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    Ruth Comfort Mitchell

    She was an American writer. She wrote the poem "He went for a Soldier". The poem is about how the war lures in young people and how they go off and die in the war without really knowing what war is about
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    Rupert Brooke

    English poet. His poems were very idealistic. An example of this idealistic style is his sonnet "The Soldier"(1915). The soldier tells us a story of a soldier whose sacrifice for his country is good, noble and without a doubt worth it. The 23rd of April 1915 Rupert Brooke dies of sepsis onboard a french hospital ship.
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    Wilfred Owen

    He was an english poet that in contrast to Rupert Brooke wrote very realistic texts about the life of the soldiers. He dies a week before the war ends
  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

  • The war begins

    The Austro-Hungarian empire invades Serbia. This is followed by an invasion of Belgium, France and Luxemburg by Germany and an attack on Germany by Russia
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    World War I

  • Wilfred Owen enlists

    Wilfred Owen enlists in the Artists' Rifles Officer's Training Corps
  • Trench life

    Trench life
    The life in the trenches was horrible. The soldiers sat in their trench and waited for the enemy troops to either storm the trench or for them to storm the enemy trench. Meanwhile they waited gas grenades and mortar shells were exchanged between the trenches. The risk of attracting a disease was high because of the cold and moist environment.
  • warposter

    The posters were used as a tool to make people support the war. The posters often used guilt or as in the case of this one the feeling of a personal call to arms. The highlighted YOU and the finger that through optical illusions seems to be pointing at you makes the person feel like they are special and have been chosen to join the war.
  • Dulce et Decorum est

    An example of his writing is the poem "Dulce et Decorum est". The exact date of the text is unknown. The title is latin and is roughly translated into "It is good and proper". The title should be seen as ironic when compared with the text. The text shows the reader how truly horrifying the conditions of the soldiers were. The text is about soldiers who have been so exhausted by the war that only the basic instincts and nightmares remain
  • The October Revolution

    A socialist revolution in Russia causing the russian empire to collapse and Russia to withdraw from the war. The name is a result of the date being the 25th of October in the Julian calendar.
  • Armistice day

    Germany having been pushed back agrees to a cease fire. The Allies have won the war.
  • Hitler becomes chancellor

    Hitler becomes chancellor and establishes "The Third Reich"
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    The second world war

    The war starts with the German invasion of Poland and ends with the unconditional surrender of Germany,
  • Germany invades Russia

    Germany invades
  • Richard Hillary died

    Richard Hillary was a fighter pilot in
  • Allies take control of Italy

    The Allies invade Italy in beginning of September. Following this the italians seek an armistice with the Allies.
  • The invasion of Normandy

    The invasion of Normandy (Operation Overlord). Began the 6th of June with the allied forces landing in northern Normandy this day is also known as D-day (Operation Neptune). This along with other offenses into previous french territories led to the liberation of Paris.
  • Pearl Habor

    The japanese bombs Pearl Harbor in an attempt to seize western occupied territory in Pacific Ocean / Asia The bombing of Pearl Habor led USA to declare war on Japan. Germany and the other allies of Japan responded by declaring war on USA.
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    The battle of Iwo jima

    The battle of Iwo Jima (Operation detachment) was an important battle in the Pacific Campaign. It was one of the only battles where the casualty count of the US marines were higher than that of the imperial japanese army. The naval forces of the united states won.
  • Hitler commits suicide

  • The french surrender

    The french surrender in Vietnam
  • Ngo Dinh Diem takes control

    Ngo Dinh Diem declares South Vietnam and independent state to be known as the Republic of Vietnam where he is president.
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    Vietnam war

    The war was between North and South Vietnam. South Vietnam was supported by primarily american forces and North Vietnam was supported by communist countries.
  • Neutrality of Laos

    14 countries sign an agreement promising the neutrality of Laos
  • Coup against Diem

    The american embassy encourages a coup against Diem
  • Attack on US naval vessels

    The USS Turner Joy and the USS Maddox reporting engaging enemy ships that were following them. This leads to retaliatory air strikes.
  • US marines are deployed defensively

    3.500 US marines are deployed, their objective being defending US air bases. By December this number has increased to 200.000.
  • The tet offensive

    The insurgency launches the tet offensive. This was a suprise attack during the tet (lunar year) where there usually is peace.
  • Death of Ho Chi Minh

    The communist leader Ho Chi Minh dies.
  • Paris peace accord

    The Paris peace accord officially ends all U.S. involvement in Vietnam
  • Case-Church Amendment

    The Case-Church Amendment is passed by the U.S senate prohibiting american intervention against North Vietnam
  • Operation Frequent Wind

    Operation Frequent Wind is launched evacuating all U.S. personnel from Saigon
  • Fall of Saigon

    Saigon falls to the communist forces thus marking the end of the war