Centennial Special Projects
WW1HA has developed comic strips, motion graphic videos, and special events
to build awareness during the centennial. Find out how your organization can sponsor
or participate in these projects.
The First World War
Starting in 1914 as a European war, the conflict eventually involved 28 nations from every
continent fighting in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and on all the oceans.
The First Air War
In 1914-1918 military aviation evolved from a novelty to an essential combat arm including
reconnaissance, air superiority, tactical support of ground operations, and strategic bombing.
The First U-boat War
Unproven in 1914, submarines almost became the decisive weapon of the Great War as
Germany countered the Royal Navy’s blockade with its near-successful U-boat campaign
against the shipping that supplied Britain.
The First Tank War
The armored, caterpillar-tractioned fighting vehicle was developed in World War I to
break the trench warfare stalemate, and was first used in 1916’s Battle of the Somme.