Diseases in WW1

Top 10 Diseases That Were Common in World War I

Though many innocent souls were lost due to physical injuries sustained during battle , others suffered from diseases which arose from poor living conditions, food shortages, and lack of personal hygiene in the trenches. This meant that people were often admitted to hospital for sickness instead of wounds and medics found themselves fighting a war against disease as well as … Read more >>

Benedetto Brin Battleship

Top 10 Outstanding Battleships of World War I

“War makes good history, but peace is poor reading.” – Thomas Hardy And sardonically enough it is true. Though war may represent a horrible time in human history, it also allows us to learn about various principles, strategies, and consequences that occur during the course of conflict and how to bring about peace. Another important aspect of war is the … Read more >>

Ferdinand Foch WW1 General

Top 10 Outstanding World War I Generals

The First World War, also known as the Great War, which lasted from 1914 to 1918, saw one of the worst losses of human life in history. The war was led by tough generals on both sides who devised strategies and displayed a tremendous amount of courage in leading their troops. Some of them gained respect for their sharp battle … Read more >>

deadly machine gun

Top 10 Deadliest Weapons of World War 1

The First World War, also known as the Great War, saw the use of some of the deadliest weapons ever known to humankind. Europeans entered the war expecting traditional cavalry charges and infantry carrying bayonets, but the reality was very different when the continent woke up to face U-boats, machine guns, lethal chemicals and some of the most advanced artillery … Read more >>

Roman Empire

Top 10 Bloodiest Battles of World War 1

There were more than 100 battles fought in World War I. The war started on July 28, 1914 and ended on November 11, 1918, lasting for four years. There were over nine million combatants and seven million civilians directly or indirectly involved. World War I had some of the bloodiest battles that resulted in over 17 million casualties and 20 … Read more >>

Reasons for WW1

Top 10 Causes of World War 1

On June 1914, a Serbian nationalist named Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand in the small Balkan city of Sarajevo. Europe had already witnessed a number of high-profile assassinations in the preceding years, assassinations that shocked everyone, but none of which led to a major crisis like this one. This was the incident that sent ripples all across Europe and … Read more >>