World War 1! By Sarah Commons World War 1 Facts • World war 1 started in 1914. • At least 9 million people died. • Over 20 million people were injured. The Lusitania • The Lusitania was an American ship. • It sank off the coast of Cork. • it was launched on June the 7th 1906. • It took two years to build. • It weighed 44,060 tones • It was 240 metres in length. • It was used to bring weapons and food to the solders. • It sank in 1917. • This was the reason America joined the war. William Redmond • William Redmond was born on April 13th 1861. • He grew up in County Wexford. • He was the second son of the house. • He made a speech during world war 1. • It gave a great lift to the British army. Recruitment Posters • When soldiers died and nobody wanted to join the army people were forced to join the war. • They put up posters to encourage people to join the war. U Boats! • Germany sent over U boats. • They were submarines. • People went under water with them and nobody could see them. Poppy Fields! • All the Irish soldiers that died during the war were buried in poppy fields. • On the 11th of November poppy day is celebrated. • This is also called Remembrance day. The Battle of the Somme • The Battle of the Somme took place on the 3rd of August 1914. • Over 5,000 Irish people died during the battle. • This caused most causalities in world war 1 Poison bombs • In the war soldiers went to other countries and threw a poison bomb at them. • This would kill them. • The soldiers that threw them were not affected because they wore gas masks. The Clean up • The war ended in 1918. • There was a big clean up to be done. • Germany were forced to pay all the money even though they were not the only people who started it! Facts 2! • Germany had the most power. • At least 6,000 people died each day. • Russia surrendered in 1917 because a new government took over Russia and the government said to drop out of the war. Jobs! • While men were fighting women had to work. • They had to do men's jobs as well as their own. • They got paid much less than men got paid. Credits! • Typer- Sarah Commons! • Proof Reader- Sarah Commons and Mr Commons. • Publishor-www.facefieldns.scoilnet.ie • Special Thanks- Mr Commons and Ronya Benson.