Freedman Breaks Down The Great War

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Roberto Matuz
Ms. Meier
English II
24 February 2017
World War I “Freedman breaks down the Great War into key battles and issues, covering the causes of the war, the leaders, the modern weapons and technology, and the war 's consequences. Firsthand accounts of allied and German soldiers are presented as well.”(Miller). The start of the war that every country was part of. It was the War that changed everybody 's lives. The War was an outbreak to to all of the countries. “Only when the world went to war again in the 1930s and ’40s did the earlier conflict become known as the First World War. Its casualty totals were unprecedented, soaring into the millions. World War I is known for the extensive system of trenches from which men of both …show more content…

There were dangerous beginnings for many people and many endings. Many soldiers and civilians were shot, beaten to death, and many others were left in agony pain. “On June 28, 1914, a teenage Serbian nationalist gunned down Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, as their motorcade maneuvered through the streets of Sarajevo” (Greenspan). The first leader to be assassinated was Franz Ferdinand, because of him and a few other leaders the war started. His assassination was a major event to the world, because of him and other reasons a war started. Countries were taking over other countries and so the ones getting run over tried to hold off the enemy while allies attacked from the other side. Every country depended on their allies to help each other.
Losing loved ones is a miserable feelingmiserabledespairing feeling and changes a person, knowing that they never got to see them for the last time. Not knowing what they are waiting for at home anymore only that they served their country happily. People wait for their loved ones to come back home. Its intimidated for the soldiers and for the loved ones at home, they are are petrified to lose their precious child or their love. Now they are just sitting at home waiting for no one. Instead of waiting they have to learn to move on. Never to forget, but to move on and learn to do other things. Soldiers all around were friending each other and getting to know one another, but sometimes did not get to chance to see each

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