WWI was a defining moment for the 20th Century and the changes to our world are still being felt today. Four great empires--the Austro-Hungarian, the Romanov (Russian), the Hohenzollern (German), and the Ottoman (Turkish)--were dismembered. Warfare saw new innovations on how to inflict pain, suffering, death; poison gas, machine guns, aerial combat, bombing of civilians, unrestricted submarine warfare. A generation of our best and brightest was lost, and a number of those that survived became a lost generation.
Bob de Michele