Lesson 16: Why did the USA join the War in 1917?
US Neutrality, Arms Supplies, Woodrow Wilson, Public Opinion, Sinking of the Lusitania, Preparedness Movement, Zimmerman Telegram, Unrestricted Submarine Warfare, Abdication of the Tsar, Declaration of War.
Lesson 17: Why did Germany finally lose in 1918?
Russia Defeated, Arrival of American Troops, General Ludendorff, Spring Offensives, Initial Successes, Reasons for Failure, Allied Counter-Attack ('The 100 Days'), Kiel Mutiny, Uprisings in Germany, Abdication of the Kaiser, Armistice.
The First World War: German's Last Gamble
Episode 9 of the 2003 documentary: the First World War. Looks at the events of 1918 including the German Spring Offensive, Effects of the blockade on the Central Powers, war against the Ottomans and the failure of the Spring Offensive.
The First World War: War without End
Episode 10 of the 2003 documentary: the First World War. Explains how the German's lost the war in 1918 and analyses the post-war peace treaties.