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1914–1918 global war starting in Europe

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World War I: 1914–1918 global war starting in Europe
World War I was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Contemporaneously known as the Great War or "the war to end all wars", it led to the mobilisation of more than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, making it one of the largest wars in history. It is also one of the deadliest conflicts in history, with an estimated 9 million combatant deaths and 13 million civilian deaths as a direct result of the war, while resulting genocides and the related 1918 Spanish flu pandemic caused another 17–100 million deaths worldwide, including an estimated 2.64 million Spanish flu deaths in Europe and as many as 675,000 Spanish flu deaths in the United States.

Moments of silence in France and UK commemorate 102 years since end of World War I [Video]

Moments of silence in France and UK commemorate 102 years since end of World War I

Armistice Day commemorates the November 11, 1918 armistice that ended World War I.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:50Published

Saudi Arabia: 4 wounded in bomb blast at WWI memorial in Jeddah [Video]

Saudi Arabia: 4 wounded in bomb blast at WWI memorial in Jeddah

Attack occurred at a World War I commemoration ceremony attended by European diplomats.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:13Published
Maurice Genevoix: French writer documented horrors of WWI frontline [Video]

Maurice Genevoix: French writer documented horrors of WWI frontline

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Royal Family Honour War Dead at Cenotaph Ceremony [Video]

Royal Family Honour War Dead at Cenotaph Ceremony

The Royal Family have attended a service at the Cenotaph to commemorate the end of World War I in 1918 and all who have died in armed conflict since. Prince Charles, Prince William and Princess Anne..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 03:59Published

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