World War I

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King William I Biography William I was born on 1797 and lived till 1888. During that time he was emperor of Germany from 1871-1888 and he was King of Prussia from 1861 - 1888. He was the father of King Fredrick William III. William I fled to England in 1848 due to the revolution in Prussia. When he returned he commanded the army that defeated the republicans in Baden. When William I's brother was declared insane William became regent and then on his brother's death he became King o

During 1914 no major naval engagements between the belligerents took place in the Atlantic. The British raided the German naval base at Helgoland Bight, an island off Germany in the North Sea, sinking three German ships. German submarines sunk several British naval units, including the superdreadnought Audacious (October 27); and a daring attempt by German submarines to raid Scapa Flow caused the British naval units stationed there to withdraw to bases on the west coast of Scotland. In the So

The Role of Technology in World War I Technology made a huge impact in the fighting of World War I. Blimps dropped bombs, airplanes with propellers in the back radioed gun positions, aces battled in their biplanes, ground troops threw and shot grenades at each other, and heavy machine guns snapped off bullets at each other making a big difference in the course of the war. These tools of war can be divided into two major categories: air advances and ground improvements. Airplanes

The Causes of World War I What exactly were the causes of World War I? Sure, it sounds like a pretty simple question, but it’s most definitely not a simple answer! There was whole lot more to the start of the war than an Austrian prince being murdered in Serbia, as is what most people think was the whole cause of World War I. Besides, the effects of the war weren’t just concentrated to a “post-war era” lasting for a whole generation of Westerners. Nope! The effects of the war

THE RISE OF HITLER After World War 1 the allies intended to permanently cripple Germany. Through the Versailles Treaty they would do this. The document stole Germany s nationalism, pride, and power. It left Germany helpless and lost. Many believed that Germany had been absolutely exploited and cheated under the terms of the treaty. At the time nobody knew, but the Versailles Treaty would be the very seed of the next world war. The end of World War 1 shocked many people. Most of these pe

World War I left many families dead, creating large numbers of orphans. Jamaie (later to become James) Decartes was one of those orphans. His father died in the trenches in France, and his mother was stolen away, never to be seen again. James was 14 when this happened, he hid under floor boards when his mother was taken away. His humble french hometown village, was over run with german foot traffic, traveling to and from the front line. James ‘decided this was no life for him, so he

Introduction The First World War went down in history as one of the worst wars ever to be fought, owing to the magnitude of destruction and loss of life it left in its wake. The war started in 1914 ending in 1919, and has been described variously as the 'Great War', 'the War of Nations' and the 'War to End All Wars'. (Dwight E, 1966) It was fought by many nations around the world, with Europeans being the main players, and is very significant for the way it shaped the continents years after i