The First World War 4
A whistle usually ordered men 'over the top' which meant to leave the trenches to attack the enemy.

The First World War 4

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Rationing was introduced during the First World War. The earliest known use of the term 'First World War' appeared during the war by German philosopher Ernst Haeckel. Many World War One battles were futile and resulted in little advantage for either side.

Test your knowledge with this History quiz.

1.
What was the first poison gas used in the war?
Chlorine
Cyanide
Phosgene
Sulphur
2.
The Gallipoli landings of 1915 aimed to defeat which ally of Germany?
Austria
Hungary
Italy
Turkey
3.
Which 1916 battle was a symbol of the horrors of war?
Artois
Flers
Fromelles
The Somme
51 VCs were won by British soldiers, 17 posthumously
4.
The Somme aimed to force German troops away from which battle?
Cambrai
Loos
Verdun
Ypres
5.
What signal usually ordered men 'over the top'?
A gunshot
A shout
A siren
A whistle
6.
Which countries' troops fought at Gallipoli?
Australia and New Zealand
Australia and South Africa
Canada and New Zealand
Canada and USA
The ANZAC forces: Australia and N.Z. Army Corps
7.
What was NOT used during the Battle of the Somme?
Helicopters
Machine guns
Mustard gas
Tanks
Over one million men were killed in this battle alone
8.
The major German attack on the Western Front in spring 1918 was the .......
Hindenburg Offensive
Luddendorf Offensive
Maastricht Offensive
Scheldt Offensive
Allies retreated but Germans failed to break through
9.
What method forced men to join the British Army?
Conscription
Encryption
Inscription
Procrastination
It was introduced in 1916
10.
What did the Germans call their submarines?
D-Boats
S-boats
U-boats
X-boats
Unterseeboot - German for 'undersea boat'
Author:  Jan Crompton

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