Most historians regard this as the start of WWI, but some consider the earlier start of fighting between Austria-Hungary and Serbia in July 1914 to be the start of WWI.
with the signing of armistice agreements.
It all started with an assassination. On 28 July 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, was killed by a Serbian terrorist.
In response, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. This set off a series of events that led other countries to join in – Russia, France, and Germany.
WW1 began on the 28th of July 1914, It started when the Austria-Hungary empire declared war on Serbia.
Four days later, Germany, which had been allied with Austria-Hungary since 1879, declared war on Russia. In 1915, after France’s invasion of German territory through Belgium violated their treaty with Germany they entered the war against them.
After fighting a long trench warfare battle from 1914 – 1918 WW1 finally ended on 11 November 1918 with
10 million people dead, 20 million were injured, and countless more were displaced.
WW1 took place in
It was fought between a coalition known as The Triple Entente (United Kingdom, France, Russia) and their enemies The Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary), led by Germany.
WW1 lasted for around 4 years, from 1914-1918. The war officially ended on 11 November 1918 with the signing of armistice agreements.
World War I was fought in Europe and involved more than two dozen nations.
They were opposed by the Allies, which included
Other countries such as Japan also fought in WW1.
WWI caused a lot of death and destruction, and often the main cause of death was machine guns.
Soldiers were also killed in trenches from artillery fire, hand grenades, poison gas attacks, or bayonet charges. The first world war is what most people think of when they hear the word war.
Did you know that WWI was called the Great War or the World War? It’s lesser-known facts like this that can give a new perspective on history.
WWI began in 1914 when Russia invaded Prussia, a part of Germany.
The Allies included France, Britain, Italy, Japan, and Serbia.
The Central Powers included Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire (Turkey), Bulgaria, and Germany.