Thursday, 7 May 2015

World War 1 Writing Post

In 1914 the 28th of July, there had been a war that was in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Pacific Islands, China and off the coast of South and North America. The soldiers that returned back from war, had been sad and angry because of what had happened to there friends, families, and others. They also said that it was a global war to remember. 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians more had died. When I heard about it I was so very sad of the soldier's who thought for us that is here in New Zealand! 

The 28th of July, the Austro-Hungarians declared war on Serbia. Russia seemed to support Serbia well Britain were declaring war on Germany. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history.  Although Italy had also been a member of the Triple Alliance alongside Germany and Austria-Hungary, it did not join the Central Powers, as Austria-Hungary had taken the offensive against the terms of the alliance. 

The war had lasted until the 11th of November in 1918. Did you know that some of the soldier's had said that it was a great war? I was surprised to hear that because, when I researched up (What is war?) It seemed as it was just taking over country's and being violent. I wasn't really pleased that people actually said that but I respect what they thought about war. What do you think world war 1, is about?  

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