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Important People Of WWI

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Alice Burt

on 26 March 2013

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Transcript of Important People Of WWI

Important People Of WWI Allied Powers V.S. Central Woodrow Wilson Central Power Allied Powers Hiram Maxim Archduke Ferdinand The Red Baron Otto von Bismarck Wilson was the 28th president of America. In his
2nd election he lead us into WWI after the sinking of the Lusitania, which was carrying a illegal cargo of guns and ammunition for the British. A German U-boat had sunk it without warning, which with a civilian ship was required, in order to keep the guns away. Thus his descion to enter the war. Joseph Glidden Hiram Maxim invented the Maximum Machine gun. the maximum machine gun was portable and used trough out WWI. He revolutionized machine guns for all. On June 28, 1914 Archduke Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian-Hungry throne, and his wife Sophie was assassinated by 19-year-old Gavrilo Princip. Another Serbia trained assassin, Gabrinovic, the only other assassin to attempt Ferdinand's murder, threw his grenade. Unfortunately the Grenade bounced off hitting the car behind him. After starting wars with Denmark, Austria, and France, he put Germany in as a world power. After the assassination of the Archduke, Bismarck decided to activate the Mater plan. Split up and take out France, then circle back and defeat Russia. This sparked the Great War. Baron Manfred von Richthofen was the highest scoring pilot in all of WWI. He was so brave and courageous he painted his plane bright red,earning his name The Red Baron. He killed 80 men, and died trying for his 81st. He was given a solder's funeral by the british, honoring their brave foe. His comrades followed his bravery and painted their planes bright colors, earning the gang the nickname "The Flying Circus" Joseph Glidden was a small town farmer that revolutionized war times. After seeing a demonstration on cattle wire he thought of an idea for barb wire. This invention was use to keep an advanced harder to complete. THE END
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