Archive for the 'Chapter 22: World War I: The End of Enlightenment' Category

Christmas in the Trenches

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

An interesting read about the Germans and the Americans/British during the trench warfare that occurred in France. It describes human decency, during a most important holiday for many countries: Christmas. I don’t wish to give away too much of the reading, but it does inspire hope that perhaps not all humans engulfed in the fires […]

Quick History of Franz Ferdinand

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

This is just a little history byte about Franz Ferdinand, and the specifics of how he was assassinated, by whom, and how it all began. It quickly explains the terrorist group the “Black Hand” and how they were affiliated, and why they set out to assassinate Franz.

The Balkan Wars, WWI, and Ottoman Decline

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Part of the success of the Ottoman Empire and its ability to be one of the longest lasting empires was its unparalleled leaders.   After breaking its long succession of great leaders, the empire finally collapsed after the poor decision of its leadership to ally itself with Germany in WWI. The Balkan Wars The history […]

A funny little cartoon!

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

I know this is not my chapter, but after Wednesday’s lecture, I thought I would share this! Click on the picture for the full-size cartoon!

German Airpower and the Red Baron

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Airplanes’ first use in combat was during the First World War.  They were originally assigned to gathering intelligence; but soon pilot’s were putting machine guns on their aircraft and fighter planes came into existence.  With this came dog fighting and numerous air battles, along with the first  Aces.  One of the most famous and feared […]

The “New” Weapons of WWI

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

The focus on hand-held weapons WWI

Trench Warfare

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

During the first world war, hundreds of thousands died in the miserable conditions of the trenches.  Enemy gunfire and mortar shells were not the only cause of death in these defensive positions; but also disease was rampant.  This article gives a better insight into what it was like to be apart of one of history’s […]

The Bolshevik Revolution

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

The Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917 was initiated by millions of people. When Czar Nicholas II dragged 11 million peasants into World War I, the Russian people became discouraged with their injuries and the loss of life they sustained. The country of Russia was in ruins, ready to revolt.     (Czar Nicholas II) Why […]

Ch.22 The Alliance System

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

I found this pretty cool site that has a flash map of WWI. It shows the how the war started and proceeded. The Alliance system during the WWI brought together Germany, Austria-Hungry, and Italy as The Triple Alliance. Against The Triple Alliance were The Triple Entente; England, Belgium, France, Russia, and Serbia. During the […]