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World War I (short version)

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Let's retrace on a map a summary of the chain of events of WWI, the so-called Great War. This video summarises the origins, course and consequences of this war.


English translation & voiceover: Rahul Venkit

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Music: God Fury - Anno Domini Beats (YouTube Library)
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World War I: Every Day

See the changing front lines of World War I every day from Austria-Hungary's declaration of war to the armistice of November 11, 1918. This video also includes the changing front lines in Africa and the Pacific. The war started 100 years ago and today we live as the result of its legacy.
Maroon = Central Powers and annexed lands.
Burgundy = Areas militarily occupied by the Central Powers.
Red = Central Power puppet or client states.
Brown = Central Powers in an armistice.
Pink = Central Power gains for that day.
Dark blue = Allied powers
Blue = Central Powered lands militarily occupied by the Allies.
Blue-grey = Allied powers in an armisitce.
Light blue = Allied gains for that day.

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World War I

Extended version -- Let's retrace on a map a summary of WWI, the so-called Great War.

This video summarises the period since the rise of nationalism in the middle of the 19th century until the signing of peace treaties after 1918.


English translation & voiceover: Rahul Venkit

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- Atlas de la Première Guerre mondiale (Christophe Clavel)

How Did World War 1 Start?

How did World War 1 start? We bet some of you don't know it began with an assassination, but why would the killing of the heir to the Astro-Hungarian Empire start a global conflict which the world had never seen before? Check out today's new video where we try and explain the many factors that led to the world erupting in what would be known as the Great War.


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World War, I also known as the First World War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28th July 1914 and lasted until 11th November 1918. The war lasted exactly four years, three months and 14 days. Before World War II began in 1939, World War I was called the Great War, the World War or the War to End all Wars. 135 countries took part in World War I, and more than 15 million people died. See the fact file below for more information about World War I.

World War 1 was a military conflict which involved nearly all the biggest powers of the world. It involved two opposing alliances – the Allies and the Central Powers. The countries of the Allies included Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal and Montenegro. The countries of the Central Powers included Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey and Bulgaria.







Britain Should Not Have Fought in the First World War

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The First World War is not called the Great War for nothing. It was the single most decisive event in modern history, as well as one of the bloodiest: by the time the war ended, some nine million soldiers had been killed. It was also a historical full stop, marking the definitive end of the Victorian era and the advent of a new age of uncertainty. By 1918, the old order had fallen: the Bolsheviks had seized power in Russia; the German, Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires had been destroyed; and even the victorious Allied powers had suffered devastating losses. It was supposed to be the war to end all wars. And yet barely two decades later, the world was again plunged into conflict. Little wonder then that historians still cannot agree whether Britain's engagement was worth it.

For some, the war was a vitally important crusade against Prussian militarism. Had we stayed out, they argue, the result would have been an oppressive German-dominated Europe, leaving the British Empire isolated and doomed to decline. And by fighting to save Belgium, Britain stood up for principle: the right of a small nation to resist its overbearing neighbours.

For others, the war was a catastrophic mistake, fought at a catastrophic human cost. It brought Communism to power in Russia, ripped up the map of Europe and left a festering sense of resentment that would fuel the rise of Nazism. We often forget that, even a few days before Britain entered the war, it seemed likely that we would stay out. H. H. Asquith's decision to intervene changed the course of history. But was it the right one?

Post-World War I Recovery: Crash Course European History #36

In which John Green looks at Europe's attempts to recover from the devastation of World War I and forge a lasting peace. The peace did not last. Today we're talking about the economic cultural recovery of the 1920s, and the economic depression of the 1930s, and the fragile state of Europe after the Great War. We'll also look at the rise of fascism via the auspices of populist leaders like Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, and we'll set the stage for the war to come.

-Smith, Bonnie G. Europe in the Contemporary World since 1900, 2nd ed. London: Bloomsbury, 2020.

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The Treaty of Versailles | The end of World War I | THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD series

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00:00 The Armistice of 11 November 1918
01:57 Revolution in the defeated countries
02:58 The conditions of peace
05:30 Signing the Treaty of Versailles of 28 June 1919


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The Battle of the Somme 0:04

On July 1, 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme began.
The British sent thousands of soldiers over the tops of the trenches to take the German positions on the opposite side.
The Germans, however, knew the attack was coming and were very well prepared.
The advancing British were quickly cut down by rifles, machine guns, and artillery.
Although some of the British were able to break through the German lines, the majority were unsuccessful. Altogether, the British suffered 57,000 casualties making it the bloodiest day in their history to this day.
The Battle of the Somme would go on for another four months and claim the lives of thousands more.

The Battle of Cambrai 4:29

The Battle of Cambrai was significant in ww1, as it was the first battle in which tanks were used on a
large scale.
At dawn on November 20, 1917, over 400 British Mark IV tanks with the support of infantry and artillery began approaching the German lines.The tanks were able to easily flatten the barbed wire and make it across the trenches, which was previously suicide for infantry to do so.
By the end of the first day, the British had pushed deep into enemy territory, in the following days however, the Germans took back much off the ground they had lost, as many of the British tanks had mechanical issues or were destroyed by artillery.
Although it was not a decisive victory for the British, the battle of Cambrai had proven the effectiveness of the tank on the battlefield.

The 2nd Battle of Villers Brentonnoeux 8:18

On April 25, 1918, during the 2nd Battle of Villers Brentonneux, the first tank vs. tank battle occurred.
A German A7v tank was met by 3 British Mark IV tanks, 2 of which were soon hit and retreated.
The German tank was then shot by the remaining British tank and the crew had to evacuate.
Next, the British tank was met by 2 more German tanks and infantry. But after getting fired upon, the German tanks turned around and withdrew. Later that day the British tank was hit by German artillery and the crew safely retreated to a British trench.

The Armistice (11:00AM / 11th day / 11th month / 1918 )

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The Ending of World War I: The Road to 11 November

This lecture re-examines how the First World War ended. Why did Germany request a ceasefire and why did the Allies and America grant one?

A lecture by David Stevenson, Professor of International History at LSE 7 November 2018

This lecture will re-examine how the First World War ended, anticipating the centenary commemorations in 2018. It will discuss both why Germany requested a ceasefire, and why the Allies and America granted one. It will argue that the German army was near collapse, and that Germany was not defeated by a 'stab in the back' at home. None the less, the Allies had good reasons not to press on to Berlin.


November 11th 1918 - The end of World War I | HISTORY CALENDAR

TODAY IN HISTORY, November 11th 1918: After the collapse of the western front, the German Empire signed the ceasefire agreement that ends the First World War. For the Western powers a celebrated victory, a defeat with landslide-like consequences for Germany. Germany has to vacate the occupied areas in France, Belgium and Luxembourg, and release Alsace-Lorraine and the left bank of the Rhine. Even in the countys interior severe obstacles had to be overcome. The announcement of the abdication of the emperor and the proclamation of the Republic led to clashes between radical and moderate forces which ultimately resulted in a democratic government. In 1919 the ceasefire agreement was replaced by the Treaty of Versailles. With that Germany conclusively lost its position as a great central European power.

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World War I - The Great War (1914-1918)

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. More than 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died as a result of the war, a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents' technological and industrial sophistication, and tactical stalemate. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, paving the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved.

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Closing stages of World War I | The 20th century | World history | Khan Academy

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WWI Peace Celebrations

World War I (WWI) was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. It was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until the start of World War II in 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter.


World War I in Europe (1914-1918): Every Month

See the changing front lines of the Great War, every month.

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World War 1 - History of Modern Europe | 1914 - 1918

This video is perfectly uploaded when the armistice halting the 'War to End All Wars' was signed in Compiègne, France, at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918, In honor of the soldiers and heroes who died who fought in The Great War. Also known as the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
It is signed in PST/UTC +8, 17:00, 11th of November.

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What Killed more People than WWI in 1918?

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The Spanish Flu, as the virus is now known, made its way around the world mindless of human politics, borders and morality, infecting soldiers and civilians, rich and poor alike. Its spread was so wide-reaching that the only continent it left untouched was Antarctica.
By the time the virus had run its course, approximately 500 million people, roughly one third of the world’s population, had fallen ill.
Conservative estimates place the death toll at 20 million people, but it is now widely accepted that the much more likely figure lies somewhere between 50 - 100 million.

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