World War 1

World War 1 poppies

Poppies, The flower used to remember the dead of World War 1.

An overview of World War 1.

World War one, also known as the First world wars and the war to end all wars, was a conflict originating in Europe which spread throughout the world due tot he European powers colonial possessions. The War was fought between 1914 and 1918 with the most famous battles being fought along an extensive trench line from the English Channel to the French Alps. Whilst this is the most known area of the conflict (particularly the areas in North France and Belgium) the conflict also had a Balkan front, a front in the Alps and an Eastern Front. Outside of the European theatre, there were conflicts throughout the Middle east and also throughout Africa.

This conflict saw many changes due to industrialisation and mechanisation improving throughout many of the warring powers. Many advancements such as Tanks and also Planes were either invented or were seen to have great leaps forward. The brutal nature of the conflict in the trenches led to nations updating many military concepts to encompass the use of these inventions. The Outcome of the War was not a straightforward one with Europe seeing massive changes in society and politics. The treaties especially that signed at Versailles would be major reasons why the Second World war erupted only 21 years after the first world war had ended.

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Nations involved in World War 1

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