World War 1 Facts World war 1 started in 1914. At least 9 million people died. Over 20 million people were injured.
The Lusitania The Lusitania was an American ship. It sank off the coast of Cork. it was launched on June the 7 th 1906. It took two years to build. It weighed 44,060 tones It was 240 metres in length. It was used to bring weapons and food to the solders. It sank in 1917. This was the reason America joined the war.
William Redmond William Redmond was born on April 13 th 1861. He grew up in County Wexford. He was the second son of the house. He made a speech during world war 1. It gave a great lift to the British army.
Recruitment Posters When soldiers died and nobody wanted to join the army people were forced to join the war. They put up posters to encourage people to join the war.
U Boats! Germany sent over U boats. They were submarines. People went under water with them and nobody could see them.
Poppy Fields! All the Irish soldiers that died during the war were buried in poppy fields. On the 11 th of November poppy day is celebrated. This is also called Remembrance day.
The Battle of the Somme The Battle of the Somme took place on the 3 rd of August 1914. Over 5,000 Irish people died during the battle. This caused most causalities in world war 1
Poison bombs In the war soldiers went to other countries and threw a poison bomb at them. This would kill them. The soldiers that threw them were not affected because they wore gas masks.
The Clean up The war ended in 1918. There was a big clean up to be done. Germany were forced to pay all the money even though they were not the only people who started it!
Facts 2! Germany had the most power. At least 6,000 people died each day. Russia surrendered in 1917 because a new government took over Russia and the government said to drop out of the war.
Jobs! While men were fighting women had to work. They had to do men's jobs as well as their own. They got paid much less than men got paid.
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