Feature Articles - The Minor Powers During World War One - Introduction

British naval brigade on line at Lierre The First World War was one of the greatest conflicts the world has ever known.

More brutal, more bloody than any war before it, it still lives on in the memories of those who were there, and in the national consciousness of those countries who were involved.  Many millions of words have been written about the horror of the Western Front, but what of those of who died elsewhere?

As well as the French, British and Germans in the West (aided later by the Americans), many other nations also took one side or another. In Mesopotamia, the Balkans, the Alps, the Far East and Africa, the Great War was truly a world war.

This section of the site details the effort of the so-called 'minor' powers during World War One (and includes a look at the decidedly 'larger' Russian power).

"Suicide Ditch" was a term used by British soldiers to refer to the front-line trench.

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Minor Powers