tutelage of his master David Lloyd George.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/World_War_I   (1529 words)

  
 World War I   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When World War II erupted in Europe in 1939, Remarque told reporters, "I think there is no reason in the whole world for any war...This will not be a war on the front.
This was intended to prevent wars like World War I. 11) Self-Determination- Self-determination is the freedom of a group of people to determine their own political status.
This was proposed by President Wilson for ethnic groups in Austria-Hungary after World War I. 12) League of Nations- The League of Nations was an organization proposed by President Woodrow Willson after World War I. This was in the hopes of joining nations together for a peace and security.
www.warwick.k12.pa.us /hs/hssocstudies/blose/amcult2/ww1.html   (4738 words)

  
 World War I - Trenches on the Web
The trenches are set up in such a way as to allow you to explore the "The Great War" at your own pace and in your own manner.
News on World War I events, Literary and Essay Awards, plus excellent resources and assistance for teachers and resources.
Be aware that should you come to grievous bodily harm as a result of the information presented here, or worse yet, you get a World War I question wrong on Final Jeopardy, just remember you were warned so we won't be held accountable.
www.worldwar1.com   (741 words)

  
 ABC 7 News - National Museum for World War I Opens in Missouri   (Site not responding. Last check: )
World War I ended nearly 90 years ago, only a few of its U.S. veterans are still alive, and about a decade ago, its national monument was closed after years of neglect and deterioration.
But this weekend, the "war to end all wars" takes center stage when the National World War I Museum opens, giving the public a chance to learn about - and from - the conflict that catapulted the United States toward superpower status.
Kansas City has been home to the nation's World War I memorial since the 1920s, when the community raised money to honor more than 400 residents who died in the conflict.
www.wjla.com /news/stories/1206/377320.html   (661 words)

  
 Tulane Manuscripts Department - World War I   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Of special interest are two letters written during World War I that reflect the conditions of civilians in France during the conflict.
She returned to America from World War I a war heroine, the only American woman in the war to earn France’s highest medal for courage, the Croix de Guerre.
Principally six diaries of Wolff, a German citizen working in England at the outbreak of World War I. He was imprisoned for the duration of the war and recorded his prison treatment, living conditions, and activities.
www.tulane.edu /~lmiller/WWI.htm   (2104 words)

  
 First World War [Australian War Memorial]
In March 1918 the German army launched its final offensive of the war, hoping for a decisive victory before the military and industrial strength of the United States could be fully mobilised in support of the allies.
The First World War was the first armed conflict in which aircraft were used; about 3,000 Australian airmen served in the Middle East and France with the Australian Flying Corps, mainly in observation capacities or providing infantry support.
When the war ended, thousands of ex-servicemen, many disabled with physical or emotional wounds, had to be re-integrated into a society which was keen to consign the war to the past and resume normal life.
www.awm.gov.au /atwar/ww1.htm   (1334 words)

  
 BBC News | World War I | The Great War: 80 years on
It is 80 years since the armistice silenced the guns of World War I. The war lasted from 1914-18, claimed 10 million lives and forever changed the political map of Europe.
World War I was a struggle between Europe's great powers grouped into two hostile alliances.
Unique World War I poetry manuscripts and other archive material can now be accessed on the Internet.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/special_report/1998/10/98/world_war_i/197437.stm   (247 words)

  
 Veterans Museum & Memorial Center, In Memoriam, World War I, 1917 - 1918
Between the War for Independence and Operation Iraqi Freedom, the armed forces of the United States have participated in twenty-one principal wars and in numerous smaller conflicts and operations.
Nevertheless, President Wilson had been eager since early in the war to serve as an impartial mediator to bring the conflict to a definitive end, and he came to the realization as the war dragged on that American participation in the combat would be his only sure entrée to peace negotiations.
Rather than the permanent peace that should have provided a fitting legacy to the "war to end all wars," Woodrow Wilson's ambitious and idealistic plan to shape the postwar world yielded a deeply flawed peace that lasted less than twenty years before the world was engulfed by war once again.
www.veteranmuseum.org /worldwar-one.html   (943 words)

  
 World War I, Links to Other Resources
Documents of World War I assembled by Vincent Ferraro of Mount Holyoke College.
World War I History Commission Questionnaires of the State of Virginia, USA.
The surveys of World War I veterans in Virginia, a fully-searchable database of over 14,900 records, one for each questionnaire respondent, accessible by name, city/county, and race.
www.lib.byu.edu /~rdh/wwi/links.html   (2396 words)

  
 GI -- World War II Commemoration   (Site not responding. Last check: )
World War II ended on September 2, 1945 with the formal surrender of Japan aboard the U.S. battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of the war, we have put together what we believe to be the definitive collection of World War II historical materials on the Web.
More informative articles about the war, organized by person and topic, are here for study and reflection.
www.grolier.com /wwii/wwii_mainpage.html   (149 words)

  
 Belgian Tourist Office - official website - your definitive source of travel information on Belgium
For almost the entire duration of World War I Poperinge, close to Ypres, remained one of the few unoccupied towns in Flanders and became the focal point of the British sector of the allied armies.
This World War II cemetery covers 90 acres and contains the graves of 5,328 American servicemen, many of whom died in the Battle of the Bulge.
In this World War II cemetery of 57 acres, rest 7992 American servicemen, many of whom gave their lives during the advance of the U.S. Armed Forces into Germany.
www.visitbelgium.com /worldwar.htm   (1119 words)

  
 World War I
A companion item "The Great War" outlines the main conflicts on the Western Front, some of which he was involved in.
The Regimental Warpath lists the composition and disposition of the British and Empire Armies of the First World War, giving information on the Divisions and Brigades for each of the armies and the Battles and Engagements each unit was involved in.
World War 1 Naval warfare including the Battle of Jutland, Coronel and the Falklands, the scuttling of the German fleet at Scapa Flow and warships sunk.
d.webring.com /hub?ring=worldwari   (1084 words)

  
 Today in History: April 6
The World War in which we are engaged in is on such a tremendous scale that we must readjust practically the whole nation's social and economic structure from a peace to a war basis.
The workers have a part in this war equal with the soldiers and sailors on the ships and in the trenches…They are demonstrating their appreciation and loyalty by war work, by loaning their savings, and by the supreme sacrifice.
Search the Today in History Archive on World War I for relevant features on the war, such as the sinking of the Lusitania, Armistice (Veterans) Day, the Saint-Mihiel Offensive, and General John J. Pershing, leader of the U.S. forces in Europe.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/today/apr06.html   (904 words)

  
 Discover World War 1 and World War 2 in the VMC!
A more extensive assortment of images relating to World War I is available in the Community Memories section, as are a number of exhibits provided by regional museums throughout Canada.
Click on A Mother’s War, and discover the impact on Canadian community life during the war, though diaries written by a mother awaiting her sons’ return from the battlefields in World War I. Dugout Near Nijmegen
This museum is the only one of its kind in the world that commemorates the courage of those who fought with the air force during the Second World War and who were trained by the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.
www.virtualmuseum.ca /English/Teacher/world_war.html   (737 words)

  
 World War I WebQuest
You will use primary sources to explore the experience of different participant's roles in World War I and what it may have been like to have been in 'their shoes'.
In order to begin the World War I WebQuest, click on the image of the participant you are assigned to study.
The WW1 WebQuest may be found in the grade 10 and grade 11 section, under Activities for World War I units of study.
www.sonic.net /bantam1/wqww1.html   (635 words)

  
 World War I
World War I, or The Great War, began when a Serbian nationalist assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austrian-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914.
The Atlantic Ocean separated the U.S. from the war and its large immigrant population (one-third of the U.S. population according to the 1910 census) encouraged Americans not to take sides.
On April 2, 1917, Wilson asked Congress to declare war, arguing "the world must be made safe for democracy." Wilson reorganized the federal government to coordinate almost every phase of the war: production of weapons and war materials (the War Industries Board), workers (the War Labor Board), and transportation (the Railway Board).
www.nps.gov /elro/glossary/world-war-1.htm   (878 words)

  
 World War I Quizzes and World War I Trivia -- FunTrivia
World War One contained many devastating battles and many horrendous inventions.
Manfred von Richthofen was one of the greatest aces to take to the air during World War I. He was an avid sportsman who excelled in marksmanship and thrived on competition, which made him the ultimate force in the air.
The two sides in the Great war were the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary and Turkey) and the Entente Powers (Britain, France, Russia and later the USA).
www.funtrivia.com /dir/779.html   (935 words)

  
 WORLD WAR I   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A living history group portraying The 13th Battalion Royal Highlanders of Canada during World War I. The unit is part of the Great War Historical Society, based in Southern California.
The purpose of the group is to re-create, as much as possible, the conditions faced by soldiers during the First World War.
However you name it, the world war that lasted from 1914 to 1918 was a great tragedy that defined the end of an old order and laid the foundations for a new and different century.
www.eagle.ca /~matink/themes/remember/WWI.html   (787 words)

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