Arguably, the most noteworthy technological enhancement during WWI
was the improvement of the machine gun, a weapon originally developed by Hiram Maxim, an American-born inventor.
While paying tribute to tradition of soldiering, he said that 100 years of WWI
highlighted importance of deterrence and need for operational preparedness, not to promote war but to preserve peace.
"With the exciting growth of our industry in the past few years, the timing is right to build on our legislative and regulatory successes in Olympia with a full-time executive director who can provide critical outreach to our winery members," said Marty Clubb, WWI
president and owner of L'Ecole No 41 winery, in Walla Walla.
Literature had extraordinary power during WWI
. Gill Plain reminds us, "It is all too easy to forget that in the years of the First World War, poetry had an audience.
HM Treasury on Friday revealed that it will waive the Value Added Tax (VAT) on the WWI
memorial charity single.
Were the costs in American blood and treasure really worth the rise of Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, etc., or would a much weakened Kaiser Wilhelm's Germany have been preferable, had WWI
been allowed to sputter out in 1916 owing to a lack of funds to continue?
Allied to Britain and France in WWI
, Russia is thought to have lost about 1.5 million soldiers at the front, with about 5 million wounded -- according to the history site firstworldwar.com, although some historians question these figures.
Just as fascinating is another story, which took place in WWI
when the house of Remington became arms maker to the world, quite by accident.
The maps add understanding to the ebb and flow of the attacks and advances/retreats of the trench warfare of WWI
. The maps could have better supported the narratives they were assigned to by including all of the towns mentioned in each write-up.
The Washington Wine Institute (WWI
) was opposed to the ballot initiative, which was financially supported by $6.2 million from Costco, grocery chains and a number of smaller parties under the banner of Modernize Washington.
Together, the stock account for 49.24% of WWI
's total capital.
A plaque commemorating local soldiers killed in WWI
gives each soldiers' rank and regiment.