Quick WWI facts

Did you know?

• On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungary throne, was assassinated. The group responsible was the ‘Black Hand’ a Serbian nationalist group. This would trigger the war. The Austro Hungary Empire declared war on Serbia, causing Russia to declare war on Austria.assasination

• Germany was a big ally of the Austro Hungary Empire and declared war on Russia. This caused France to declare war on Germany and so forth.

• World War one was the first truly global war. The United States of America stayed neutral, until 1917 after Germany destroyed American supply ships exporting to Britain.

• The First World War ended on November 11, 1918. Germany signed the armistice treaty with the allies.signnn

• The war produced over 40 million casualties.






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