World War I

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  • A BELLIGERENT MILITARY: James W. Gerard, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, writes of difficulties when talking about the Lusitania sinking with the German army.

  • ABRAMS: MORE CONVICTIONS: Jacob Abrams and fellow Russian socialists suffer arrest and trial for speaking and writing against US-government actions.

  • A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER: Oliver Wendell Holmes writes a Supreme Court decision which allows people to say what they think but not necessarily avoid punishment.

  • A DEADLY SECOND WAVE: Soldiers arriving back in the U.S. spread the Spanish flu through the entire country. Hardest hit are large-crowd events, such as Philadelphia's Liberty Loan parade and the Armistice announcement.

  • AIR SHIPS OF WORLD WAR I: At the start of World War I, few countries can match Germany'sair ships- often calledZeppelins.

  • Albert and Helene Schweitzer during WWI: When World War One also impacted Africa, Albert and Helen Schweitzer were sent to a French prison camp.

  • ALBERT GITCHELL GETS SICK: Albert Gitchell, an Army cook at Camp Funston, complains of flu-like symptoms. The air-borne disease spreads to Europe when U.S. soldiers go to Europe in WWI.

  • ALL IN THE FAMILY: In 1914 Britain enters the war because Germany invades Belgium. Many leaders of all involved countries are relatives.

  • AMERICA ENTERS WWI: The U.S. enters the war in April 1917 using the sinking of the Lusitania as the main reason.

  • AMERICANS FLY FOR FRANCE: Young Americans want to fly combat missions for France during WWI; they form the Escadrille Americaine (American Squadron).

  • America's Deadliest Train Wreck: Just weeks after the Great Circus Train Wreck of 1918, America's deadliest train disaster occurs near Nashville, Tennessee. More than 100 people are killed as two trains collide, head-on, at Dutchman'...

  • AMMUNITION ON BOARD?: Studies show the Lusitania exploded because the torpedo struck coal bins, not illegal arms, causing coal dust to catch fire.

  • Armistice, 1918 - Germans Raise a White Flag: By the fall of 1918, Germans had endured four years of misery and loss. Citizens and military men alike were getting tired of the war - just like their opponents.

  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand: During a June 28, 1914 visit to Sarajevo, Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie are assassinated. The archduke's death is a precipitating cause of World War I.

  • Assassination of Franz Ferdinand - A Cause of WWI: Gavrilo Princip tries to commit suicide, after his fatal shooting of the Archduke and his wife, but the cyanide in the capsule he swallows is old, hence ineffective.

  • Assassin Fires at Franz Ferdinand and Sophie Chotek: Driving through the streets of Sarajevo, the driver of Franz Ferdinand makes a wrong turn. This provides a potential assassin with a deadly opportunity.

  • A TERRIBLE COINCIDENCE: To avoid torpedo strikes by German U-boats, the Lusitania changes course, but is still in danger.

  • A WORLD AT WAR: Archduke Ferdinand's assassination by Gavrilo Princip, a Serb, ignites a chain of events leading to World War I.

  • Barbara Anderson McDermott - Lusitania Survivor: A young girl is on a doomed ship but survives the Lusitania's sinking, along with her mother. She clutches a souvenir spoon throughout the awful ordeal, from the time the ship is struck until she is s...

  • Beginnings of Revolution in Russia: At the beginning of 1917, the Russian city ofSt.

  • Children in War: Both World Wars bring on much sacrifice and misery, especially for children.

  • CONSERVING FOOD IN WWI: Children as well as adults must ration food and many other items.

  • DEATH OF A SHIP: The Lusitania explosion is larger than anyone expects and many lifeboats are useless. The ship sinks within 18 minutes.

  • Doughboys and Their Helmets: Americans fighting in World War I were called doughboys.

  • END OF THE WAR: 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 Hitler and WWII.

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

  • Erich Maria Remarque - All Quiet on the Western Front: Erich Maria Remarque's book was published in English with the title "All Quiet on the Western Front." It remains a popular story about the horrors of war and will be remade into a new film (starring D...

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

  • Explosion of the Lusitania: Although a single torpedo penetratesLusitania, she is in peril almost immediately when a second, massive explosion occurs.

  • Facial Wounds from Shrapnel Strike in WWI: Soldiers in WWI trenches were at risk for shrapnel wounds which could severely damage their faces.

  • FATAL RUMORS: Germany invades Belgium in 1914 based on rumors the French will fight Germany there.

  • Fighting in the Trenches at Verdun - Cote (Hill) 304:

  • Flyboys: American pilots fly combat missions with France in WWI, although America is not yet in the war.

  • FOOD RATIONS: Governments ration food and many other items.

  • Gallipolli - A Deadly Campaign: The 25th of April, 2015, marks the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign. A costly battle, which dragged-on for eight months, Allied forces (mostly Aussies, Kiwis and Brits) were defeated at the...

  • GAS RATIONS: Americans have to ration gasoline, because the military needs it.

  • Gavrilo Princip: Gavrilo Princip, the assassin of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife (Sophie), is very ill. Knowing he will soon die himself, the young man's actions play a role in causing "The Great War" (which we...

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

  • Halifax Explosion - A Devastated City: An explosion-caused tsunami (on December 6, 1917) sends 18 meters (nearly 60 feet) of sea water above the high-water mark on the Halifax side of the harbor. In a matter of minutes, more than 1500 peop...

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

  • Harold Gillies and the Tubed Pedicle Procedure: Dr. Harold Gillies innovated a procedure known as the "tubed pedicle" to help restore the faces of men injured during WWI.

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

  • HORSES in WORLD WAR I: Combatants on all sides rely on horses; learn about the role that horses fill during WWI.

  • In Flanders Fields - Story behind the Famous Poem by John McCrae: During November, people wear red poppies to honor those who died fighting for their countries. November 11 is variously known as "Remembrance Day" and "Veterans' Day." John McCrae's poem, "In Flanders...

  • Inglourious Basterds: Inglourious Basterds is a film which tells the fictional story of two plots to assassinate Nazi Germany's political leaders.

  • Invasion of Norway - German Soldiers Befriend Norwegian Children:

  • James McConnell and His Flying Machine: In January of 1915, James McConnell went to France to simply observe the war. However he soon became a war hero, driving ambulances, then as a pilot.

  • JOEY and ALBERT at WAR'S END: Find out what happens to war horses during and after WWI - and - learn how the bond between a boy and his horse could not be broken.

  • JOEY BECOMES A WAR HORSE: On the 28th of July, 1914 WWI begins when Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia and the war-alliance dominoes begin to fall. Joey, and others like him, will soon become a war horse.

  • LAFAYETTE FLYING CORPS: There are ultimately 38 American pilots in the Lafayette Flying Corps who fly for France in WWI.

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