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1 Personalities The Great War

2 Franz Ferdinand Archduke Archduke Crown Prince (Heir) of the Austro-Hungarian Empire Crown Prince (Heir) of the Austro-Hungarian Empire Assassinated in Sarajevo (the “spark” that started WWI) Assassinated in Sarajevo (the “spark” that started WWI)

3 Gavrilo Princep Serbian Serbian Member of “The Black Hand” Member of “The Black Hand” Assassin who killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassin who killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand

4 Franz Joseph Emperor of Austria- Hungary Emperor of Austria- Hungary Hoped to expand empire by invading Serbia Hoped to expand empire by invading Serbia

5 Wilhelm II Kaiser of Germany Kaiser of Germany Gave “blank cheque” to Austria-Hungary Gave “blank cheque” to Austria-Hungary

6 George V King of Great Britain King of Great Britain Controlled the largest empire in the history of civilization Controlled the largest empire in the history of civilization

7 Nicholas II Czar (Tsar) of Russia Czar (Tsar) of Russia Felt protective of Serbia Felt protective of Serbia No, his daughter Anastasia did not survive … but it’s a nice story No, his daughter Anastasia did not survive … but it’s a nice story

8 Robert Borden PM of Canada, PM of Canada, Let some women vote in 1917 Let some women vote in 1917 That’s him on the $100 bill That’s him on the $100 bill

9 Sam Hughes Minister of the Militia Minister of the Militia Organised Canada’s initial war effort until 1916 Organised Canada’s initial war effort until 1916 Ordered left footed boots and the Ross Rifle for our troops Ordered left footed boots and the Ross Rifle for our troops

10 Arthur Currie General, Canada General, Canada The first Canadian General to be placed in charge of Canadian troops in WWI The first Canadian General to be placed in charge of Canadian troops in WWI Planned and carried out the attack on Vimy Ridge Planned and carried out the attack on Vimy Ridge

11 Douglas Haig General, Britain General, Britain Planned the Battle of the Somme Planned the Battle of the Somme His narrow thinking and lack of care for the troops cost hundreds of thousands of lives His narrow thinking and lack of care for the troops cost hundreds of thousands of lives

12 Manfred von Richtofen German flying ace German flying ace “The Red Baron” “The Red Baron” 80 confirmed kills 80 confirmed kills Killed by Canadian Roy Brown (no matter what the Aussies say!) Killed by Canadian Roy Brown (no matter what the Aussies say!)

13 Billy Bishop Canadian flying ace Canadian flying ace 72 confirmed kills 72 confirmed kills Unlike the “Red Baron”, Bishop survived the war Unlike the “Red Baron”, Bishop survived the war

14 Vladamir Ilyich Lenin Russian leader of the Bolshevik revolution, 1917 Russian leader of the Bolshevik revolution, 1917 Communist Communist Creator of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR or “Soviet Union”) Creator of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR or “Soviet Union”) Died 1924 Died 1924


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