Difference between 5 World War I battlefields 100 years apart!

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World War I or the Great War was a global war centered in the Europe which started on July 28, 1914 and ended on November 11, 1918. It is considered as one of the largest wars in the human history, which cost the lives of over 9 million soldiers and 7 million civilians.

Many places were battlefields with tanks and horses and gunfire sounding in the atmosphere for 4 years. Some photographers visited the same battle fields in France and other places to see and take pictures of them after 100 years.

In 100 years, some places have gone ahead with time and changed completely and some photographs just tell that time heals all the wounds. Here are 5 of those places with the before and after pics. But before that, let us give you a background of the World War I.

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1 The World War I

The two factions in the war were the Allies comprising of the Great Britain, France and Russian Empire against the Central Powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary. Later Italy, Japan and the United states joined the Allies while Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire joined the Central Powers.

The war started due to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by Yugoslav Gavrilo Princip. Next incidents which happened were the Austro-Hungarian invasion on Serbia and the German invasion on Belgium and Luxemburg, before Russia came in support of Serbia.

The war ended in 1918 after the revolution of Russia in 1917 resulted in Russian government’s fall and Austria-Hungary deciding to armistice with Germany, which was struggling with its own revolution of sorts.

The World War I

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