Read about three wars
World War I
War broke out (when the heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire was assassinated) between Germany, Austro-Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey on the one hand and Britain, France, Russia and Serbia on the other. The latter countries were later joined by Italy and Greece. Russia left the war after the outbreak of its revolution. A combination of new weapons and old tactics resulted in war on a huge scale and a vast death toll. Governments concealed the extend of the slaughter by publishing false statistics. It was the first war to use whole population – men were forced to join the armed forces and women were forced to work in arms factories and on farms. Poison surrendered at 11 a.m. on 11 November, 1918. On every anniversary of this day the war dead are remembered in religious services throughout the world.