Monday, September 29, 2008
"For it was the middle of June. The War was over..." (pg. 5)
When Clarissa Dalloway speaks of how everything is wonderful now that "The War" is over, she is referring to World War I. Fought between the Allied Troops (The British Empire, Russia, France, Belgium, Italy and the United States) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey and Bulgaria), WWI really was the first war to include much of the world. WWI was the the first war to use trench warfare and incorporate technology on a large scale into fighting. WWI ended in November of 1918 with an estimated ten million casulties on the battlefield with another twenty million wounded. The War had a profound impact on all of Europe, including foreign policy, new borders and boundaries and different kinds of warfare.
Picture Link: http://www.old-picture.com/american-history-1900-1930s/World-Tank-War-I-001.htm