World War 1

This is a fact file explaining what exactly happened in the first world war.

How did it start?

Franz Ferdinand who was the Archduke of Austria-Este, Austro-Hungarian and Royal Prince of Hungary and of Bohemia. Therefore, from 1896 to his death, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne was assassinated along with his wife, Sophie, Duchess of HohenBerg, by Gavrilo Princip who was one of six assassins. ( Five Serbians and one Bosniak) But how was it planned? Someone called Danilo Lilic who coordinated the attack.  Lilic was a Bosnian Serb who was part of the Black Hand Secret Society. The assassination started the World War when Austria-Hungary actually issued an ultimatum to the Kingdom Of Serbia, which was partially rejected Austria-Hungary then decided to declare war.

Did Everyone Build An Army?

At the start of 1914 the British Army supposed they had 710,000 Men. (including reserves) Practically 80,000 of those men were regular troops. Nevertheless all the other countries had more or less, so you could say it was 'survival of the fittest'. So many people volunteered to their own country. If you didn't go to the war then you would of been classified as a coward.

How Many Lost Their Lives?

The  total number of Military and Civilian Casualties was over 37 million. There was over 16 million deaths and 20 million wounded. It was ranked among the deadliest conflicts in human history. The total number of deaths includes about 10 million military personnel and 7 million civilians.

The Triple Entente

The Triple Entente ( French word meaning 'Friendship, Understanding, Agreement') was an alliance which was linking the Russian Empire, The French Third Republic, and the United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Ireland after the signing of  the Angelo-Russian Entente  on the 31st of August 1907.

The Triple Alliance

The Triple Alliance was a military alliance which had Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy, it was aimed to be the counter version of The Triple Entente. Each member promised mutual support in case of an attack by any other great power. after renewing the alliance in 1902, Italy secretly extended a similar guarantee to France. By a agreement, neither Austria-Hungary nor Italy would change the status quo in the Balkans without previous consultation.

The Triple Entente

The Triple Alliance


Propaganda was mainly used to give information, or for bias or misleading nature. It was also used to promote a political cause or point of view. Propaganda is information that is not impartial and used primarily to influence an audience and further an agenda. here is some Propaganda to help you understand it.

How Do We Remember World War 1?

We remember everyone by Poppies. We use poppies because in most cases the conditions of where they were fighting , Poppies would grow around the fallen soldiers. Then in late 1914 in another battle, after it was over Poppies started to grow again around the fallen soldiers.

Two Minutes Of Silence

At 11am on each Remembrance Sunday 2 minutes of silence is observed at war memorials and other public spaces across the U.K. The silence is meant to tribute for all the soldiers who risked their life for their country.

The Cenotaph

The Cenotaph in Whitehall, London has played host to the Remembrance Service for the past nine decades. Originally indented as a small part of the Peace Day events of July 1919, The Cenotaph was designed and built by Edwin Lutyens at at the request of  the then Prime Minister Lloyd George.

Poetry And The Arts

They say it is hard to imagine something truly poetic and beautiful generating from war and conflict. But the first world war produced some of the most gifted and progressive authors, poets and artists of a generation, each channelling their individual and collective experiences into their chosen art form.

The work of war poets Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke, Robert Graves, Isaac Rosenberg and Robert Nichols, among others catches a truth we can remember and absorb in a consoling and illuminating way.

Thank You All For Your Time

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2 years ago

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2 years ago

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2 years ago

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