World War I Chapters

Even though Queen Victoria's descendants were on the thrones of Europe, those relatives were unable to prevent their countries from plunging into the chaos of war. This collection highlights what happened during the "forgotten war."

Archduke Ferdinand's assassination by Gavrilo Princip, a Serb, ignites a chain of events leading to World War I.

Children as well as adults must ration food and many other items.

The Lusitania explosion is larger than anyone expects and many lifeboats are useless. The ship sinks within 18 minutes.

The fighting stops on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918. Germany loses the war and territory, which sets up the scenario for H...

Nicholas' coronation feast causes the death of about 2,000 people and his reign causes Russia many military losses.

The United States joins WWI, starts a military draft which many oppose, and passes the Espionage and Sedition Acts of 1917 and 1918.

Germany invades Belgium in 1914 based on rumors the French will fight Germany there.

Governments ration food and many other items.

Americans have to ration gasoline, because the military needs it.

Alexei, the fifth child and only son of Nicholas II ("Tsar of all the Russias"), is born with hemophilia.

Children, especially in Great Britain, have to suffer family issues, as well as a lack of food and supplies.

After WWII, Greece fights a civil war - civilians against the army - and then, in 1953, there is a terrible earthquake.

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