From Verdun and the Somme to Jutland and Gallipoli

Wounded soldiers at the Somme

The First World War was a conflict like no other and unprecedented in the history of warfare to that point.

Between 1914-1918, Europe’s largest empires fought a new kind of war with modern weapons, masses of troops and huge death tolls.

From the largest naval battle and the longest battle, to the most deadly battle, and the battle that marked the end of mobile warfare on the Western Front, there were many significant battles during the First World War.  

Gallipoli, the Battle of Jutland, the Battle of Verdun and the Battle of the Somme are among the many battles we explore in our video below. 

From the longest, deadliest and most difficult battles of the First World War to the battles which would define nations and change warfare forever, discover the 10 most important battles of the First World War.

Watch on YouTube: Battles of the First World War: Top 10 most important 

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