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WWI A B C's Project

Tells 26 things about the first world war, in the 26 letters of the alphabet.

Carolyn Camarillo

on 3 March 2011

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Transcript of WWI A B C's Project

The WWI ABC's: A is for: Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne. B is for: Bosninan city of Sarajevo where Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated. This was an immediate cause to WWI He was assassinated by the Black Hand C is for: Conscription or military draft, People(men) were drafted into the military and many men are still drafted today. Fun Fact:
When men, today, turn 18 they have 30 days to draft into the military. D is for: Death because of all the war, France lost over 700,000 troops. E is for: Europe's new map, after the treaty of Versallies and the seperate peace treaties made with other central powers, the map of eastern Europe was redrawn. click now. F is for: Fredrich Ebert, of the Social Democrats, announced the creation of a democratic republic. G is for: Germans sinking the Lusitania in 1915. H is for: Herzegovina came under the Austro-Hungarian rule along with Bosnia, Which meant more land for fighting I is for Imperialism, which means dominating foreign territories to having more power or taking over land by force. J is for Junkers, rich Prussian landholders devoted to militarism provided the German's military with many of it's officers, or designed planes for the Germans K is for Knuckle Knife which was a short daggar with a studded hilt or blade that was used in combat in WWI, it was invented for Germans by Germans. L is for: Listening Posts which were used when 1 or more men would go out front at night and listen in case of an ememy raid or ambush by the enemy. M is for: Militarism is the building up of one's military to use as force for taking over aggressive preparation for war N is for: "No man's land" or the quote for in between the trenches during Trench warefare in WWI. O is for: "Over the top" was another quote used by trench warfare, it meant climbing over the tops of one's trenches into "no man's land" so the person can attack the opposing side's trenches. Fun Fact:
An attacking solider had a very low rate of surviving, most would be pelted with bullets from machine guns and they would either be wounded or they would die. P is for: "Push up daisies" which means the soliders that were killed and where buried. Q is for: Q Ship which is a decoy ship used by the Allied forces to fight the German U-Boats. R is for: Russia which was apart of the Triple Entente which was formed in 1907, when they became an alliance S is for "Stand down" or "Stand to" means an order for all men to stand ready in the trench in case of an ambush or surprise attack. Fun Fact:
The attacks usually happened at dawn (sunrise) or sunset. T is for Tanks which were large vehicles with guns in the front and used as weapons in WWI. U is for: Ultimatum which is the agreement that Austria-Hungary sent Serbia and in 48 hours Serbia had to agree or face war. V is for Verdun, the battle, was where one of the longest, most gruesome battles where held. W is for: War which was held for many, many years in WWI Z is for: Zimmerman Note which was a note that was aparently sent by Germans to Mexico, but was awardly found on a subway in New York. All the Sources that made this prezi possible are: churchill-society-london.org.uk
history book
and history notes.
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