WW1 project

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In History
  • The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

    The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
    In 1914 Franz Ferdinand and his wife went to Bosnia for a state visit. Both of them went to the capital city of Sarajevo to inspect imperial troops and someone threw a bomb at their opened topped car and they dogged death. Then later that day their driver drove past 19-year-old Serbian nationalist Gavril Princip who shot and killed Franz Ferdinand and his wife
  • Mustard gas

    Mustard gas
    When you first encounter mustard gas you may not even know anything is about to affect you, but the best way to detect mustard gas is through the smell. Eve with heavy doses their nose adapted to it quickly making it seem it was done but it wasn't. Mustard gas harmed and killed soldiers by the thousands. After a mustard gas attack, you'll see red dots forming on your skin and then it will turn into painful blisters. When it gets in your throat, it will swell up and cut off your airway.
  • The Sinking of Lusitania

    The Sinking of Lusitania
    On May 7, 1915, the RA Lusitania was sunk by a german u boat. out of the 1,900 passengers and crew members on board, 1,100 died including more than 120 Americans. Several U.S. ships traveling to Britain were damaged or sunk by German mines. In February 1915 Germany announced unrestricted submarine warfare in the waters around Britain. Almost two years later the United States would join the war
  • Trenches during the war

    Trenches during the war
    tranches were long narrow itched built in the ground made for soldiers to live in. the conditions were not sanitary, the toilet overflowed and it was muddy and very uncomfortable which causes some of the soldiers to get trench foot. the only time they were able to sleep, was in the day time and only after their morning duties. watch duty was a very important crime and if you fell asleep on watch duty they would punish you in death of imprisonment
  • The Battle of Somme

    The Battle of Somme
    It started in July 1916 and ended in November of the same year. It started as just an allied offensive against Germany but turned into something much worse and the British forces suffered more than 57,000 casualties. 19,000 of those soldiers were killed on the first day of the battle alone. 3 million soldiers combined from both sides had fought in the battle and by the end, 1 million had died. It ended November 18, 1916
  • The Zimmerman telegram

    The Zimmerman telegram
    A notorious letter penned by German foreign secretary Arthur Zimmerman. The missive gave the ambassador a now-famous set of instructions which was if the united states were to join the war Von Eckardt was to approach Mexico's president with an offer to forge a secret wartime alliance. The germans would provide military and financial support for a Mexican attack
  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day
    This day marks the day that Germany, France, and Britain signed an agreement to end fighting. This happened at 5:00 in the morning. The actual Armistice began 6 hours later at 11:00 am. It was signed in Compiegne, France in a railway carriage. This location was discreet and that's why it was chosen. This was signed on November 11th, 1918 but the official end of WW1 did not take place until the treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28th
  • Charles Letter to His Mother

    Charles Letter to His Mother
    He just got his mother and father's letter from a while back and is also getting the newspaper more regularly. He noticed that all the schools and public services are beginning to close because of the flies. He wishes they could e with each other for the holidays but he can't because he wot be home on time. Someone he knows who goes by the name Mrs. Girdes got marries to the Hoene boy
  • Charles Letter to His Mother

    Charles Letter to His Mother
    Today he got more rain after 2 hours of sunshine "as usual". he got his Christmas package today too. He keeps looking for letters from his mom but they aren't coming in and he thinks that someone just has the letters laying around and that they will come soon. he now has a couple of hundred horses and took them out for exercise like bareback riding.
  • Charles Letter to His Mother

    Charles Letter to His Mother
    He thinks he has phenomena but doubts it because there are only a few cases of it. there are french funerals there every once in a while and he thinks they might have died from the flu but he is not for sure because he doesn't know if there are any cases in the hospital. he thinks there are the mumps going around but there are also few cases in the hospital of mumps and they aren't bad
  • Charles Letter to His Mother

    Charles Letter to His Mother
    sent his mom money, which was $50.00. his mom sent him candy and he likes it and was "tickled" by it, she also sent him a pen. he says they are getting more rain after a few days of cold weather. talks about coming home but doesn't think he will for a while just because he might be going to the front and if he does he won't come home for some time again. at the end of the letter, he hopes his family doesn't get sick and that they take care of themselves.
  • Diseases

    There was trench foot and soldier's feet turn red and blue in color, it was a major problem and was caused by the wet cold and unsanitary environment. Trench fever was caused by a bacterium called Bartonella and would cling onto the seams of the cloth, then people would run flames across the seams of their clothes to burn the lice off.
  • Charles Letter to His Mother

    Charles Letter to His Mother
    wishes that everyone is well and finally got some good weather from the past two days but it started raining again. he wishes he was back in the states but knows it will be a couple of months before he comes back. he hasn't written his dad a letter but he said he will soon, he wishes for it to stop raining so things can dry up like his trench or other things.
  • Christmas Truce

    Christmas Truce
    The Christmas truce was when all the shootings and rifles firing stopped in favor of holiday celebrations. At the first light of dawn on Christmas day, German soldiers came out of their trenches and said merry Christmas in the native language of the enemies. They sang carols and some even say that they played a friendly game of soccer. After this is was never repeated.
  • Technology

    Many people died because their leaders didn't want to keep up with the technology. sea and airborne weapons made a killing from a distance more effective, guns mounted on ships were able to strike targets up to twenty miles inland. The sleath and speed og german submarines gave germany a considerable advantage in the domiae of the north sea. airplanes made Manfred Von Richthofen a hero with his daring and thrilling mid air maneuvers