Winston Churchill - SR 1913
   On August 4, 1914, the United Kingdom went to war after the invasion of Belgium by the German army.   The pretext for going to war the European powers was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary and of his wife Sophie, on June 28, 1914, by a Serbian nationalist student of Bosnia. Austria-Hungary brought his suspicions against Serbia. They got the full support of Germany, who thought that the time was right to conquer Serbia, Russia and France. In a few days from 25 July to 6 August of many European countries found th...

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Winston Churchill - SR 1914
   In January 1915, Allies approved the plan to invade Constantinople to break the alliance between the Ottoman Empire and Germany. The Battle of Dardanelles began on February 19. A Franco-British fleet captured the first two Ottoman forts at the entrance to the strait. But on March 18, 1915, the fleet had to withdraw after losing three battleships that were sunk and three other damaged. The operations happened for several months without tangible results which forced the evacuation of troops went from October 8, 1915 to January 9, 1916. Allied forces engaged from four to fourtee...

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Winston Churchill - SR 1916
   After serving five months on the West Front in France, Winston Churchill returned in March 1916 to intervene to the House of Commons in London, where he was still a member. He was appointed Minister of Munitions on July 17, 1917 in a liberal-conservative coalition government. His role was to ensure the supplies of arms for troops. He thought that the tanks could make a difference. The armistice was signed on November 11, 1918 ending four years of war that saw the mobilization of more than 42 millions of Allied soldiers and 25 millions of hostile soldiers. In January 1919, he ...

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