World War I is one of the deadliest conflicts in history, with an estimated nine million combatants and seven million civilian deaths as a direct result of the war.
Most historians agree that American involvement in WW1 was inevitable by early 1917, but the march to war was accelerated by a letter penned by German foreign secretary Arthur Zimmermann.
During WW1, the U.S. Government tried to rename hamburgers as "liberty sandwiches" to promote patriotism.
The Schlieffen Plan, devised a decade before the start of WW1, outlined a strategy for Germany to avoid fighting at its eastern and western fronts simultaneously.
Hubert Rochereau, who died in WW1, is a French officer whose room is preserved with his belongings since 1918, his death in Belgium.
In 1915, Erich von Falkenhayn made a uniquely cynical proposal: not to take territory but to take lives, to cause the French army to "bleed to death" defending the fortress complex around Verdun.
"He kept us out of war" was Woodrow Wilson's slogan for the 1916 election.
The Spanish flu caused about a third of total military deaths in WW1.
WW1 ended at 11 o'clock on the morning of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
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