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Major Battles of WWI: Militarism

During 1914-1918, World War I raged across Europe's Western and Eastern Front. With trench warfare, airplanes, and submarines, battles were bloody and cost millions of lives. Conditions were brutal and there were very few decisive victories. This guide hi

Words to Know

"Established by December 1914, the Western Front was a network of trenches that stretched across eastern France and a section of western Belgium.  The Western Front ran approximately 400 miles (645 km), reaching from the North Sea to the border of Switzerland."
Hamilton, John. Events Leading to World War I. Edina, MN: ABDO, 2004. Print.
"The length of the front in the East was much longer than in the West. The theatre of war was roughly delimited by the Baltic Sea in the West and Moscow in the East, a distance of 1,200 kilometers, and Saint Petersburg in the North and the Black Sea in the South, a distance of more than 1,600 kilometers."

Alvin York: Conscientious Objector

 American soldier Sergeant Alvin Cullum York. Photographed on the Argonne hillside in France where he captured more than 130 German soldiers in October 1918.
The Granger Collection / Universal Images Group/ALVIN C. YORK (1887-1964). - Alvin Cullum York. American Soldier. Photographed On The Argonne Hillside In France Where He Captured More Than 130 German Soldiers In October 1918.. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 20 Nov 2011.