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1914-1918: The World at War. Patten & Valdner Mepham High School Global History. Causes of the War. 1. The Alliance System. Triple Entente :. Triple Alliance :. 4. Aggressive Nationalism. Pan-Slavism: The Balkans, 1914. The “Powder Keg” of Europe. The “Spark”.

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1914 1918 the world at war

1914-1918:The Worldat War

Patten & ValdnerMepham High SchoolGlobal History

Causes of the war

Causesof theWar

1. The Alliance System

Triple Entente:

Triple Alliance:

Pan-Slavism: The Balkans, 1914

The“Powder Keg”of Europe

The spark


The Assassin:



  • Home by Christmas!

  • No major war in 50 years!

  • Nationalism!

It's a long way to Tipperary,

It's a long way to go;

It's a long way to Tipperary,

To the sweetest girl I know!

Goodbye, Piccadilly,

Farewell, Leicester Square,

It's a long, long way to Tipperary,

But my heart's right there!

Recruits of the Central Powers

A German Soldier Says Farewell to His Mother


Posters wartime propaganda


German Poster

Think of Your Children!

The western front a war of attrition

The Western Front: A “War of Attrition”

Trench Warfare

“No Man’s Land”

Verdun – February, 1916

  • German offensive.

  • Each side had 500,000 casualties.

The Somme – July, 1916

  • 60,000 British soldiers killed in one day.

  • Over 1,000,000 killed in 5 months.

War IsHELL !!

The eastern front


T. E. Lawrence & the “Arab Revolt”, 1916-18

Fighting in Africa

Black Soldiers in the German Schutztruppen[German E. Africa]

British Sikh Mountain Gunners

America joins the allies


The Sinking of the Lusitania

The YanksAre Coming!

The war of the industrial revolution new technology

The War of theIndustrial Revolution:NewTechnology

The Airplane

“Squadron Over the Brenta”Max Edler von Poosch, 1917

The Flying Aces of World War I

FrancescoBarraco, It.

Eddie “Mick”Mannoch, Br.

Eddie Rickenbacher, US

Manfred vonRichtoffen, Ger.[The “RedBaron”]

Rene PaukFonck, Fr.

Willy Coppens deHolthust, Belg.

Curtis-Martin U. S. Aircraft Plant

Looking for the “Red Baron?”



Poison Gas

Machine Gun

Art of world war i

“Art”ofWorldWar I

“A Street in Arras”John Singer Sargent, 1918

“Gassed and Wounded”Eric Kennington, 1918

“Paths of Glory”C. R. W. Nevinson, 1917

German Cartoon:“Fit for active service!”, 1918

1918 Flu Pandemic: Depletes All Armies

50,000,000 – 100,000,000 died

11 a.m., November 11, 1918

The Armistice is Signed!

The Somme American Cemetary, France

116,516 Americans Died

Turkish Genocide Against Armenians

A Portent of Future Horrors to Come!