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World War I

Subject Guide

Andrew Crews
Subjects:Genealogy, Texana

Books on WWI Posters

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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Trench Warfare on the Front

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Films Related to WWI

The Great War 1914 - 1918

Major Events of World War I

1914

June 28 - Assassination of Archuduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife by a Serbian assailant

July 28 - Austria declares war on Serbia

August 1 - Germany declares war on Russia

August 3 - Germany declares war on France

August 4 - British declares war on Germany

August 14-24 - Battle of the Frontiers

1915

May 7 - Sinking of the SS Lusitania

May 23 - Italy enters the war on the sides of the allies

1916

February-November - Battle of Verdun

September 15 - Introduction of tank warfare

1917

March 8-11 - British capture Baghdad

April 6 - United States enters the war

December 9 - British capture Jerusalem

1918

January 8 - Announcement of President Woodrow Wilson's "Fourteen Points"

March 26 - General Foch named Allied Supreme Commander

May-July - Battle of Chateau, Thierry, and Belleau Wood

August 8-12 - Battle of Amiens

September 26-November 11 - Battle of the Meuse Argonne

October 3 - Hindenburg line breached

November - Kaiser Willem flees to Holland

November 11 - Armistice signed ending the war

WWI and The San Antonio Light - Primary Documents

Original WWI Posters

Books on World War I

World War I in Fiction

Books on World War I for Young Readers

Life in the Trenches