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Section 1: World War I Begins

The Internet contains a wealth of information, but sometimes it's a little tricky to find what you need. By using the preselected Web sites provided below you will be able to narrow your search, answer assigned questions, and save precious time. Simply follow the links to find valuable research materials and activity support. There's a lot of information in here, happy hunting!

The World War I Document Archive http://www.lib.byu.edu/ ~rdh/ wwi/
Treasure trove of primary documents and photos from World War I—very useful to students working on research projects.

28 June 1914: The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand http://www.lib.byu.edu/ ~rdh/ wwi/ 1914/ ferddead.html
Dramatic firsthand account of the event that ignited World War I.

World War I Trench Warfare http://www.bbc.co.uk/ history/ worldwars/ wwone/ launch_vt_wwone_trench.shtml
Comprehensive source of information about trench warfare during World War I including a virtual tour of a trench system.

19 January 1917: The Zimmerman Note to the German Minister in Mexico http://www.lib.byu.edu/ ~rdh/ wwi/ 1917/ zimmerman.html
Full text of the telegram proposing an alliance between Germany and Mexico, which was intercepted by the British and passed on to the Americans.

13 May 1915: The First Lusitania Note to Germany http://www.lib.byu.edu/ ~rdh/ wwi/ 1915/ lusitania1.html
Text of a note sent to the German ambassador by President Woodrow Wilson, protesting the sinking of the Lusitania.