Abstract. How world war one has had a profound effect on the humanity and the century that followed it. . Names used for World War One. The Great War The War to End All Wars The Forgotten War. How it started. With a tangle of Alliances. . WWI era map of Europe.
How world war one has had a profound effect on the humanity and the century that followed it.
With a tangle of Alliances.
WWI era map of Europe
What is the price of a mile?
21.59 men dead or wounded for every foot gained.
That’s 140,000 men for every mile.
The total advance was a little over five miles.
SUICIDE IN THE TRENCHES
By Siegfried Sassoon
I knew a simple soldier boy Who grinned at life in empty joy, Slept soundly through the lonesome dark, And whistled early with the lark.
In winter trenches, cowed and glum, With crumps and lice and lack of rum, He put a bullet through his brain. No one spoke of him again.
You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye Who cheer when soldier lads march by, Sneak home and pray you'll never know The hell where youth and laughter go.
Suicide in the Trenches- by Siegfried Sassoon.
The Send Off- by Wilfred Owen
A Dead Boche- by Robert Graves
A Farewell to Arms- by Ernest Hemmingway
In Flanders Field- By John McCrae
“How high a price is victory? That's a question we owe to the First World War. And the question is still with us today.” -Jay Winter, Historian
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