The First World War changed the history of the world and is used as a marker for modern day history. Its importance cannot be understated as it not only changed the way wars were fought, but influenced history. Up until the First World War, battles had usually been fought between two armies and not involved civilians. With the outbreak of the Great War, this all changed as military leaders looked to inflict as much damage as possible.This book covers the events that led up to the Great War, with the assassination of Franz Ferdinand and disagreements between various European countries over alliances that they had made. The bookazine also covers the first battles of 1914 including North Africa, Serbia and France and Belgium. It shows how quickly the War to end all Wars as it was described soon took over most of Europe.