The huge gap between expectation and reality for soldiers in WWI

With the outbreak of WWI, men around Europe rushed to take up their opportunities to fight in a conflict that they believed would be a glorious and great adventure that would end with victory by Christmas of the same year, 1914. While such views were shaped by a range of factors including patriotism and propaganda,… Read More The huge gap between expectation and reality for soldiers in WWI

The explosion of tensions that led to the outbreak of World War 1

The assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the ultimate trigger that led to the emergence of the Great War. However, this incident did not solely cause the worldwide war, but rather, it acted as the catalyst, bursting the tensions built up prior, between the European superpowers. Such tensions built up from the late 19th century,… Read More The explosion of tensions that led to the outbreak of World War 1