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WWI A-Z

For each letter in the alphabet, guess these answers related to the First World War.
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Last updated: October 15, 2019
First submittedApril 8, 2014
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Letter
Clue
Answer
A
This empire ceased to exist after the war
Austria-Hungary
B
Communist sect that took over Russia in 1917
Bolsheviks
C
Germany and its partners
Central Powers
D
Nearly 1000 French and British soldiers were executed for this crime
Desertion
E
Alliance between the United Kingdom, Russia, and France
Triple Entente
F
His assassination began the war
Franz Ferdinand
G
Failed ANZAC invasion site in Turkey
Gallipoli
H
German field marshal who later became President of Germany
Paul von Hindenburg
I
A global outbreak of this virus started in 1917 in a hospital in France
Influenza
J
1916 naval battle off the coast of Denmark
Battle of Jutland
K
Title of the German emperor
Kaiser
L
English colonel who helped to foment the Arab Revolt
T. E. Lawrence
M
The "miraculous" French victory at this river halted the German advance in 1914
Marne
N
Last czar of Russia
Nicholas II
O
Germany's Middle Eastern ally
Ottoman Empire
P
Top U.S. commander, known as "Black Jack"
Jack Pershing
Q
Japan seized this Chinese city from Germany
Qingdao
R
The Red Baron's real last name
von Richthofen
S
River that was the site of a major British offensive in 1916
Somme
T
Fortification dug in the ground on the front line
Trench
U
Term for a German submarine
U-boat
V
French city nicknamed the "meatgrinder"
Verdun
W
U.S. President during the war
Woodrow Wilson
X
France's pre-war plan to fight off German invasion - it failed disastrously
Plan XVII
Y
Belgian city near where five bloody battles were fought
Ypres
Z
Type of German blimp used to bomb London
Zeppelin
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level 70
Oct 14, 2019
Battle of Cer - The Serbian victory over Austria-Hungary is the first battle of theWWI and the first Allied victory over the Central Powers. Fun fact.
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level 72
Oct 14, 2019
Spelling in clue of L - "Revolut" = Revolt? Revolution?
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level ∞
Oct 14, 2019
Fixed
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level 63
Oct 14, 2019
Emperor is spelled incorrectly for K.
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level 70
Oct 15, 2019
Never heard of Pershing before.
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level 83
Oct 15, 2019
Pershing has been used frequently as the nomiker for military equipment - missiles, tanks, rifles. I think that must be where I pulled that bit of knowledge from. My American History classes always started to peter out at the turn of the 20th century, so we never really learned much detail about WWI. I know a lot about WWII, though, because it's been so much more omnipresent in popular culture.
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level ∞
Oct 15, 2019
What's crazy is how over 100,000 U.S. soldiers died, mostly in a few months in 1918. General Pershing seemingly didn't learn anything from mistakes made by other countries earlier in the war, and committed his soldiers to foolhardy over-the-top style charges.
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level 57
Oct 15, 2019
Corrections: 'Alliance the' to 'Alliance between the', and 'emporer' to 'emperor'
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level ∞
Oct 15, 2019
Fixed
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level 54
Oct 15, 2019
Zeppelins relied on internal frameworks to hold multiple individual gas cells and to maintain their aerodynamic shape. Blimps have only one large gas bag, no framework and rely on internal gas pressure to maintain their shape. Both are "dirigibles" but otherwise the terms are not interchangeable.
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level 67
Oct 15, 2019
Good quiz. Could do with another 30 seconds for me. Ohh and a little more leeway on the spelling of the "Z" answer.
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level 51
Oct 21, 2019
I filled in 'von Richtenstein' and it got accepted as a good answer.