Talk:World War I

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  • Verify : From Wikipedia:WikiProject_Military_history/Assessment/World_War_I: Add inline citations. Reference list needs auditing. First thing checked was Fromkin2004, p.94. One hopes he is authoritative, because the claim that military expenditure rose by 50% needs to be explained in a little detail, since there could be so many different variables. (see David Fromkin)
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Contradictions in Gas Casualties[edit]

Hi there,

In the section "Ground Warfare" under "Technology," the article states that Few war casualties were caused by gas,[242] as effective countermeasures to gas attacks were quickly created, such as gas masks. However, the "Chemical weapons in warfare" under "War crimes" states that chemical weapons caused 1.3 million casualties, which I wouldn't call "few," and if accurate constitutes almost 10% of deaths in the war.

Just thought I'd point this out as it paints two completely different pictures.

AnyyVen (talk) 14:21, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

Amend armistice section on the Italian front[edit]

The article reads "On 29 October, the imperial authorities asked Italy for an armistice. But the Italians continued advancing, reaching Trento, Udine, and Trieste. On 3 November, Austria-Hungary sent a flag of truce to ask for an armistice. The terms, arranged by telegraph with the Allied Authorities in Paris, were communicated to the Austrian commander and accepted. The Armistice with Austria was signed in the Villa Giusti, near Padua, on 3 November. Austria and Hungary signed separate armistices following the overthrow of the Habsburg Monarchy." the following needs to be corrected: 1) Asking for an armistice cannot happen twice in two separate days, 29 October and 3 November: infact the negotiating began on 29 October and the armistice was signed on 3 November. 2) the armistice was signed in the Villa Giusti with Austria-Hungary, not just Austria, the terms accepted by the imperial commander, not just Austrian 3) Austria and Hungary signed separate peace treaties one year later, so one only armistice between Italy and Imperial forces and two separate treaties later — Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.173.169.105 (talk) 21:17, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

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Historyofwar.org reliability[edit]

I'm disinclined to trust a source which titled a page Erich von Ludendorff. I think we can probably do better. Mackensen (talk) 02:31, 7 February 2016 (UTC)