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Overview of World War One: Brief Contents

Place of World Wars I and II in history
Position of Europe on world map
Geography of Europe in 1910
British, French, and German colonial empires
Two alliances in Europe: the Triple Entente and the Triple Alliance Preview
The German Master Plan to defeat her enemies
1914: Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand begins World War I
1914: Invasion of Belgium stopped at Marne River; Russia invades in east
1914-18: Historic footage illustrates mechanization of war
1914-15: Ottoman Empire and Italy choose sides
1917: Entrance of America
1917: Russian revolutions and Russian exit from the war
1918: Germany held in west; American troops join in final push
1918: Ottoman Empire surrenders and Austria-Hungary collapses
1918: Germany surrenders and armistice declared
1919: Communist revolutions in central Europe
1919: Woodrow Wilson goes to Europe for peace conference
1919: Geographic results of Versailles peace treaty
1919: Rise of fascism anticipated

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