25 Interesting Things You Did Not Know About World War I

Published: 20 April 2024

By Juan Castillo
via the List25 website


American troops on Piave Front, 1918.

World War I, seen as one of the most ruinous wars ever, set the stage for the next hundred years and an even more catastrophic battle that ensued. Here are 25 intriguing facts that you likely aren’t aware of about the First World War.

25 The Trenches

German trenches were in stark contrast to British trenches. German trenches were built to last and included bunk beds, furniture, cupboards, water tanks with faucets, electric lights, and doorbells

24  Dogfights

The term “dogfight” originated during WWI. The pilot had to turn off the plane’s engine from time to time so it would not stall when the plane turned quickly in the air. When a pilot restarted his engine midair, it sounded like dogs barking.

23  A High Cost

The total cost of WWI for all involved is an estimated $185 billion.

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