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Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf - Strategic Mastermind or War Monger?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Was he the mastermind of war or a military genius? Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, who led the Austrian-Hungarian army, is one of the most important figures of World War I. However, his case for war ultimately caused the death of the...
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The Author of All Quiet on The Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
considered one of the great anti-war novels, All Quiet on the Western Front details the experiences of Erich Maria Remarque on the German front. In addition, Remarque collected stories from other soldiers to paint a picture of the...
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Winston Churchill - First Lord Of The Admiralty

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Winston Churchill is a larger-than-life figure, designated by the BBC as the most important figure of the twentieth century. Yet, his political career began long before World War II, and it was marked with failure. A well-rounded...
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The German Painter Who Fought In The Trenches - Otto Dix

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Otto Dix wanted to show the ghastliness of war, and his paintings were so controversial that Adolf Hitler later banned them. Dix's artwork was so important to him that he refused to leave Germany, even when he was labeled as degenerate...
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The Tragic Downfall Of The Lion Of The Isonzo - Svetozar Borojević

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Was Svetozar Borojevic thick-headed ... or a military genius? While he was the most prominent Slav in the Austrian-Hungarian army, why is he not remembered for his role in the Great War? Young historians consider these questions after...
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Josip Broz Tito in World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
While Josip Broz Tito was the father of Yugoslavia, his service in some of the most gory moments of World War I shaped his world view. Tito's time in the army—fighting for Austria-Hungary—made him a critic of the monarchy and...
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Russia's Finest General - Aleksei Brusilov

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Russian General Aleksei Brusilov served both the tsar and revolutionary Russia. His massive offensive racked up deaths and broke through the Austria-Hungarian line. An insightful video explores how Brusilov's military career parallels a...
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The Architect Of The Battle of the Somme - Douglas Haig

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Douglas Haig, the British Field marshal during World War I, was known as both a national hero and butcher. His decisions directly led to the large numbers of deaths in the trenches, but Haig was driven by the quest for a great victory...
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The Best Sniper Of World War 1 - Francis Pegahmagabow

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
While he wasn't even considered a Canadian citizen, France Pegahmagabow had the greatest number of kills of any sniper during World War I. After the war, Pegahmagabow went on to lobby for greater rights for the members of the First...
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The Lion of Africa - Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
While African colonial holdings were supposed to be neutral during the Great War, German military leader Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck used them as a pawn in World War I. Initially seen as a German hero, historians are reconsidering von...
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The Father Of Poison Gas - Fritz Haber

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
His scientific work led to millions of deaths in gas attacks during World War I and in the concentration camps of World War II. Yet, Fritz Haber's innovations in crop fertilizer also helped feed the world. Haber's complicated story...
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Socialist and Front Soldier - Louis Barthas

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The countless deaths of the Great War are often unimaginable to young learners. Examining the life and writings of Louis Barthas, however, paints a picture of life in the trenches. Show your pupils what life was like as a poilu, or...
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J.R.R. Tolkien - The Father of Lord of The Rings

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Best known as the author of the  Lord of the Rings trilogy, J.R.R. Tolkien may have used some of his trench warfare experiences to create Middle Earth. While the trilogy is not entirely autobiographical, many scholars agree that...
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The First Soldier of Belgium - King Albert

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
While Belgium was largely occupied by the Germans during World War I, its king, Albert, is still considered a national hero. After holding back the Germans to buy precious time for the Allies, Albert worked tirelessly to protect his...
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Dancer, Lover, Spy - Mata Hari

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Femme fatale? German spy? French spy? Mata Hari's origin story and her espionage during World War I are clouded by the legends surrounding her. With more recently declassified documents, historians have a better understanding of her role...
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Edith Cavell - Not A Martyr But A Nurse

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Was British nurse Edith Cavell a spy? Just doing her job? A martyr and saint? Perhaps all of the above? Edith Cavell was executed by a hastily arranged firing squad for helping wounded British soldiers in German-occupied Belgium during...
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From Socialist to Fascist - Benito Mussolini in World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
While Benito Mussolini made his mark as the Italian fascist dictator during World War II, his experiences during the Great War formed his beliefs. An informative video traces the complex narrative, covering Mussolini's early life, his...
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Defender of Gallipoli - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk is considered the Father of the Turks, and his picture is still proudly displayed in homes and businesses throughout modern Turkey. Despite being a symbol of Turkish identity, Ataturk didn't begin formal schooling...
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The Forgotten War Heroine - Milunka Savic

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
While she was forgotten for much of the twentieth century, historians rediscovered Milunka Savic's exploits for the Serbian army during World War I. Although command was unsure of what to do with a female solider, Savic went on to prove...
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Colonial Glory And World War 1 Reality - British Field Marshal John French

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Despite the violence of the colonial era, Great Britain was not prepared for the sheer volume of casualties in the Great War. British Field Marshal John French was one of the first to direct Britain's fight, but he was dismissed when the...
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Tsar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Tsar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria could have been a successful leader, but his aspirations for war led him to eventual exile. Bulgaria—part of the Balkan powder keg—has a complicated history. Unravel the events to help your budding historians...
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The Merchant of Death - Basil Zaharoff

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
He was so violent and ruthless that he continues to inspire the bad guy in pop culture. Despite that, Basil Zaharoff, or The Merchant of Death, is still relatively unknown among most young historians. Zarahoff, an arms dealer, created a...
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The Last Hussar - August von Mackensen

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Described as a life less ordinary, August von Mackensen was one of Germany's key generals during World War I. Detailed in its approach, an informative video describes his military career, along with some of his doubts about the conflict...
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Father Victory - Georges Clemenceau

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Known as Father Victory, Georges Clemenceau's political career opens the door for classroom engagement around leadership style and the role of dissension in wartime. Clemenceau was both a censored critic of the French government and the...