Exhibition in Germany observes 100 years of World War I
An exhibition marking 100 years of World War I (WW I) has been organized at the German Historical Museum, Berlin (Germany). The exhibition will run until the end of 2014. It will take overall view of the war like events leading up to the war, the war itself and the consequence (both from a European and a global perspective). The WW I began on June 28, 1914 and ended in 1918.
It puts on display around 500 objects of WW I, including paintings of soldiers, royalty of Europe at the time and anti-war protests. Weapons and historical documents are also being displayed in the exhibition.
The exhibition looks at the escalation of violence through 14 major battlefields of WW I, including Verdun and Gallipoli. It also focuses at the effect of the modernization of warfare during World War I, where poison gas was used for the first time (in Ypres, Belgium), and its physical and mental effect on soldiers and civilians.
Around 9 million people lost their lives in the WW I. It was during this war that the major ideologies of the 20th century– Communism, Fascism, Nazism, emerged.