Over 7 million civilians died as a result of World War 1
An explosion on the battlefield in France was heard in London: A group of miners that worked in secrecy dug tunnels 100ft, and place explosives to detonate the enemies. Then at Messines Ridge in Belgium, they dung 19 under ground tunnels and used 900,000lbs! Much of the German front line was destroyed, and the explosions were heard 140 miles away by the British prime minister in Downing St.
Around 11 percent of the population of France was killed or wounded during the war. About 116,000 Americans were killed, even though the US was only in the war for about 7 months.
When a generation of men went to fight the war, more than a million women took their place in the workforce. They worked long hours, often in poor conditions and with dangerous chemicals. The so-called 'canaries' were women who worked with TNT, which gave them toxic jaundice and turned their skin yellow.
About 21 solders were wounded after the end of WW1
World war 1 sparked the invention of plastic surgery
More than 65 million men from 30 different countries fought in WW1. Nearly 10 million died. There were over 35 million civilian and soldier casualties throughout the war.
The most successful soldier of the entire war was Rittmeister Von Richthofen. He shot down 80 planes, more than any other soldier.
On Christmas Eve 1914 both sides had a truce, they played a football match between Germanys trench and England's trench, then exchanged gifts and souvenirs.
Sydney Lewis was 12 when he lied about his age to get into the army. He was the youngest soldier in the army
An explosion on the battlefield in France was heard in London.
The youngest British soldier was 12 years old.
During WW1, Brititsh tanks were intialy categorized into males and females. The males had cannons, while females had machine guns.
The yougest to join the army was only 12 and he really wanted to go off to fight so one of the officers put 4 fingers above his head when he was getting his height measured to give him the extra few centimetres so he could join.
During World War 1 dogs were used to carry messages in capsules attached to their bodies.
Journalists faced execution as reporting on the conflict was, in the opinion of the War Office, helping the enemy. If caught, they faced the death penalty.
On Christmas, 1914, both sides declared a truce and sung Christmas carols to each other.
War work turned some women,s skin yellow
on Christmas eve German and British soldiers exchanged food and souvenirs. the following Christmas, the soldiers on watch on both sides shot any soldier s that did this.
Soldiers peed on their boots to keep them soft during world war one
War work turned some women skin yellow
World War 1 sparked the invention of plastic surgery.
Blood banks were developed during WW1
In World War 1 journalists faced execution
In World War 1 journalists faced excecution
An incredible 65,000,000 men fought in the war, being split over 30 fighting countries
A pigeon called Cher Ami managed to carry a message to US soldiers 25 miles away despite having been shoot.
Many new weapons were invented or first used during WW1. Big Bertha was a forty-eight tonne gun capable of firing a shell nine miles. It took 200 men several hours to assemble the gun.