One (1914-1918)-Known at the time as "The Great War,"
and as "The World War," this conflict was the greatest
military battle in history up to that time. Only the
successor conflict known as World War Two would surpass
the First World War in ferocity, death, and the fall of
nations and regimes.
While the spark
that lit the European powderkeg was the assassination of
the actual reasons for war had been brewing for decades
before that fateful murder in the summer of
American machine gunner from the 115th Machine Gun
Battalion, 30th Division sitting on the lip of a
Conflicts: (Prior conflicts related to World War One