List of WW1 Casualties

World War 1 lasted 1,564 days and caused some 40 million casualties. The loss of life was greater than in any previous war in history, in part because militaries were using new technologies, including tanks, airplanes, submarines, machine guns, modern artillery, flamethrowers, and poison gas. On average. 6,000 soldiers died every day. Some days were … Read more

The Great War in Numbers

Seventy-million men from 40 countries, were mobilised to fight around the world, from the trenches of the Western Front to the Middle East and Africa. There were more bullets fired, more bombs dropped, more men killed, more money borrowed and spent than in any war before.  It was a war of numbers: men, ammunition, food … Read more

World War 1 in numbers

World War One in Numbers 240 Men took six hours to build a 250 meter trench. 25,000 miles of trenches dug on the Western Front. £100 million lent to Britain by America for the war. 2 Billion letters sent between British families and soldiers fighting. 9 million food parcels sent to prisoners of war by … Read more

WW1 Timeline

This World War 1 timeline covers all the key WW1 dates, all the way from the start, to the end of the war. 1914 28 June: Franz Ferdinand (Archduke of Austria) is assassinated in Sarajevo. 28 July: Austria declares war with Serbia. 1 August: Germany declares war with Russia. 3 August: Germany declares war with France. On the same … Read more