World War 1 was the first time aircraft were used in battle

The arguments over who started World War One have raged since the first shots were fired.
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'Over the top' - the meaning and origin of this phrase

Britain has the right to do what it wants with its people, but must face the consequences that may come from the people who object (99% of people). British people are not responsible for its governments greediness, no one has any right to send someone to die or to be wounded but in saying that people must realise it is fight or be fought. To a certain degree conscription, only if it is essential, should be put into place but only if is essential.

He was nineteen years old and only a year and a half removed from high school, but the war had matured him beyond his years.
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What's the meaning and origin of the phrase 'Over the top'?

140,000 Chinese labourers served on the Western Front over the course of the First World War (40,000 with the French and 100,000 with the British forces). They were known as the Chinese Labour Corps.

WW1 Going over the Top Part 9 (Movie - A Very Long Engagement) French Attack at Somme
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Norman Dodd, former director of the Committee to Investigate Tax Exempt Foundations of the U.S. House of Representatives, testified that the Committee was invited to study the minutes of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as part of the Committee's investigation. The Committee stated: "The trustees of the Foundation brought up a single question. If it is desirable to alter the life of an entire people, is there any means more efficient than war.... They discussed this question... for a year and came up with an answer: There are no known means more efficient than war, assuming the objective is altering the life of an entire people. That leads them to a question: How do we involve the United States in a war. This is in 1909."

Before World War II began in 1939, World War I was called the Great War, ..
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Conscription In The First World War | WW1 Facts

This is the typical explanation. But the "revisionist historian" knows just what caused and what the purpose was of the conflagration of World War I.

World War One: 10 interpretations of who started WW1

Up until America's entry into this war, the American people had followed the wise advice of President George Washington given in his farewell address, delivered to the nation on September 17, 1796. President Washington said: "It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliance with any portion of the foreign world.... Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humour or caprice?'

SparkNotes: World War I (1914–1919): Summary of Events

President Washington attempted to warn the American people about getting embroiled in the affairs of Europe. But in 1914, it was not to be. There were those who were secretly planning America's involvement in World War I whether the American people wanted it or not.

WW1 Facts | Information About The First World War

The game is based on the real-life experiences of Canadians who lived and died in the trenches during the First World War. Part history and part adventure story, Over the Top is divided into sections.

Discover more facts about the land war… War in the Air

Your goal in Over the Top is the same as that of thousands of Canadians who served in the trenches during the First World War: merely to survive. This will often depend on cunning, attention to detail and just plain common sense on your part. A fair amount of good luck doesn't hurt either.

Discover more facts about the war in the air… War at Sea

The method by which the United States was drawn into the war started on October 25, 1911, when Winston Churchill was appointed the First Lord of the Admiralty in England.