|1914 recruitment poster depicting Lord Kitchener,|
the British Secretary of State for War.
It has inspired many imitations.
Including Uncle Sam's version. :)
Learning Targets for Chapter 21—The Collapse and Recovery of Europe, 1914–1970s
- Notes: The First World War - Part I The Path to War
- Notes: World War One - Part II - Modern Idealized War
- Notes: The First World War - Part III - Trench Warfare & The Nature of WWI
- Notes: The First World War - Part IV - Battle Tactics, Strategies, and Outcome
- Notes: The First World War - Part V - The War to End All Wars (not)
- Notes: The Great Depression
- Notes: The Rise of Dictators
- Niall Ferguson's War of the World, Episode I: The Clash of Empires
- Andrew Marr's Making of Modern Britain: The Great War
- Andrew Marr's A History of the World: Industry, minute 47:11 to End
- The First World War - Video Series Playlist
- World War I - Tactics and Strategies
- The Great War (1960s) - Playlist
Crash Course World History: WWI - Archduke, Cynicism, and World War One
In which John Green teaches you about the war that was supposed to end all wars. Instead, it solved nothing and set the stage for the world to be back at war just a couple of decades later. As an added bonus, World War I changed the way people look at the world, and normalized cynicism and irony.
John will teach you how the assassination of an Austrian Archduke kicked off a new kind of war that involved more nations and more people than any war that came before. New technology like machine guns, airplanes, tanks, and poison gas made the killing more efficient than ever. Trench warfare and modern weapons led to battles in which tens of thousands of soldiers were killed in a day, with no ground gained for either side.
World War I washed away the last vestiges of 19th century Romanticism and paved the way for the 20th century modernism that we all know and find to be cold and off-putting. While there may not be much upside to WWI, at least it inspired George M. Cohan to write the awesome song, "Over There."
Note in slide view below the break:
Notes: World War One - The Path to War
Notes: World War One - Part II - Modern Idealized War
Notes: The First World War - Part III - Trench Warfare & The Nature of WWI
Notes: The First World War - Part IV - Battle Tactics, Strategies, and Outcome
Notes: The First World War - Part V - The War to End All Wars (not)
Notes: The Great Depression
Notes: The Rise of Dictators