Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, in a communication trench near
Beaumont Hamel, possibly on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
Feb. 21 to Dec. 18
The longest battle of the war, the Battle of Verdun, is
fought to a draw with an estimated one million casualties.
May 31 to June 1
Battle of Jutland, only major naval battle is fought with no clear winner.
July 1 to Nov. 18
The Battle of the Somme = 1 million casualties w/ no Allied breakthrough.
Brits were mowed down by walls of bullets from German copies of Maxim guns.
British resident Hiram Maxim received a royalty from the slaughter.
Woodrow Wilson re-elected President of the U.S.A.
Made numerous references to keeping the U.S. out of the war in
effort to get votes from Americans who wanted no part in the war.
Rasputin gets whacked by a relative of the Tsar.