10 Forgotten Facts About World War I

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6. Some Blame Mutual Defense Treaties, But Tensions Had Been Simmering For Years
5. Many Tend To Forget That Modern Chemical Warfare Debuted In World War I
4. For The United States It Wasn’t That Big A Deal, But Europe Was Changed Forever
3. Even In Europe, Many Forget The Close To 2.5 Million Muslims Who Assisted The Allies
2. People Degrade The Leaders Of World War I, But This Was A Time Of Changing Warfare
1. Turkey Is Still Trying To Cover Up The Ottoman Empire’s Genocide Of The Armenians

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Failed Peace: The Treaty of Versailles, 1919


Chinese workers at a WWI tank servicing facility



42 thoughts on “10 Forgotten Facts About World War I

  1. TopTenz March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

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  2. Jon Stump March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Tiny mistake at 7:34. Just letting you know. You said ww2 twice when you meant to say ww1 vs ww2

  3. Jon Stump March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Great videos! Love the knowledge. Its funny when he says China. (Chiner)

  4. Kutay Yasin YURDAKUL March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    You murderer Americans are lying about Armenian war with ottomans. Armenians were lived friendly under Ottoman Empire. But they made genocides against Turkish women and children. There are archive documents for proof. If you want see whats genocide look at your history. You ruthless dogs MADE GENOCİDE AGAINST NATIVE AMERICANS AND AGAINST TODAY IN THE MIDDLE EAST IRAQ.

  5. ian hull March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Please do not say great war who was it great for?

  6. Rickest Rick March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Was gonna point out the mistake at 7:17 but noticed on the 3rd watch it’d been corrected. Pretty easy to miss…

  7. Best Lee Sin NA March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    As a one slav to another…I can't imagine the horror the Armenians of the time faced. The most insulting part of it, is still trying to hide it. Turkey should admit their fault as every other country has for genocide.

  8. Kunj Bhardwaj March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Excellent excellent excellent video Thanks

  9. 216trixie March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    The Young Turks committed the Armenian genocide. Why did you omit this?

  10. 216trixie March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    The U.S. was in WW1 for 4 years, not "a couple".

  11. Mike Lovvorn March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    The great war channel begs to differ on several of those points.

  12. John O March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    The Ottomans were allies of the Germans, the British promised freedom from the Turks (after 500 years) if they fought for the British, remember Lawrence, but after the war the allies reneged and parceled out the Middle East as colonies creating that mess we have now. The Muslims were fighting for their own freedom, didn’t give a damn about the Europeans.

  13. ComaDave March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    April 25th – ANZAC Day.
    "Lest we forget".

  14. Jonathan Berry March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    14 months is not a couple years when the war lasted only 4 years.

  15. Derek Kent March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Sorry, but the myth about the forgotten Muslim's has to be squashed. I've watched an entire BBC series several years ago where they went over the contributions of Muslim's, African's, West Indian's, Hind's, Sikh's and the Chinese. Secondly if you asked the average person which nations fought during WW1 you'd probably find that the vast majority of them would have no idea. For example over 60% of those questioned in a survey knew that Turkey took part. I've seen monuments to the sacrifice's of these people. How is that forgetting?

  16. theycallmemrshaggs March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Who would forget that mustard gas was used in WWI? In fact, anybody who took high school history can remember most of these 'forgotten facts'. This one was a reach.

  17. Mako N March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Those of us in America who are not total shitheads were indeed outraged by trump's actions. Our system is broken, many of us know it, and we are deeply frightened. Many of us want to leave but are stuck, at least for the time being.

  18. Anonymous March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Indy Neidell is my spirit animal.

  19. pennzilla57 March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    too bad most Muslims aren't coming over to Europe just to "get a little help"

  20. 33cattt # March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    I wonder (((who))) mismanaged the German economy ? 🤔

  21. Justin Read March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Armistice day refers to ww1 not ww2. When you guys started the facts were better researched.

  22. John Google March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Muslims are not asking for "just a little help", they are settling in Europe permanently by the million with a thoroughly divisive and destabilising effect. "Helping out" does not entitle them to displace the natives of Europe.

  23. yankeecantrell March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Wrong, the french fired tear gas first in August 1914 against the germans. The germans did the most research into chemical weapons but france did it first.

  24. Tyler Genest March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    After looking into this a bit more, I have a newfound respect for Kim Kardashian. I must be in the Twilight Zone, because I cannot believe I just typed that sentence. But, props to her.

  25. Casey DuBay March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    I am 99% convinced this was just made to piss a ton of people off lmao I love it.

  26. Joshua Wood March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Thomas cochrane, 10th earl of dundonald came up with the first plans for chemical warfare.

  27. Joshua Wood March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    My great grandfather served in the Austrian army in ww1 during the battles of Isonzo.

  28. Andrew March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Number 9 is straight up wrong. The French in particular wanted to totally ruin German economically. The Brits or Americans one basically pulled them in line

  29. Pea G March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Nice virtue signal bro

  30. Flawless Binary March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    The men in the thumbnail were Sikh.

  31. TAC March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Not bad

  32. ninjastomp1 March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    I do not believe anything the Smithsonian says they have a habit of losing artifacts

  33. some guy 1 March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    10:55 So Kim Kardashian was good for something after all

  34. Pilum March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    I don’t want to seem racist, but why should I be thankful as a German if Muslims once helped my countries former enemy?

  35. Desert Punk75 March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    I think you mean "Arabic" or "Middle Eastern"; Muslims are part of a religious ideology, not a race of people…

  36. Resvrgam March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Facts? Your bias is showing.

  37. David Campbell March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Also, the economy in Germany wasnt mismanaged. There was a severe lack of able bodied men because of all the wounded soldiers who were crippled or gassed.

  38. Arya1999 March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Indy is looking funny today.

  39. Drew Wakelin March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    extremely doubtful about islams involvement as allies and so would be the anzacs who fought in gallipolli and palestine against them . apart from that it was interesting

  40. joemackey1950 March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    8.23 How is Muslim a race?

  41. adibese March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Hitler loved the muslims, and they pushed him to exterminate Jews.

  42. Mark Tercsak March 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Why should Imperial Germany PAY a dime in reparations when France and Britain and Russia wanted and started the War.

    Britain was behind the murder of the Arch Duke and his wife.

    Here we go kissing Islmo-Nazi Ass's.

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