10 big myths about World War One debunked

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    Lions and donkeys: 10 big myths about World War One debunked

    1. It was the bloodiest war in history to that point
    2. Most soldiers died
    3. Men lived in the trenches for years on end
    4. The upper class got off lightly
    5. 'Lions led by donkeys'
    6. Gallipoli was fought by Australians and New Zealanders
    7. Tactics on the Western Front remained unchanged despite repeated failure
    8. No-one won
    9. The Versailles Treaty was extremely harsh
    10. Everyone hated it

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    On a related note :

    War Profiteers in WWI

    (Source : Gen. Smedley Butler's WAR IS A RACKET)

    Company Name Profits BEFORE the War Profits by The End Of The War

    DuPont (Gunpowder) $ 6,000,000 $ 58.000,000
    Bethlehem Steel $ 6,000,000 $ 49,000,000
    United States Steel $ 105,000,000 $ 240,000,000
    Anaconda $ 10,000,000 $ 34,000,000
    Utah Copper $ 5,000,000 $ 21,000,000
    Central Leather Company $ 3,500,000 $ 15,000,000
    International Nickel Company $ 4,000,000 $ 73,000,000
    American Sugar Refining Company$ 2,000,000 $ 6,000,000
     

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