World War 1

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  • Archduke assassination

    Archduke assassination
    Archduke Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie shot and killed by a Bosnian Serb nationalist during an official visit to Sarajevo. The killings sparked a chain of events that led to the outbreak of World War I. Austria-Hungary blamed the Serbian government for the attack. As large and powerful Russia supported Serbia, Austria asked for backup from Germany who would step in on its side against Russia and its allies France and Great Britain. Finally, this was the main reason WW1 started.
  • Trench Warfare

    Trench Warfare
    Trench warfare in WWI was primarily on the Western Front. Which was an area of northern France and Belgium that saw combat between German troops and Allied forces from France, Great Britain, and the U.S. Trenches dug into the ground at the front usually by the infantry soldiers who would occupy them. They were designed to protect troops from machinegun fire and artillery attacks. Finally, they used them to get cover from the newly invented guns because all these guns were new and never used.
  • The Schlieffen Plan

    The Schlieffen Plan
    The Schlieffen Plan was a strategy for Germany to avoid fighting at its eastern and western fronts. This had been designed to do a swift attack on France and then advance to Russia on to become a brutal war. The Schlieffen Plan didn’t work because they didn’t prepare for the fog and they lost when they used it. Russia had recently lost the Russo-Japanese War would take at least six weeks to mobilize its troops. In that time Germany would attack France by marching west in Netherlands and Belgium.
  • Christmas Truce

    Christmas Truce
    During WW1 Christmas was coming so Pope Benedict said that they should stop fighting to celebrate the holiday. Then on Christmas eve the German troops and British troops were singing Christmas carols. The day Christmas came Germans rose from the trenches and walked across “No Mans Land” to tell them Merry Christmas. Soldiers used this time of no war to go out and get the bodies of fallen combatants. Finally, it started 5 months after the war in Europe after this time it was never done again.
  • Lusitania

    Lusitania was going to London and then was shot by a torpedo from a German U-Boat. There were about 2,000 on the ship and about 1,200 died and 120 of them were Americans. After the Lusitania was sunk the U.S protested and Germany apologized by saying they would stop using submarine warfare. Then U.S got upset because they sunk more boats with Americans on and they lied about them using submarines so the U.S joined to stop Germany. Finally, 5 ships with Americans on them were sunken by Germany.
  • Battle of Verdun

    Battle of Verdun
    German forces advanced quickly in February 1916 claiming Fort Douaumont and Fort Vaux after brutal subterranean melees. As German forces approached they stopped 2 miles away from Verdun cathedral. The French retook their forts and pushed back the line, and by the time their forces ground to a halt in December, both sides were left with more than 600,000 casualties. On February 21, 1916, more than 1,220 guns around an eight-mile perimeter opened fire.
  • Blank Postcards

    Blank Postcards
    Arthur loved to send letters home and loved to hear from his family when in the war. He loved to use different things and he had different postcards each day. He would send letters home to his sister, mom, and dad. Also, all of his postcards where evolving war and what kinda ship he was like the U.S.S Nevada BM-36. Finally, he just wanted to reach home while also showing what he was on or doing that day when he was writing to them.
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    Arthur Zimmerman made a telegram he thought would help him in the winning of WW1. Then January 16th, 1917 British codebreakers intercepted it from Zimmerman. Which the telegram said Mexico would join Germany and then would support Mexico to attack the U.S to gain back Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. The British cryptographic office decoded it and then gave it to the U.S in late February. Finally, the U.S. declared war on Germany because of this and they still used unrestricted submarine warfare.
  • USA joins war

    USA joins war
    The U.S put in to declare war on Germany and the U.S Senate voted 82 to 6 on it as House of Representatives voted 373 to 50. Congress passed a $250 million arms appropriations bill to make the U.S ready for war. March Germany sunk 5 U.S. merchant ships and April 2 President Wilson appeared before Congress and called for a declaration of war against Germany. Days later his request was granted. Finally, the U.S joined because they kept using submarines and tried to switch our allies against us.
  • Letter to Viola

    Letter to Viola
    His very first letter to his family was aboard a ship. He was talking about how he knew his family won’t send the first letter so he sent his. He said to not send him a letter because he wouldn’t get it for a while because he was on a ship and. He brought up how he loved them and missed them and wants to know when the object he got would be home and would Melba would be home. Finally, he wants to be in touch with his family and makes sure they are all safe and wants him to see how the home is.
  • A.J. Thomas Diary

    A.J. Thomas Diary
    Arthur was talking about his day like March 19th: He talked about weather and battle practice. He talked about what he did for that day like work life. He wrote about things he did he said he wrote a letter to his buddy Al. AJ said when we received a letter from his family he got some from Mabel and Dad. April 10 he talked about how he shot rounds at anti-aircraft guns and took out hot-air balloons. Finally, he was talking about his daily life and time passers he sent letters and talked on base.
  • World War 1 Tanks

    World War 1 Tanks
    May 31st, 1918 a Germany attack on northeast France, France made a tank based on a famous car. Germany was trying desperately to beat the western allies then there was a British blockade. Germans were feeling defeated and starving then France pushed in their tanks to help push back the German lines. They stayed back because they weren’t as fast as the infantry. Finally, a myth is that the tanks ended World War 1 in a matter of weeks it actually made it longer.
  • Battle of Amiens

    Battle of Amiens
    The battle of Amiens was an Allied victory that helped lead to the end of the world war. Allies sent 75,000 men, 500 tanks, and 2,000 planes to fight in the Battle of Amiens. On the first day, Allies lead a great attack moved up 8 miles and caused 27,000 casualties. Then the Germans defenses gave after a few days this is also what made Germany want to end the war. Finally, when they gave up we pushed forward and started a battle a few days later because we noticed they were giving up.
  • Cheer Up

    Cheer Up
    Arthur was apart of the USS Nevada which was apart of WW1. When he was apart of it the name was (BM 8) in which it was the first ship to put out from Nevada. They made a motto in which it should no matter what they will be strong and support everyone through anything they are going through. Also, it is good to be patient sometimes and just be nice/ kindly in every way you can. Finally, Arthur was someone who went through the war and he is someone who supported this and helped this in every way.
  • Certificate of War

    Certificate of War
    He was aboard 2 ships in WW1 and he fought in battles. Arthur fought in world war 1 he also made it through the war even the hardest battles. Also, he got the certificate to honor his bravery in going into war with the Central Powers even if he didn’t want to he still did it. Arthur was in the Navy while in the army he went on the USS Nevada and USS Southery. Finally, he got a certificate for being in the army and supporting/fighting for his country and his allies.