The speech begins with the Kaiser talking about how they and their allies are being infiltrated and how assassins are running rampant through their countries. That they have had enough of allies debasing them both overseas in the colonies and at home in Europe. He also said that it’s time to draw swords and head off to battle. That fear and hesitation is treason to the Fatherland. They would survive a war against an entire world of enemies. This speech was the rallying call for the German to people to go to war. One of the key motivator in this speech is mentioning we need to help our allies, mostly the Austro-Hungarian empire, also that it’s treason to not fight for their fatherland. I remember watching a film about WW1, and it depicted how teachers are teaching students that it’s a glorious thing to serve and die for the fatherland Farago, Jason. “How to Remember a War Without Glory?” The New York Times, The New York Times, 10 Nov. 2017,
In a war that claimed half a million lives, destroyed thousands of acres of land, and mutilated hundreds of thousands of men. This war was fought on multiple fronts like in the western front in France and Belgium, the front on Russia or the eastern front, and the naval invasions into the Ottoman Empire. With battles that claimed tens of thousands of lives. We must never forget the many heroes who lost their lives in the trenches, the seas, and the air. This article was about remembering the fallen and how we should go about doing that. It also spoke about the endless onslaught of Axis and Allied soldiers as they wasted their lives in endless sallies that to the deaths of so many men. Farago, Jason. “How to Remember a War Without Glory?” The New York Times, The New York Times, 10 Nov. 2017,
This documentary has five pieces to it all depicting different aspects of WW1. It doesn’t just focus on Europe too, there are episodes about fighting in Africa, in the Ottoman Empire, and battles between the Germans and Japanese. One thing that really stands out this is that it’s in color, it’s one of the few documentaries from WW1 that’s actually in color. I first saw this on TV and it was very interesting. I believe it does a great job of showcasing the first great war in just 5 episodes just over 4 hours and 20 minutes. It touches on all the horrors and heroics of a terrible time. It was very well researched as well, it definitely taught me thing I had never known. For example, Hitler was a young soldier in the German army, when he was retreating a British soldier had him at gunpoint let him go. Clark, Isabelle. “Apocalypse WW1.” IMDb, IMDb.com, 18 Mar. 2014,
Summary and Reflection: The photos depict the western front of the war, mostly in France and in Belgium. These photos depict all of the horrible things about the war. The destroyed towns, the injured and dead soldiers and animals, and the hardship the men and women on the front go through everyday. But it also depicts the good things too, like the companionship the soldiers had, there ingenuity, and their compassion for the enemy. I personally greatly enjoyed these pictures and their accurate showing of WW1. It’s also super great that you can know how good of a photographer this person is, because each picture tells a story. Taylor, Alan. “World War I in Photos: The Western Front, Part I.” The Atlantic, Atlantic Media Company, 27 Apr. 2014,
The article talks about how America lost 117,000 men and over 200,000 thousand wounded, that most of our men didn’t even die in battle they were lost to the Spanish flu. But it also said how American troops were essential to stopping Germany’s last offensive of over a million men. That if the U.S. didn’t enter the world the U.N. wouldn’t have been anything but an idea. Also that the carnage might have gone on for another two years. The articles opinion definitely was that we should have gone to war. I very much agree with this opinion. America was very essential in the ending of WW1 and bringing peace to Europe for a time Kazin, Michael. “Should America Have Entered World War I?” The New York Times, The New York Times, 6 Apr. 2017,
Summary and Reflection: his movie is about an Allied attack into the Argonne forest. The attack includes a three-pronged attack on German positions. Americans on the left flank and the middle, and the French on the right. The French and the Americans on the left pulled back but the Americans in the center, roughly 550 men of United States Army 77th Infantry, didn’t get the orders. They were completely cut off and surrounded. For six days they Americans were under siege from German forces constantly driving them back. Even at one point, they were fired on by their own artillery. On the sixth day reinforcements finally arrived and the commander of “the Lost Battalion” was furious when his men were called acceptable casualties. This movie does a great job of showing, in my opinion, one of the worst aspects of war. When commanders think their men are so easily disregarded and replaced. There is no such thing as acceptable casualties, but sadly during WW1 not a lot of military leaders thought this way and this lead to many terrible military decisions. Like charging enemy fortifications or machine guns. Mulcahy, Russel, director. The Lost Battalion of World War I. HubPages, 2 Dec. 2001, hubpages.com/hub/The-Lost-Battalion-of-World-War-I.