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First World War


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  • proper n. World War I.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918


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  • Whether he consciously understood the extent of the confusion inside the German high command for the first half of the First World War or whether it was simply in his nature, Hitler was determined to be the supreme commander, as his decision about the expansion of the planned offensive against the USSR in December 1940 and his subsequent decisions of late August 1941 made clear.


  • The first of these major depressions covers the period of the First World War, which had catastrophic effects on Iceland, as it did on many other European countries.

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  • In the First World War, Germans executed Belgian villagers in mass retribution for resistance activity.

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  • Michele Barrett's new work from Verso titled Casualty Figures takes a look at the lives of five men who fought for the British military in the First World War and suffered some form of shell shock.

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  • The recent commemorations of the First World War conjured up some wishful thinking for me.

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  • In Belgium they have been using a National Identity card since as long ago as the First World War.

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  • For starters, there were those three seismic breaks with the past: the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and women earning the right to vote.

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  • Assassinations have sometimes altered the course of history; the First World War arose from one.

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  • By the First World War, when immigration ceased, the talk of assimilation began to abate.

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  • In the First World War, Great Britain still had the manufacturing base to be the Allies 'arsenal, providing munitions for France, Russia, Italy and the United States.

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