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Misconceptions
Santiago Blasco, Flor Claps
What is a
Misconception?
A misconception is a fact
about something, in this case
about WW1, that people
believe it is trut...
Shell-shocked soldiers were usually
shot for cowardice during WW1
People think that in WW1, people who
were shell-shocked,...
WW1 Saw a Few Civilian Casualties
People say that it was a soldier's war and that
some civilian casualties occurred. Soldi...
American's intervened too late
It is said that the Americans troops intervened too late. People
believed this because when...
Thanks for listening
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Misconceptions

  1. 1. Misconceptions Santiago Blasco, Flor Claps
  2. 2. What is a Misconception? A misconception is a fact about something, in this case about WW1, that people believe it is truth, but not always is it.
  3. 3. Shell-shocked soldiers were usually shot for cowardice during WW1 People think that in WW1, people who were shell-shocked, because of the war, were executed for cowardice. This is not true. But there were executed people in war. In Britain, 346 executions were carried out, in which 18 of them were for cowardice. But we can not assume that every single person executed was a shell-shocked man, maybe some of them were. During WW1, In Britain, there were 80.000 shell-shocked people, so not every shell-shocked man was executed for cowardice.
  4. 4. WW1 Saw a Few Civilian Casualties People say that it was a soldier's war and that some civilian casualties occurred. Soldiers could fight, defend and were ready to sacrifice themselves for their countries and sometimes civilians couldn't. In central and eastern Europe was where civilian casualties occurred the most. We still don't know how many civilians died fighting in the war, (500.000 excess malnutrition)(1 million killed by the Ottoman empire)(6.500 shooted by the German army). But, in the First World War countless of civilian lives were taken and they should matter as much as the soldier´s.
  5. 5. American's intervened too late It is said that the Americans troops intervened too late. People believed this because when they entered to war its troops were characterized by ill-trained, inexperienced and lacking the extensive logistical support required. And when they first attacked their tactics were characterized by heavy tactics, missed opportunities and heavy casualties. But as a matter of fact: The full participation of US military and naval power not only insured the allies did not collapse, it meant they were also able to drive the German armies back. Because of what was happening the germans realised they must sue for peace ASAP, knowing that if the war continued for much longer their empire would collapse. And if the Americans hadn’t entered war at 1917 it might have ended the same year with a German victory. .
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