World War I Centenary

Over on the Wall Street Journal they have an interesting site up looking at the 100 things from World War 1 that continue to influence our lives today. I think many people living today forget about the Great War(WWI) and focus on that other one with the Axis Powers (WWII) as there is a personal connection to the second one. Perhaps this feeling is different over in Europe where it happened but being a student of history in the United States we seemed to breeze through the First World War and focus on the Second one.

World War I began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. If you don’t know much about this war I think this summer would be a great time to do some reading up on it. Mental Floss has had an ongoing feature about WWI for awhile now  looking at the events that led up to the war and hopefully they will continue looking at it as the events unfold. If reading isn’t your favorite thing to do, Wikipedia has a list of films about WWI that you can watch and learn more about the war.


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