But all these attacks on ordinary people only stirred up hatred against the enemy, encouraging more British men to volunteer and fight for their country against “The Beast”.
At the start of the war there were just 350,000 men in the British army. Mind you, in 1916, conscription came in – a rule that said ALL healthy men aged 18 – 41 had to fight.
World War I was a major conflict fought between 19.
Other names for World War I include the First World War, WWI, the War to End All Wars, and the Great War. World War I was fought between the Allied Powers and the Central Powers.
Scarborough, Hartlepool and Whitby were the first seaside towns to be shelled by the German navy.
Battlecruisers, ships with huge guns, launched a surprise attack on 16 December 1914 – 137 people were killed and 592 injured that night alone.
Did you know that Boy Scouts and Girl Guides had a vital role on the Home Front?
Girl Guides would make basic medical equipment for wounded soldiers, like bandages, swabs and slings.
A lot of the fighting along this front took place in France and Belgium.
The eastern front was between Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Bulgaria on one side and Russia and Romania on the other. Although there were a number of causes for the war, the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the main catalyst for starting the war. World War I: An Interactive History Adventure by Gwenyth Swain. Try our World War I Crossword Puzzle or word search.