Presented By: Joshua Burrows. The War To End All Wars: World War I. Section 1. World War I Begins. Causes of World War I. M.A.I.N. M ilitarism - the development of armed forces for use as tools for imperialism and diplomacy A lliances
World War I Begins
Map of the Alliances in Europe during World War I
Picture of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand. He would of inherited the throne of Austria if he was not assassinated.
The assassin who was responsible for murdering The Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his mistress Sophie. He was believed to be a member of the gang The Black Hand
Portrait of Kaiser Wilhelm II, the Emperor of Germany. Aiding Austria-Hungary because of the alliance system, he will unknowingly be the cause of the US joining the Allies in WWI
Pictures of the brutal conditions of trench warfare experienced in WWI. Between the confined space, mud, disease, depression, low morale, death, and many other factors, WWI had some of the worst conditions for soldiers out of any war.
Illustration of the U-Boat U-20 surfacing after sinking the British passenger ship Lusitania
Any early form of the press expressing their opinions of politics, Political Cartoons have been made around for a long time. This is one describing the Zimmerman Note situation.
The “before” and “after” of the interception of the Zimmerman Note
American Power Tips the Balance
A group of Destroyer Class Warships escorts civilian ships across the Atlantic
Pictures of common machine guns used in WWI; Vickers Machine Gun (Top Left), Maxim Machine Gun (Top Right), Lewis Machine Gun (Bottom)
Picture of a British Mark I Tank issued into service in 1916. Some initial models had two large wheels added to the back for aided steering, but after proved unsuccessful, they were left off of later models
Picture of Central Powers bombers targeting allies on the battlefield. These primitive airplanes are made out of wood and light fabric material and could not withstand much flak, as seen around the airplanes in the photo.
Victims of a Chlorine Gas attack in WWI. Bandages over their blinded eyes, surprisingly, these were the lucky ones.