Introduction to WW1
Following the assassination of Franz-Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in June 1914 at Sarajevo, a system of alliances brought all of Europe into a state of war within six weeks.
- Between August and December 1914, it was a war of movement as the states launched massive offensives.
- Since no side gained a decisive victory, each side dug trenches and it became a war of positions for the next three years.
- In 1917, revolutionary Russia pulled out of the war and the USA entered on the side of the Allies. In spring 1918.
- It again became a war of movement on the western front until an armistice was signed on 11th November 1918.
WW1 in colour: episode one:
Oral Comprehension Worksheet Part One
Wednesday 3rd February Lesson:
Document for the immediate causes of WW1 and homework (including questions):
RESOURCES FOR 1°EURO THEME 1 – URBANIZATION
Document about living conditions in US cities during the 19th century:
Link to video about the tenement slums of New York:
Exercises about this topic:
RESOURCES FOR 1°EURO HISTORY THEME 1 – POLITICAL REFORM
This chapter studies the suffragette movement.
1913 Derby at Epsom Racecourse:
Historians have suggested that Davison was trying to attach a flag to King George V’s horse and police reports suggested two flags were found on her body. Some witnesses believed she was trying to cross the track, thinking the horses had passed by, others believed she had tried to pull down Anmer. The fact that she was carrying a return train ticket from Epsom and had holiday plans with her sister in the near future have also caused some historians to claim that she had no intention of killing herself.