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World War I

These links describe the United States's involvement in the Great War, or World War I.


The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
The killing of an heir to the throne touched off a series of events that led to the beginning of the war.

The Christmas Truce
Christmas Day 1914 was a truce between soldiers who the day before and the day after tried to kill each other.

World War I
This was the first war to be fought by countries all around the globe. Your About Guide to Military History shows you in-depth the causes, events, and consequences of World War I, or the Great War.

20th Century History: World War I
Your About Guide to the 20th Century looks at the Great War from an overall, social perspective. This site is a good reminder that wars don't always happen totally on the battlefield.

The Great War
Very comprehensive site detailing the struggle first called The Great War and now called World War I. See how this war brought the struggle over colonies and territories into the modern era.

World War I Document Archive
This awesome site has loads of firsthand accounts of life and death during the First World War. Doing a report on this war? Get your primary sources here!

World War I Maps
These maps of the Great War come to you from the U.S. Military Academy, at West Point.

Cher Ami - World War I Carrier Pigeon
This is no joke! This carrier pigeon flew messages back and forth during World War I and saved 194 American soldiers.

Timeline of World War I
Find out more about the Great War, called the "War to End All Wars."

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