World War I


The main event that led to World War I was the assassination of the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the man shown above, is the royal who was killed in Sarajevo by a nationalist from Serbia. After the death, rivalries and battles began to break out between the Great powers. As the fighting continued and more nations got involved, the battles eventually merged into one huge war. This war that killed over sixteen million people across Europe was known as World War I. #cause#competition #rivalry

Weaponry and Technology:

Airplanes were a major weapon used during World War I. In 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright invented the first airplane. Between eleven and fifteen years later, airplanes were being used in World War I as a weapon. During the war, airplanes were used to carry cargo to and from the soldiers, used to bomb the enemy, and were also used to shoot down the aircrafts of the enemies. Airplanes had become such a popular weapon in the war that the military later invented the Air Force. #weaponry #technology

Tanks were another piece of weaponry used during World War I. In the picture sown above, the British tanks are passing through after a battle has just taken place. The British were the first to use the tanks in 1916. However, the tanks had mixed results. Only about a third of the giant weapons were successful. The other tanks that were unsuccessful broke down, got stuck in the deep mud, or fell into the trenches. Also, many of the tanks moved at such a slow speed that they were easily targeted and destroyed by the enemy. #technology #weaponry

Soldier Life:

In the image shown above, a group of soldiers from India are having a gas mask drill. The lives of the soldiers were dangerous and risky. The soldiers in the war always had to be on guard and prepared for anything. The soldiers never knew when an attack might take place. The Indian soldiers in the picture above are practicing the drill for a gas attack because they could be attacked with deadly gases at any given moment. The soldiers never knew what to expect at any time so they always had to be prepared for anything and everything. #soldierlife #training

In this photo, a small group of soldiers are carrying their dead comrade on a stretcher during World War I. The soldiers are trudging through knee deep mud while carrying their friend. This image displays how harsh and painful the lives of the soldiers were. They had to live in harsh and critical conditions for a total of four years. Several of the soldiers who lived also watched several of their friends die in battle. However, the soldiers also looked after each other and had one another's back. #soldierlife #death

Civilian Life:

During World War I, the civilians back home supported their troops and were extremely grateful. The picture above shows soldiers in Berlin, Germany leaving for battle on the front lines. The women are showing their gratitude and support by thanking the soldiers and giving them flowers as they leave. As displayed in the image, the citizens were thankful toward the soldiers and showed their support from home. #support #nationalism

Another way that the civilians showed their support to the army was though propaganda. The citizens encouraged others to join in the support of their soldiers by spreading propaganda throughout the nation. The propaganda during World War I was mainly used to either get people to join the army or get people to help the soldiers by giving them all of their resources and everything they have. The poster above is asking the people to give their silver so that they can make more bullets. Propaganda was mainly successful in getting the nations to support the militaries and provide for the soldiers. #propaganda #civilianlife

Impact of the War:

World War I left a great impact. Over sixteen million people were killed from the war and the land was destroyed. As shown in the picture above, the land was left crumbled and in ruins after the war. The trees are broken, there were trenches everywhere, the was urine and manure everywhere, and the mud was knee deep. In addition to the land, blood covered almost everything and there were dead bodies and body parts scattered everywhere. The war brought depression, pain, injury, and hurt to both the soldiers of the war and the citizens back home. Overall, World War I had a tremendously negative impact on everything and everyone. #totalwar #impact

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9 months ago

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