Category: WW1

A British WWI Prisoner was released by the Germans so that he…

A British WWI Prisoner was released by the Germans so that he could visit his dying mother, and then returned as he had made a promise to Kaiser Wilhelm II.

Fish and chips is historically so important to the UK that in…

Fish and chips is historically so important to the UK that in WWI, the British government made safeguarding supplies of them a priority and during WWII, Churchill refused to ration the dish.

Photo : Andrew Dunn / wikipedia

Teddy Roosevelt’s son fought in WWI as a pilot. He was killed in…

Teddy Roosevelt’s son fought in WWI as a pilot. He was killed in a dogfight and his plane crashed behind enemy lines. The Germans gave him a full military burial with honors. Reportedly, they admired that a president’s son chose to fight.

During WWI, a Canadian soldier smuggled his bear…

During WWI, a Canadian soldier smuggled his bear ‘Winnipeg’ into Britain, and she later became an attraction at a London Zoo. A boy named Christopher Robin Milne loved ‘Winnie’ so much that he named his own teddy after her, inspiring his father to write stories about a silly old bear who loves honey.

Russia banned the sale of vodka during World War I. The…

Russia banned the sale of vodka during World War I. The government immediately lost a third of its income.

American soldiers paying tribute to all the horses that lost…

American soldiers paying tribute to all the horses that lost their life in World War I, 1918

A goat called Sergeant Bill, who became a Canadian war hero…

A goat called Sergeant Bill, who became a Canadian war hero during WWI when he head-butted three soldiers into a trench to avoid an exploding shell.

(Photo: Broadview Museum)

At the time of his death, Harry Patch – the last surviving WW1…

At the time of his death, Harry Patch – the last surviving WW1 combat soldier – was 111 years, 1 month, 1 week and 1 day old.

Photo : Jim Ross/wikipedia

During WW1 the Ottoman Empire was responsible for death of…

During WW1 the Ottoman Empire was responsible for death of over 1 million Armenians living in their empire. This event was the basis for the creation of the word “Genocide”. The Armenian Genocide is the second most-studied case of genocide after the Holocaust. source

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Big Bertha, a gun used during WW1, was so powerful that troops…

Big Bertha, a gun used during WW1, was so powerful that troops had to move 300 yards away and put cotton wads in their ears, eyes, and nose, as well as open their mouths, so that their eardrums weren’t burst by the blast presure. source

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