World War 1 Summary

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World War I started the twentieth century off with a bang. The war began when Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by Gavrilo Princip was a nineteen year-old who was a member of the Serbian terrorist group called The Black Hand. The terrorist group requested that if the country had a large population of Serbian peoples that they need to be freed. With the death of the Archduke, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. Austria-Hungary also had a promise from Germany that if Russia took action, Germany would interfere. The countries that would be part of the Triple Alliance were Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. The opposing front against the Triple Alliance was the Triple Entente. The Triple Entente was composed of Britain, …show more content…
The soldiers from different nations became test subjects to the nations developing weapons. For roughly four years the world would be at war. The war’s casualty count soared to almost twenty-six million, according to the book World War I by Hanson W. Allwin. Nations that updated and recreated military vehicles, new weapons, and updated military ideas had an advantage. During the course of the war soldiers barricaded themselves in trenches. The networks of trenches were protected by barbed wire and machine guns; this method of warfare in known as trench warfare. Trench warfare made it difficult for soldiers to try to infiltrate the enemy’s trenches. However, the British created a solution to this problem on September 15, 1916, when the first armored vehicle …show more content…
Trenches provided shelter from the enimes line of fire. Trenches were generally six feet wide and seven feet deep. This provided some room for the soldiers to spend during down time of the war. Not even to spend leisure time, it was were the soldiers ate, slept, and fought. The same trench were a man probably died, they lived in. Also if the soldiers were lucky they had a dug out to protect themselves. This was a room carved out underground. Some dug outs could be fifteen feet deep or barely under the ground. Like said before, trench warfare had little advantage. It was a miserable environment to be in and the death count was grossly

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