20 facts we do not know about the 1st world war
In the 1st World War the most equipped trenches were German trenches. Especially designed for long-lasting and there were bed, kitchen, electricity and water tanks .
The dogfight term emerged during 1st World War . This is why the pilots occasionally shut the engines of the aircraft in the air to make unexpected maneuvers and sound like a dog’s bark when they start up again.
Herbert Hoover, who will be President of the United States in 1929, was the US Agriculture Minister during 1st World War . He encouraged American people to grow food in their own gardens during the war and led to a 15% reduction in food expenditure.
The sounds of the balls used in 1st World War could be heard hundreds of kilometers away. The ball guns on the Belgian border could be heard from London, 220 kilometers away.
Located in the Messines region of Belgium this lake was formed that the British exploded 45 ton explosive in order to clear the mines.
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Dogs have been used to deliver messages, even to lay telegraph lines.
Big Bertha, used by the Germans, is 48 tons. it could be thrown up to 15 kilometers about 930 kilograms . The Germans had 13 great Big Bertha but 200 people had to work 6 hours to set up it .
The best pilot of the battle is Rittmeister von Richthofen (1892-1918 ) He was shot by the French pilot after dropping 80 planes.
The loss of 1st World War to the world economy was about 185 billion dollars.
Margaretha Zelle (1876-1917) was a Dutch dancer . Charged with double spying . She was executed in France in 1917 . She had relationship with French generals and leaked information.
At First America refused the war so some Americans joined Canada and France Army .
During 1st World War , the famous Spanish Influenza caused nearly one-third of all military losses.
About 15 million people died and 20 million people were injured in 1st World War .
During the 1st World War, the tanks were called “Landship” . The British changed the name .
The Germans used lava weapons during 1st World War . Range of weapons was 40 meters .
When America decided to enter the war, the Germans sought to encourage Mexico to occupy American lands.
This is Little Willie . Little Willie is the first tank used in 1st World War . There were 3 crew members . its speed was about 5 km / h .
British tanks were divided into two as male and female. Male had tank ball and female had only machine gun .
In August 1914 the Germans executed 150 civilians in Aerschot . The aim is to create a fear psychology that prevents the revolt of the civilians in the occupied territories.
The greatest army of 1st World War was Russia. The army consisted of 12 million soldiers . 3/4 of the army was wounded, killed or disappeared .
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