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How and Why Should we remember WW1?

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Luke Gribbin

on 10 June 2014

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Transcript of How and Why Should we remember WW1?

Triumph or Tragedy?
Earl George Alexander 1917. Field Marshal, British Expeditionary Force, Western Front.
The impact and the aftermath of WW1
I'm afraid the war will end very soon now, but I suppose all good things must come to an end, so we mustn't grumble.
Facts to know about WW1
But what has this all got to do with us...
How should WW1 be remembered?
Short Term Effects
Long Term Effects
Vignesh Ramesh
Friday, June 11th, 2014
Luke Gribbin
How and Why should WW1 be remembered?
To Finish Off...
Huge death toll on both sides.
Innocent people killed as well as soldiers.
One of the great victories of the Allies, but also one of its greatest defeats as well.
It should be remembered because of the heavy losses on both sides of the war as well as the advances in warfare.
We should remember it with pride but also remember the lost lives and soldiers who died saving their country.
How and Why should we remember WW1?
Why was the war so horrific?
When out of date tactics were used with up to date weapons, slaughter ensued on both sides
Arguably, without this war military tactics would not have advanced until much later...
So should the war be remembered for its advances in technology and battlefield tactics?
Why should WW1 be remembered?
Millions of soldiers worldwide were killed; it shockingly works out that during the war, which lasted 4 and a quarter years, 230 soldiers died every single hour!
To Emphasise...
World War 1 began on July 28, 1914 and lasted until November 11, 1918.
There were two main sides the Allies and the Central Powers.
Soldiers fought largely in trenches during the war.
By the end of WW1, over 10 million soldiers had been killed, and another 21 million wounded.
Other names for World War 1 include 'The War to End All Wars', The War of the Nations and 'The Great War'
The Ottoman empire split up.
England became heavily indebted to the USA.
Our government and democracy improved.
The treaty of Versailles which led to the League of Nations.
German hyperinflation- having to pay the cost of the war
Revolution on warfare tactics.
Improvements and advances in medicine.
End of Colonialism, rise of nations
The rise of dictatorships e.g Hitler and the Nazi Party
In some ways, WW1 should be remembered as a great success.
The allies were victorious and defeated the "Scheiflen Plan".
But this came at a huge cost of lives so it definitely should be remembered with respect.
It is already remembered at Remembrance day every 11th November.
Presented by Luke Gribbin and Vignesh Ramesh.

Thank you for watching!
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