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  • Archduke Assassination

    Archduke Assassination
  • Aircraft in WW1

    Aircraft in WW1
    Aircraft was a big tool in World War 1 and was very important. The first few airplanes were most likely unarmed. During the war, aircraft was a very superior method to get men to fall out of the sky and get to enemies easier. At first, they were only used to observe enemy troops and as they became very effective both sides soon decided to shoot them down. There was a total of 222 planes. The cockpits were very small and pilots couldn’t even wear parachutes.
  • The Beginning of War World 1

    The Beginning of War World 1
    World War 1 began on July 28th, 1914. There were two powers involved in the war, and those powers were the Central Powers and the Allied Powers. The Central Powers included Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire. On the other side were the Allied Powers, which included Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, Romanians, Japan, and the United States. This war lasted 4 years, with more than 16 million deaths and more than 23 million men wounded.
  • Trenches

    Trenches were long, deep dug out holes that were used as protection during world war 1. Climbing over the top edge of the trench was known as “no man's land.” if anyone went into no man’s land they could have easily been shot by the other side. Trenches also had many diseases and shell shock. This was a big problem because many soldiers were fighting in the same area and it was very unsanitary. Also a lot of cases of trench foot which was caused by being in damp, and cold conditions.
  • Christmas Truce

    Christmas Truce
    On Christmas Eve, German and British troops came together to make a “truce’ for the holidays which gave the men a break from fighting. Many brave soldiers went out into no man's land to interact and communicate with men on the other side. Together they would light candles, sing songs, play games to celebrate the holidays.This was a way for the men to celebrate a peaceful Christmas. This also showed how no matter the differences they’re still human and can get along no matter their differences.
  • The Red Baron

    The Red Baron
    Manfred Von Richthofen, a fighter pilot from Germany. He was one of the Deadliest flying aces in World War 1. Thus being the deadliest flyer he was well known. He was enrolled in military school at age 11 and enjoyed hunting a lot. He was to “make his mark” on the war and requested to transfer to the German Air Service. He then proceeded to kill 80 men and had the most pilot kills.
  • The Battle of the Somme

    The Battle of the Somme
    The Battle of the Somme was a very deadly war. The Battle of the Somme was fought in July to November 1916, This began as an allied offensive against German forces on the Western Front. There were 57,000 casualties- including more than 19,000 soldiers killed only on the first day. this was a week-long artillery bombardment, they used 1.75 million shells which were all aimed at the German defenses.
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    The Zimmerman Telegram was a secret communication system created by the German Foreign Office. This proposed an alliance between Germany and Mexico. The Germans were going to provide military and financial support for Mexico if they attacked the United States. The British decoded the codes and gave it to the United States. After that, they were exposed and the codes were on the front pages of newspapers nationwide.
  • Thumb Print Identification - Longshaw Porritt

    Thumb Print Identification - Longshaw Porritt
    There was a lot of paperwork that went into being able to go into war. Porritt had to get the paperwork done to show proof that he was eligible to be in war. Getting fingerprints had to be done to clarify what you would be working far. In Porritt's case, he was going to be a Lieut-Commander, U.S. Navy, and Commanding.
  • Typewritten memoir "For the Boche After War" - Longshaw Porritt

    Typewritten memoir "For the Boche After War" - Longshaw Porritt
    “Boche” another name for the Germans.”I have no love for the Germans” Porritt really hating the Germans more than anything in the world and writing all the hatred away helped get the anger out. Porritt wanted to do anything in his power to get Germany boycotted by the rest of the world. All the men were determined to win the war and didn’t want another war for “years to come."
  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day
    Armistice Day is celebrated on November 11th. This day is remembered for being the day that World War 1 ended. We remember the 8.5 million soldiers who died across the world during this world. The poppy flower is a flower that represents armistice day. The flower stands for remembrance.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The war ended with the signing of the treaty of Versailles. There was almost no participation by the Germans while writing the Treaty. This revealed a split between the French who allegedly wanted to dismember Germany to make it almost impossible to renew war with France. Germany also had to pay for any destruction and was blamed for the war. This was one of the most important peace treaties that eventually allowed world war 1 to come to an end.
  • War Service Certificate- Longshaw Porritt

    War Service Certificate- Longshaw Porritt
    Porritt got a certificate to give an honorable mention to his active service in the United States Navy. Receiving this certificate showed how long you have served in the war. It also included the ships and stations you were stationed at during the war.
  • Military Record - Longshaw Porritt

    Military Record - Longshaw Porritt
    Porritt's military record gave me the whole rundown of what he had to go through while fighting in WW1. March of 1917 he was first enlisted in the American Ambulance Field Service. Then in 1917, he got enlisted into the U.S. Naval Aviation service, which was basically fighting in aircraft but. After a while, Porritt got sent to Italy in January 1918. He then served for more than a year in the battle of the Piave. He got awards for having outstanding service in two major battles.
  • State of Connecticut "Bonus" - Longshaw Porritt

    State of Connecticut "Bonus" - Longshaw Porritt
    An application was sent to inform Porrit that he has been denied for less than ninety days of service in the war. The treasurer rejected Porritt’s application for Connecticut. This “Bonus” was a movement that pressured the government to give a bonus to people who were serving in the war. This gathering involved 12,000 to 15,00 people with there families demanding for a bonus.