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The Great War: WWI 1914-1918 Part 1
Transcript of The Great War: WWI 1914-1918 Part 1
1914 - 1918
Also known as
"The Great War"
"The War to End ALL Wars"
"The First war of the Industrial Revolution"
"A War of Attrition"
The Alliance System
The Triple Entente
The Triple Alliance
The Central Powers
The Allied Powers
an understanding among nations
& the Arms Race
A fascination with war
Increase in defense expenditure by both alliances
Economic & Imperial Rivalries
Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie Duchess of Hohenberg
June 28, 1914
By Gavrilo Princip; Member of the Black Hand
Who's to Blame?
World War I
Austria-Hungary blames the Serbian government for the archduke's death.
Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia
Russia (Serbia's Ally) begins Mobilization in support of Serbia
Germany (Austria-Hungary's Ally) declares war on Russia
France enters war supporting Russia
Germany makes plan to attack France (Schleiffen Plan) through Belgium
Great Britain promises to protect Belgium enters war on Allied side
The Western Front
"A multi-front war"
Verdun: February 1916
500,000 Casualties for each side
The Somme: July 1916
60,000 British Soldiers killed in one day
Over 1,000,000 killed in 5 months
The Eastern Front
The Gallipoli Disaster
April 1915 - January 1916
Allies launch attack on the Ottoman Empire
The Colonial Fronts
British Sikh Mountain Gunners
Black Soldiers in the German Schutztruppen[German E. Africa]
Sikh British Soldiers in India
1914-1917 America sells Supplies
TO ALLIED FORCES
America enters the war
Looking for the “Red Baron?”
Curtis-Martin U. S. Aircraft Plant
Eddie “Mick” Mannoch, Br.
Willy Coppens de Holthust, Belg.
Manfred von Richtoffen, Ger. [The “Red Baron”]
Rene Pauk Fonck, Fr.
Francesco Barraco, It.
Eddie Rickenbacher, US
The Flying Aces of World War I
“Squadron Over the Brenta” Max Edler von Poosch, 1917
British Tank at Ypres
French Renault Tank
Krupp’s “Big Bertha” Gun
The War of the
Allied Ships Sunk by U-Boats
Winfield L. Watson
Lakeside Junior High
Real Name: Margareetha Geertruide Zelle
Russian Women Soldiers
Women in the Army Auxiliary
Red Cross Nurses
A Woman Ambulance Driver
Working in the Fields
German Women Factory Workers
French Women Factory Workers
Financing the War
1. Sinking of the Lusitania
2. Zimmerman Telegram