"Not all that is presented to us as history has really happened; and what really happened did not actually happen the way it is presented to us; more over, what really happened is only a small part of all that happened. Everything in history remains uncertain, the largest events as well as the smallest occurrence."

John Wolfgang von Goethe

First World War History Links

 

Since 1872 Peace on the European Continent was maintained by the Treaty Alliance System. Under this system nations vied for compacts with others to form blocs of power to prevent aggressions by other stronger ambitious nations. Unfortunately many of these treaties called for mutual intervention if a member of an alliance was attacked militarily.

While the tensions in the region had been festering for years; the event that sent the world over the brink to war was the assassination of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne by a Serbian nationalist. As it would be, the flawed Alliance System worked it's machinations and Europe plunged into war. The United States entered the war in 1917 when German submarine warfare threatened America's commercial shipping.

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A link to the First World War.com site.

A link to the Military History online site chronicalling the role of african Americans in WW I.

 

A link to Women in World War one.

 

A Link to a site about airplanes used during World War One.

 

American Posters of World War One
Propaganda Posters from World War One

 

 

History of Submarine warfare in WW 1

 

AFRICAN AMERICANS -WORLD WAR ONE

 

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