Rupert Colley

World War One: History in an Hour

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The ‘Great War’, as it was originally called, lasted 1,568 days from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918
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Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire
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German New Guinea falls to the Australians
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His name was Adolf Hitler.
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‘Hatred grew in me,’ he wrote, ‘hatred for those responsible for this deed’.
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6 April 1917, the US declared war on Germany,
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His name was Vladimir Lenin.
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Greece eventually joined the war on the side of the Allies in July 1917.
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1915, Germany dangled a bait in front of neutral Bulgaria – help us defeat Serbia and we’ll give you Macedonia, territory Bulgaria lost to Serbia after the Balkan War of 1912–13.
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October 1914, Turkey (the Ottoman Empire) entered the war on the side of the Central Powers and on Christmas Day went on the offensive against the Russians
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Japan declared war on Germany on 23 August 1914 and promptly seized all the German-held islands in the North Pacific.
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The British asked their dominions to seize nearby German colonies, requests that were gladly accepted. By October 1914, Samoa had fallen to New Zealand, and German New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago (modern-day Papua New Guinea) to Australia.
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Germany declared war on Russia and, two days later, on France.
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Germans gave Russia twelve hours to halt its mobilization.
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Russia, which saw itself as protector of Serbia, began to mobilize. France, Russia’s ally since 1892, offered her its support.
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they declared war on Serbia.
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Serbs agreed to eight,
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Serbia was given forty-eight hours to comply with ten demands
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Italy added its signature.
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The assassination of Franz Ferdinand had very much been the work of Princip and his band of Black Hand conspirators but the Austrian–Hungarian empire saw an opportunity to assert its authority over Serbia. First it sought reassurance from its powerful ally, Germany.
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