The First World War, also known as the Great War which lasted from 1914 to 1918, saw one of the deadliest mass destruction of human lives. The war was led by tough generals on both the sides, who devised strategies and displayed a tremendous amount of courage to lead their troops. Some of them gained respect for their sharp battle decision while some became controversial figures due to the number of casualties caused. Here are the top 10 Generals of the First World War. 10. Maurice Sarrail Maurice Sarrail was a French Army officer during the First World War. Born in 1856, by the time the war broke out, Sarrail was already one of France’s senior most officers. When his troops performed well in the [&hellip

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Aircraft were used for the first time in large-scale combat in the First World War. Little over a decade after the historic flight of the Wright Brothers in 1903, aircraft became an important arsenal in aerial war. About 70 different types of planes were used in the WW1 war. Initially, aircraft were not considered important for warfare and were first used for reconnaissance to observe enemy bases and spot weak links. Later on, they were developed for bombing strategic enemy locations. Pilots began fighting in the air, throwing grenades and firing pistols but found it ineffective. Aircraft fitted with machine guns using synchronized gear to allow firing without blocking the propeller blades were developed first by the Germans. Aerial combats were named dogfights and the top [&hellip

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The First World War, also known as the Great War saw the use of some of the deadliest weapons known to humankind during that period of time. Europeans entered the war expecting cavalry charges and infantry carrying bayonets like older times, but reality was far different when the continent woke up to face U boats, machine guns, lethal chemicals and some of the most advanced artillery. Each side would come up with stronger and more advanced response of the existing weapons from century old barbed wires to aircrafts. It is believed that both warring sides had evaluated some 3000 chemicals to be used and about 50 of them were used in the battlefield. While many new developments were carried out, artillery remained one of the [&hellip

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Second World War is considered as the most widespread and most terrifying war in the history of mankind. There were more 100 million people from over 30 countries involved directly or indirectly. There were more than 60 million casualties. One of the major reasons for such mass destruction was the deadliest weapons used in the Second World War as it had more advanced and deadly armaments. During World War 2, the high focus was placed on innovation, technology, communication and medicine to gain upper hand in the war. While Allies achieved victory in this most destructive activity in the history, the war ended with the collapse of Nazis and the fall of Japanese and Italian Empires. Hundreds of massive weapons were manufactured by the United [&hellip

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The Second World War lasting from 1939 to 1945 was one of the deadliest events in the history of humankind. The war that devoured over 60 million lives across the globe, saw may battles that were lost and won by the two warring sides. Some lasted for minutes while others went on for months and even years. Here are the 10 major battles fought during the Second World War.  10. Battle of Kursk, July to August 1943 The Battle of Kursk was fought during the Second World War from July to August 1943. It was a series of offensives between the German and Soviet forces on the Eastern Front near Kursk, 450 kilometers South West of Moscow. Operation Citadel was the German codename for the offensive. [&hellip

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There were more than 100 battles fought in the World War 1. The war lasted for 4 years that started on 28 July 1914 and ended on 11 November 1918. There were over 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians were directly or indirectly involved. World War 1 has some of the bloodiest battles in the history that result over 17 million casualties and 20 million wounded. The war also introduces some of the advanced weaponry such as machine guns -Maxim MG 08, aircraft – zeppelin. Here is the top 10 bloodiest battle of World War 1. 10. Hundred Days Offensive (7,000,000 Casualties) Hundred Days Offensive was a series of offensive delivered by the Allies. Spring Offensive from March to July, 1918 had advanced Germans [&hellip

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Human history has seen the rise and fall of a number of effective and lethal military forces. But, it rarely gets any better than the mighty Gurkhas when it comes to taking the fight to the enemies in the most unforgiving terrains. On the exterior, the Gurkhas are disarmingly quiet, peaceful, and always seen bearing a wide smile. But when someone comes threatening down their doors, their offensive demeanor and sharp khukuris are enough to send the biggest of adversaries into retreat. The Great Britain’s East India Company was one of the first to witness the wrath of enraged Gurkhas. The conflict ended with the British hastily striking a peace deal with them, and having realized their mighty, they started recruiting the Gurkhas into the [&hellip

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The pop culture movie references and depictions of pirates may have led us to think of their lifestyle as stylish and lavish (and brimming with a whole lot of pirate talk), but the life of a real pirate used to be full of vivid violence and risks. Not so long ago, when a major portion of trade between nations was carried out through the route of seas, the saline waters thrived with pirates who pounced on every opportunity to rob a shipping vessel that was not their own. Though the emergence of sea pirates dates far back to the time when the first of the trading routes between nations were established, it was the so called golden period of piracy – a period between 15th [&hellip

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Exactly a hundred and one years ago, on June 1914, a Serbian nationalist named Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand in the small Balkan city of Sarajevo. But again, Europe had witnessed a number of high-profile assassinations in the preceding years – a chain of assassinations that had shocked everyone alike, but none of them had led to a major inevitable crisis. It was this incident that sent ripples all over Europe and set off a series of events that led to the Great War – an armed conflict so violent and massive that over 17 million people lost their lives in a period of over 4 years. To pinpoint a single assassination as the cause of this war would be historically insufficient and unfair [&hellip

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