World War 1

Topics: World War I, World War II, Royal Navy Pages: 64 (23191 words) Published: May 10, 2013
This article is about the major war of 1914–1918. For other uses, see World War One (disambiguation) and Great War (disambiguation). "WW1" and "WWI" redirect here. For the album by White Whale, see WWI (album).

World War I|

Clockwise from top: trenches on the Western Front; a British Mark IV Tank crossing a trench; Royal Navy battleship HMS Irresistiblesinking after striking a mine at the Battle of the Dardanelles; aVickers machine gun crew with gas masks, and German Albatros D.III biplanes| Date| 28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918 (Armistice)

Treaty of Versailles signed 28 June 1919
(4 years and 11 months)
Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye signed 10 September 1919
Treaty of Neuilly-sur-Seine signed 27 November 1919
Treaty of Trianon signed 4 June 1920
Treaty of Sèvres signed 10 August 1920|
Location| Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Pacific Islands, China and off the coast of South and North America| Result| Allied victory * End of the German, Russian, Ottoman, and Austro-Hungarian empires * Formation of new countries in Europe and the Middle East * Transfer of German colonies andregions of the former Ottoman Empireto other powers * Establishment of the League of Nations. (more...)|

Allied (Entente) Powers France
 British Empire *  United Kingdom *  Australia *  Canada *  British Raj *  Newfoundland *  New Zealand *  Union of South Africa Russian Empire(1914–17)  Kingdom of Italy(1915–18)
 United States (1917–18)
 Kingdom of Serbia
 Kingdom of Romania(1916–18)
 Empire of Japan
 Kingdom of Greece(1917–18)
 Portugal (1916–18)
...and others| Central Powers German Empire
 Ottoman Empire
 Kingdom of Bulgaria(1915–18)Co-belligerents
 Jabal Shammar
...and others|
Commanders and leaders|
 Raymond Poincaré George V
 Nicholas II
 Victor Emmanuel III
 Woodrow Wilson
 Peter I
 Albert I
...and others|  Wilhelm II Franz Joseph I (1914–16)
 Karl I (1916–18)
 Mehmed V (1914–18)
 Mehmed VI (1918)
 Ferdinand I
...and others|
[1] 12,000,000 8,841,541[2][3] 8,660,000[4] 5,615,140 4,743,826 1,234,000 800,000 707,343 380,000 250,000Total: 42,959,850| [1] 13,250,000 7,800,000 2,998,321 1,200,000Total: 25,248,321| Casualties and losses|

Military dead:
Military wounded:
Military missing:
22,477,500 KIA, WIA or MIA...further details.| Military dead: 4,386,000
Military wounded:
Military missing:
16,403,000 KIA, WIA or MIA...further details.|
* v  * t  * eTheatres of World War I|
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European * Balkans  * Western Front  * Eastern Front  * Italian FrontMiddle Eastern * Caucasus  * Persia  * Gallipoli  * Mesopotamia * Sinai and Palestine  * South ArabiaAfrican * South-West Africa  * West Africa  * East Africa  * North AfricaAsian and Pacific theatreOther theatres * America  * Atlantic Ocean  * Mediterranean * Other naval theaters|

World War I (WWI) was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. It was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until the start of World War II in 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter. It involved all the world's great powers,[5] which were assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies(based on the Triple Entente of the United Kingdom, France and Russia) and the Central Powers (originally the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy; Italy did not enter into the war, as Austria–Hungary had taken the offensive against the terms of the alliance).[6] These alliances were both reorganised and expanded as more nations entered the war: Italy, Japan and the United States joined the Allies, and the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria the Central Powers. Ultimately, more than 70 million military personnel,...
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