World War One
A collection of interactive articles about the major events and people of World War One, as well as some lesser-known stories.
These interactive articles will be useful for teaching secondary students about World War One.
WW1: Did the machine-gun save lives?
Despite the thousands of deaths attributed to the use of the machine-gun in WW1, did its awesome threat actually save lives?
WW1: Why was the first German defeat in Africa?
Togo in Africa saw the first battle between Allied and German forces in World War One. They fought for control of the Kamina wireless station.
WW1: What caused Verdun to be the longest battle of the war?
Verdun was the longest battle of World War One, lasting a total of 300 days. Logistics, politics, pride and strategy all helped to prolong the conflict.
WW1: Why was the first day of the Somme such a disaster?
The first day on the Somme, 1 July 1916, was the bloodiest day of World War One for the British army. Where did it all go wrong?
WW1: What can today's soldiers learn?
Over 100 years on from the start of WW1, the British Army is learning about the conflict that shaped so much of our world today.
WW1: How do you find out what your family did in the Great War?
Delve into your past to find out what part your family played in World War One. Follow the steps with this online guide.
WW1: Can the Treaty of Versailles help us tackle climate change?
BBC correspondent David Shukman asks whether the legacy of Versailles is still a useful approach to one of our most complex challenges: climate change.
WW1: Does the peace that ended the war haunt us today?
How has the modern world been shaped by decisions taken in the aftermath of WW1 - from conflict in the Middle East to the politics of the European Union?