1. The Outbreak of World War I
This section covers the events leading up to the outbreak of World War I in 1914, including the complex web of alliances, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and the ultimatums issued by various countries.
2. The Schlieffen Plan
The Schlieffen Plan was Germany's strategy for winning World War I, which involved a rapid invasion of France through Belgium. This section explores the plan's origins, execution, and ultimate failure.
3. Trench Warfare
Trench warfare was a defining feature of World War I, with soldiers on both sides digging in and fighting from elaborate networks of trenches. This section covers the conditions in the trenches, the tactics used by both sides, and the impact of trench warfare on the war as a whole.
4. The Home Front
While soldiers fought on the front lines, civilians on the home front played a crucial role in supporting the war effort. This section explores the ways in which people on the home front contributed to the war, including through rationing, propaganda, and women's work.
5. The Treaty of Versailles
The Treaty of Versailles was the peace treaty that ended World War I, signed in 1919. This section covers the terms of the treaty, including the punishment of Germany, the redrawing of national borders, and the establishment of the League of Nations.