Facts about WW1: The War to End All Wars

July 2014 marks the centennial of World War I, prematurely and naively called “The War to End All Wars” by its instigators, or more aptly “The Great War”. The bloody conflict pitted empires against empires as the European powers vied for superiority in the battlefield and, ultimately, victory. It took four years for a victor to emerge from that conflict, four of the bloodiest years in history, where new technology ripped through the flesh and soul of men, literally and figuratively, and time stood still, at least for the men dying on the battlefields of Europe. Let us look at some of the most important facts about The War to End All Wars.

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