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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The flash of machine guns and the blare of shells were brand new to the veterans. Both the soldiers on the front and their family at home did not realize how much WW1 would change war forever. WW1, beginning in 1914 and ending in 1918 involved two major parties. The triple alliance, including Germany, Italy, and Austria-Hungary, and the triple entente, including France, Great Britain, and Russia fought the biggest War that the world had ever seen. We know the story, but when we read the between the pages, what were the underlying causes of the Great War that changed history? Through extensive research among primary and secondary documents, the answer has been found. The hidden causes were militarism, nationalism, and the system of
The Great War, fueled by the excessive pride of each country, devastated the world. Each side felt superior to the other and would not stop until it emerged as the victor. These countries altered the style of fighting from a primitive face-to-face combat to systematic style of battle through trenches. To adapt to this style, countries developed new weapons and tactics to prevail over their enemies. But, the war simply remained a draw. Trench warfare prolonged World War I by a causing a bloody stalemate where millions died from modern weapons and horrid living conditions.
World War I, otherwise known as The Great War, is considered by many as the first modern war. Poison gas, heavy artillery, armored tanks, mortars, ground breaking military guns, advancement in war machinery, and shell bombardments were all newly utilized weapons that caused mass destruction that was never seen before at the time. However, a lot of deaths and conflict occurred in the man-made trenches. Both strenuous and unproductive, living and fighting in the trenches cost soldiers who endured them both severe physical and psychological injuries. Most soldiers were not even lucky enough to make it out of the trenches alive. All Quiet on the Western Front portrays an accurate picture of trench warfare and how gruesome it was.
World War I, also called First World War or the Great War, was the first global conflict that lasted from 1914 to 1918. Some of the people who suffered the most on WW1 were the soldiers and people who lived in the Home Front. Soldiers didn’t live a normal life, they lived in horrible conditions. It was dirty, that’s why there were many animals like rats, frogs, insects etc., that eat the soldier’s food and contaminated it, by eating contaminated food soldiers got sick that’s was one of the main reasons why soldiers died.
Men, as young as the age of twelve, fought to protect their land and liberty. The tolls it took out on each country involved were tremendous. Empires were ripped apart and absorbed into neighboring countries, others were crushed with devastating numbers of casualties. World War I consumed the mental, physical, and emotional states of all human beings during the early 1900’s as a total war..
World War I had a more profound effect on society than wars prior. With new deadly weapons, like poison gas, high death tolls, and the first occurrence of total war, shocked the world, tearing people between the modern and the tradition. Traditional society was torn down by the destruction of the war. As with most literary movements, writers reflect the world
World War I (1914-1918) was a war that changed world history forever. The technological, industrial, social and political advances that took place at beginning of the 20th century paved the way for today 's world. And the parties involved in World War I used those advances to create one of the first modern wars. For those reasons World War I is referred to as many things including, an industrial war, a war of attrition, and as a total war. These aspects is what makes the war so revolutionary and groundbreaking and equally as devastating. A novel that helps illustrate each of these categories is All Quiet on the Western Front (1928), by Erich Maria Remarque. The author tells a German soldiers experiences through the war. The book does not
There were many reasons as to why World War I began; some of these events included the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, along with increased nationalism and advanced weapon production. World War I caused multiple destructive effects and negative outcomes for many nations. The effects of this war destroyed economies, changed the balance of world powers, and left many dead, wounded, and permanently disabled throughout the affected countries, forever changing the world and warfare as it was known.
On 28 June 1914, a Serbian shot an Austrian. Within six weeks, many of the countries of Europe had become involved in a war that was to cause the deaths of 10 million soldiers, but was the assassination the only cause of war? WWI wasn't just any war, it was also a new beginning and a new cause for a few of the european countries that had been involved. The end results for Germany had been the worst, which not only caused Germany to have a new purpose and have resentments, but also to make something new from that beaten Germany. WWI was caused by many factors but the ones that always come first to our attention could be one such as Militarism, which was an arms race that was capable of making countries into great allies or an enemy to fear. Not only do some people feel pride in being what they but also they can take their nationalism to a whole new level. Take hitler as an example. Believing that his race was far better than any of the others out there, but it doesn't end there. Allies was a big part of it also. If one country went to war with another then the allies would be called upon and join in as well, which led to the opposing countries allies stepping in followed by any of their allies, allies. But change played a great role also. Not everyone wanted change which could mean a loss to any power a country held. Imperialism wasn't accepted by all and there were those leaders in countries that knew what imperialism could mean to the power they
Forward! The last word heard by millions of men rushing into a hailstorm of machinegun fire across no-man’s-land. World War I was unlike any other war that had ever been seen before. It changed how wars were fought by introducing trenches, tanks, machine guns, chemical warfare, and planes into combat. The war caused disillusionment and uncertainty in society. The accounts written about by Gabriel Chevallier forewarn of the consequences war can have. Chevallier questions why we go to war and what sense of nationality gives the right to fight and kill for your country.
War is misery, it shatters people’s lives, it afflicts everyone. But one of the terrible gloom was World War I (WWI). WWI was an industrial-scale warfare which gave the military and civilian 17 million deaths and 20 million wounded. War is poisonous and it continues to effect the society and the people. “At the close of WWI, Edmund Wilson looked out over London and said, our whole world is poisoned now.” (Bentley 85). WWI was awful to all soldiers and civilians who endured when others fell. As though it only lasted 4 years it must have been 4 years of anxiety, fear, angst, despair, and horror. World War I began when Austria-Hungary declared war on serbia. This seemingly small conflict between two countries
When people try to think of an image of the First World War, they think of the horrors of trenches that stretched from Belgium to Switzerland and the tens of millions of men that inhabited them. Back in Britain, the war affected every home. German zeppelin bombers broke
War struck the world after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand sparking world war 1( the great war). The alliance system hurdled countries against each other like no other war before. With the new technological advancements soldiers had never been more dangerous raising the death toll tremendously. As a noble young man Ernest enlisted in the itallian military as an Ambulance driver where he saw more than enough bloodshed.