WORLD WAR 1 (WW1) was a global war that originated in Europe and involved nearly all the biggest powers of the world.
WW1 is also known as the:
First World War | War of the Nations | The Great War | The War to End all Wars.
Europe had split into 2 large families of enemy countries:
The Allies – The British Empire, France, Belgium, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro Russia and USA (later).
The Central Powers – Germany, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Turkey.
Germany invaded Belgium on 4 August 1914. Since Britain was on Belgium’s side it declared war on Germany in return. Thus began the 4-year epic World War 1. Eventually the Allies won World War 1.
Did you know that:
?WW1 ended on the 11th hour of the11th day of the 11th month in 1918.
This historic day is known as Armistice Day.
⚔️ More than 18 million soldiers lost their lives in this military conflict.
? The youngest British Soldier was only 12 years old.
⚔️ Tanks were developed by the British as top secret work.