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The Death of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the Outbreak of World War I
Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophia
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World War I Leaders
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World War I ravaged Europe from 1914 until an armistice was signed in November 1918. In all, more than 9 million soldiers would be killed, and nearly 21 million more wounded.
World War I: Trench Warfare
World War I: Trench Warfare(11 Photos)
Trench warfare reached its highest development on the Western Front during World War I (1914â€“18), when armies of millions of men faced each other in a line of trenches extending from the Belgian coast through northeastern France to Switzerland.
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Although best known for its role in the long slog of World War I, trench warfare actually got its start on the battlefields of the American Civil War. Find out how new weapons and technology played a part in both its development and destruction.
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WWI may have been the war to end all wars, but it was also the beginning of many military and civilian technologies.
U-Boats Sink the Lusitania in 1915
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When Germany torpedoes a British passenger ship believed to be smuggling arms, anger at the resulting American deaths increases pressure on President Wilson to enter World War I.
1916 Battle of the Somme
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After two years of trench warfare, the Allies attempt to break through German lines on the Western Front. The ensuing battle will last for months and result in more than one million casualties.
Allies Launch Disastrous Attack at Gallipoli
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An ill-fated assault on Turkish forces leads to 500,000 casualties in World War I.
World War I: Germans Attack U.S. Navy Boats
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In this History Rewind video clip, take a step back in time to the beginning of World War 1. The repeated sinking of American ships caused the President to declare war. Watch the historic black and white footage of some of the attacks.
Treaty of Versailles Ends World War I
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German resentment over harsh peace terms leads to a rise in nationalist sentiment and the eventual rise to power of Adolf Hitler.
World War I Soldiers Learn to Pack
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Backpacks developed in World War I are still relevant today. In this Modern Marvels video, each soldier literally carries the gear they need to function in battle and to sustain them for a long period of time.
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