World War 1 Archive

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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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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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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