A SchoolsHistory.org.uk project. Online for testing and editing by participating students. Please excuse any typographical errors, inaccuracies or broken links: or better still, e-mail me and let me know where they are!
Interactive Timeline of the First World War
The United States enter the War - The First World War - 1917
When war began in 1914 U.S.A. wanted to stay neutral and not get involved in what they viewed as a European conflict. Later, in 1917 U.S.A did enter into World War 1 because of several events that occurred.
One of these events was in 1915 when the American's boat Lusitania sank and over 120 people were killed. Then the Sussex was sunk by a German U-boat. After this the American president,Teddy Roosevelt, wanted revenge.
April 6 1917 war was called in U.S.A. with the permission of congress.
The entry of the United States into the First World War was written by a year 9 student at Laisterdyke High School.
The battle for Vimy Ridge
Ridge is a hill in North of France, at the rim of Notre Dame de
Lorette, 5 miles North East of Arras. It was taken in World War I by
the Canadian troops during the battle of Arras in France. This extremely
important site, was not easy to capture, the battle costing 11,285 lives.
The battle for Vimy ridge is a segment of a larger piece of work written by a year 9 student at Laisterdyke High School. Click here for information about the Canadian memorial at Vimy Ridge or here to view images from the site of the battle.
Going over the top
of trenches, facing endless barrages and dealing with corpses, rats
and despair. These are just some of the ordeals recalled here by World
War One veterans. A BBC recording.
Other Schoolshistory.org.uk resources about the First World War