10 Interesting World War 1 Facts

In this post, I will tell you about the WW 1 facts. Talking about history will be fun and interesting since we will get much information related to the past events. WW 1 or World War 1 is one of the important historical events. When you were at school, the history about this incident was discussed deeply by teacher. Many people were died and wounded. Such event involved not only one country but most of the countries in the world. Some of them include US, Germany, Austria, Britain and many more.

1.returned people

Let’s open the discussion of WW 1 facts by talking about the returned people. The Australian and New Zealand people were ordered to fight in the World War 1 with the ratio one in five people. From all of the people who fight in such war, only 80,000 of them can go home safely.

WW 1 facts: Australian Soldiers

WW 1 facts: Australian Soldiers

 

2.Mobilization

World War1 is a big event affected the life of the residents in some countries. The countries involved in this war wanted to be the winner so that they mobilized the men as many as they can. Based on the WW 1 facts, I can say that France had mobilized 8.4 million men, Russia 12 million, Italy 5.6 million, Austria-Hungarian 7.8 million, Germany 11 million and USA 4.3 million. The country which had the biggest casualties was Russia since it lost 9,150,000 people in the war.

WW 1 facts: Battlefield

WW 1 facts: Battlefield

 

3.US in WW1

At the first time US was not involved in this war, but this country decided to enter the war on 6th April 1917.

WW 1 facts: US troops

WW 1 facts: US troops

 

4.Victims

The soldiers who came to the World War 1 could be estimated in the number of 65,038,810. The killed victims were 8,538,315 people. The wounded soldiers were 21,219,452, while the prisoners were 7,750,919.

WW 1 facts: French Troops

WW 1 facts: French Troops

 

5.Men and women in uniform

In World War 1 you may see that there were 70,000,000 men and women involved in this event.  The half of those people became the prisoners, died and wounded.

WW 1 facts: German Soldiers

WW 1 facts: German Soldiers

 

6.US troops

Within 7 months, there were 116,000 US soldiers died in this war. During that seven-month period, the soldiers who committed suicide could be counted in the number of 296 people. Probably they were getting depressed.

WW 1 facts: parade of the end of WW 1

WW 1 facts: parade of the end of WW 1

 

7.Germany soldier

Within the 4-year period, the number of the German people who got killed is up to 1,808,000 people. Compared to the other countries in WW 1, Germany had the highest number.

WW 1 facts: Legless French Soldiers

WW 1 facts: Legless French Soldiers

 

8.Train accident

The soldiers who wanted to go to the war would use the public transportation to reach the battlefield. In France, there was a train accident occurred in December 1971. This train accommodated the soldiers in which 600 of them were dead.

WW 1 facts: Marching Australian Troops

WW 1 facts: Marching Australian Troops

 

9.Austria-Hungarian

The cause of the World War 1 partly was triggered because of an issue related to the Austria-Hungarian. Based on the WW 1 facts, it can be seen that this country had lost 90 per cent casualties from all of the mobilized soldiers.

WW 1 facts: Mobilized Residents

WW 1 facts: Mobilized Residents

 

10.Coffin Nails

Language also developed in the World War 1. The soldiers seemed to invented new word and term for depicting a particular thing. You may see that during the war, the British soldiers used to call the cigarette with the term coffin nails. Does it make sense?

WW 1 facts: Soldiers in WW1

WW 1 facts: Soldiers in WW1

 

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