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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 I
World 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 I
World 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 I
In 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.

Trenches in World War I
In World War I, many soldiers were forced to fight in trenches, with horrible conditions such as mud, water, blood, gore, rats, artillery, and more. Find out details about what life in the trenches was like and how trenches were constructed.

Christmas Truce of World War I
Something surprising occurred on the front for Christmas in 1914. In one of the truest acts of goodwill toward men, soldiers from both sides set aside their weapons and hatred and agreed to a Christmas truce.

Mata Hari
Mata Hari was an exotic dancer and courtesan, killed by the French for espionage during WWI.

The Red Baron
Baron Manfred von Richthofen was an extremely successful fighter pilot during World War I. Credited with shooting down 80 enemy aircraft and preferring to fly a brightly painted red airplane, Richthofen became popularly known as the Red Baron.

Sinking of the Lusitania
On May 7, 1915, the British passenger ship, the Lusitania, was sunk by a German U-boat. The high death toll shocked the world and the loss of American citizens swayed public opinion in the United States in favor of joining World War I.

Wordfind
Wordfinds are a wonderful way to learn. Test your skill and have some fun with this printable wordfind of World War I battles.

The Versailles Treaty
The Versailles Treaty was the peace settlement between Germany and the Allied Powers that officially ended World War I. However, the conditions in the treaty were so punitive upon Germany that many believe the Versailles Treaty laid the groundwork for the eventual rise of Nazi Germany and the eruption of World War II.

The Zimmermann Telegram
The Zimmermann Telegram was a coded message sent from German Foreign Minister Arthur Zimmermann to Germany's ambassador in Mexico in January 1917....

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