World War One

      World War I shattered the relative peace established in Europe since the Congress of Vienna in 1814.  The repercussions of the war are felt directly  in today's world. 

Documents

Study Guide - WWI
This is the study guide for chapter 25

Lectures
 

Important Links

    World War I - Wikipedia
    This site provides a nice overview to the Great War.

    Russian Revolution-Wikipedia
    This page provides a nice jumping off point to analyze the Russian Revolutions of 1905, March 1917, and November 1917.

    First World War

    There are memoirs and diaries of the soldiers on the front; exhaustive accounts of battles; an encyclopedia where you can look up terms or subjects relating to the Great War; a war timeline to put it all in a chronological perspective; and, of course, a feature covering how it all began. Couple these accounts with detailed maps of the battles themselves, propaganda posters, and vintage media, and you have a broad account of the conflict.


World War One Music

Reproduced below are the lyrics to the popular British anthem, It's a Long Way to Tipperary.


Easily one of the most popular anthems sung by soldiers on the way to the Western Front during the early enthusiasm of summer 1914, the song was written by Jack Judge and Harry Williams some two years earlier in 1912. This version was recorded by John McCromack in 1914.

It's a Long Way to Tipperary

Up to mighty London came
An Irish lad one day,
All the streets were paved with gold,
So everyone was gay!
Singing songs of Piccadilly,
Strand, and Leicester Square,
'Til Paddy got excited and
He shouted to them there:

It's a long way to Tipperary,
It's a long way to go.
It's a long way to Tipperary
To the sweetest girl I know!
Goodbye Piccadilly,
Farewell Leicester Square!
It's a long long way to Tipperary,
But my heart's right there.

Paddy wrote a letter
To his Irish Molly O',
Saying, "Should you not receive it,
Write and let me know!
If I make mistakes in "spelling",
Molly dear", said he,
"Remember it's the pen, that's bad,
Don't lay the blame on me".

It's a long way to Tipperary,
It's a long way to go.
It's a long way to Tipperary
To the sweetest girl I know!
Goodbye Piccadilly,
Farewell Leicester Square,
It's a long long way to Tipperary,
But my heart's right there.

Molly wrote a neat reply
To Irish Paddy O',
Saying, "Mike Maloney wants
To marry me, and so
Leave the Strand and Piccadilly,
Or you'll be to blame,
For love has fairly drove me silly,
Hoping you're the same!"

It's a long way to Tipperary,
It's a long way to go.
It's a long way to Tipperary
To the sweetest girl I know!
Goodbye Piccadilly,
Farewell Leicester Square,
It's a long long way to Tipperary,
But my heart's right there.

Extra wartime verse

That's the wrong way to tickle Mary,
That's the wrong way to kiss!
Don't you know that over here, lad,
They like it best like this!
Hooray pour le Francais!
Farewell, Angleterre!
We didn't know the way to tickle Mary,
But we learned how, over there!



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