This KS3 History quiz will challenge you on the First World War. World War One, also known as the First World War, Great War or War of Wars, was fought between 1914 and 1918. It claimed ten million lives and forever changed the political map of Europe. The causes were complex and had been building up for many years. Under the terms of a treaty signed in 1892, if one of the Triple Alliance armies was mobilised, then France and Russia would mobilise their armies too. It wasn't long before all the Great Powers (apart from Italy) had gone to war.
Germany had a military plan called the Schlieffen Plan. They planned to invade France via the neutral country of Belgium. When they put this into action, a treaty between Belgium and Great Britain meant that Great Britain declared war on Germany. The German attack was stopped at the River Marne. Both sides dug trenches and the