In This Chapter
- Overview of the causes of the war
- Entangling alliances
- The impact of technology
- Deadlock follows advance on the Western Front
- War of grand movement on the Eastern Front
- Armistice and a doomed peace
Soldiers, sailors, and airmen involved worldwide: 65,038,810. Military deaths worldwide: 8,020,780. Civilian deaths worldwide: 6,642,633. Military wounded world wide: 21,228,813. Approximate monetary cost in early twentieth-century dollars: $281,887,000,000.
This was the Great War. It’s hard to imagine a catastrophe greater or more devastating, yet the conflict of 1914–1918 is no longer called by its original name, the ...