OK Folks, as most of you have probably clocked, I merely lurk on this forum and do the mod stuff as my interest area is WW2. I know precisely zip about WW1 other than it began with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, based upon the troubled politics of eastern Europe/Germany at the time, then all hell let loose. What i am asking here is that you, as knowledgable members of the forum, teach me about WW1, its beginnings, and the progression through the different phases and fronts of the war. When was Ypres? Did it happen before or after passchendale? Is that even how you spell it? Just what the hell happened in Europe? I've heard of the slave camps in Africa which continued up to after the second world war. what was happening in Asia when Japan was our friend? remember i know nothing about this, so you are dealing with an idiot. Just remember i am blonde. TEACH ME!!!!!!!!