The Great War


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  • very nicely done with historical stats and facts, it'll help me on my essay about WWI
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  • Very tastefully done. How appropriate of the song that was chose for this clip........As you listen to the words in the song, it makes one wonder why in the heart of the soldier he feels he did the 'unforgiven.' I guess in their minds and heart, to 'kill' another human being was 'THE UNFORGIVEN.'

    War is 'HELL!'
    Thank you for sharing and I would like to share with you, as well as and click on 'Robert Winston Mercy' category. I have posted many articles about this hero of the 'forgotten War' (Korea), for which Mr. Mercy has not forgotten as he reveals in his YouTube videos and his newly published memoir 'I Hear No Bugles.'
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  • Find a two great songs about WWI at Song titles are Lafayette We are Here and Gavrilo Princip. Both songs will soon be on iTunes.
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The Great War

  1. 2. General Information… <ul><li>Started on July 28, 1914 </li></ul><ul><li>Ended on November 11, 1918 </li></ul><ul><li>Almost 8,000,000 dead. </li></ul><ul><li>*** Russia the most = 1.7 million </li></ul><ul><li>Almost 22,000,000 wounded….. </li></ul><ul><li>Map of Europe greatly changed . </li></ul>
  2. 5. Reasons for start of war… <ul><li>Extreme nationalism – pride in country </li></ul><ul><li>Imperialism </li></ul><ul><li>Militarism – building up military </li></ul><ul><li>Alliance system - < KEY REASON > </li></ul><ul><ul><li>European powers formed rival alliances to protect themselves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PROBLEM ? One event could drag all countries involved into a conflict. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 8. The Black Hand.. <ul><li>The main objective of the Black Hand was the creation, by means of violence, of a Greater Serbia. </li></ul><ul><li>Its stated aim was: &quot;To realize the national ideal, the unification of all Serbs. This organization prefers terrorist action to cultural activities; it will therefore remain secret.&quot; </li></ul>
  4. 9. The spark that lit the fuse…. <ul><li>The one event that started the Great War happened in the Balkans. </li></ul><ul><li>The Archduke Franz Ferdinand (Austria) was assassinated while visiting Serbia. </li></ul><ul><li>The Black Hand was responsible…. </li></ul>
  5. 10. The Assassin and the Archduke Gavrilo Princip
  6. 11. Assassination
  7. 12. Kaiser Wilhelm II <ul><li>“ You will be home before the leaves have fallen from the trees!!” </li></ul>
  8. 17. Battle of Verdun <ul><li>the longest and one of the bloodiest engagements of World War I. February 1916 – December 1916 </li></ul><ul><li>Two million men were engaged. </li></ul><ul><li>The intention of the Germans had been a battle of attrition in which they hoped to bleed the French army white. </li></ul><ul><li>In the end, they sustained almost as many casualties as the French; an estimated 328,000 to the French 348,000. </li></ul>
  9. 19. Map 31.1: Major U.S. Operations in France, 1918
  10. 20. Figure 31.1: Approximate Comparative Losses in World War I
  11. 21. What was the job of George Creel during the war? <ul><li>His job was to sell America the war. </li></ul><ul><li>Creel tried to “whip” up support for Wilson’s ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Help US raise money to fight </li></ul>
  12. 24. Election of 1916 Wilson Hughes “ He kept us out of war!!!!”
  13. 25. A very close election..
  14. 27. Russian Revolution of 1917
  15. 28. Jeannette Rankin <ul><li>1 st women elected to Congress in United States history. </li></ul><ul><li>Republican from Wyoming. </li></ul><ul><li>Only person in Congress to vote against going to war in WW I (and II). </li></ul>
  16. 29. Communism Workers of the World UNITE!!
  17. 30. Harlem Hell fighters <ul><li>An African American unit attached to the French Army that fought bravely in many battles. </li></ul><ul><li>Awarded medals from the French </li></ul>
  18. 32. Allied Commanders
  19. 35. Sgt. York
  20. 37. The Big 4
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