By: Erin Scott
•On September 15, 1918 US Air Corps Corporal Lee Duncan discovered a German Shepherd Mother and her puppies in a dug out in the fields of France. The War Kennel was bombed and the owner taken prisoner. •Corporal Lee Duncan kept two of the puppies and named them after French Puppets from France named Rin Tin Tin and Nenette. •Nenette did not survive, but he trained Rin Tin Tin and used him as a military dog in World War I. •Duncan brought him back to the United States where he made his first movie in 1926 which became the world’s biggest box office hit. • Rin Tin Tin’s movie helped Warner Brothers from going bankrupt.
Central Powers •Turkey •Germany •AustriaHungary •Italy
Allied Powers •UnitedKingdom •France •Russia •Serbia
“The Spark” •On June 28, 1914 while visiting Serbia, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the throne of AustriaHungary was assassinated, as well as his wife. •Austria-Hungary wanted revenge on Serbia for the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, so each country called on their respective alliances : Allied and Central Powers fought against each other starting World War I.
•The French Puppets were puppets created in France and named Nenette and Rin Tin Tin.
• They were given to the soldiers in the trenches as good luck charms, so no harm would come to the soldiers. •They eventually were made into jewelry and sold as well.
•Submarines, a type of underwater boat were introduced in the 1800’s but not fully effective until after World War I.
•Germany had the most effective submarines called U-boats which carried torpedoes and mines. •They had guns mounted on top deck as well as torpedoe tubes. •The submarines ability to be underwater encouraged the UK to invent depth chargers to bomb the submarines below.
Published on Feb 19, 2009