World War One was the first truly global war, with battle raging right across the globe, from Europe to Africa and even to a few battles in the Pacific. Read through the resources below to learn more about the theatres of war in World War One.
This interactive map shows the locations of theatres of war across both World War One and World War Two, with links to more information about each theatre.
The Theatres of War of the First World War are listed in this article, particularly those on the Western Front in France, Belgium, and elsewhere. Although World War One was a world war, most of the fighting was confined to a few key areas. These areas are usually referred to as the theatres of war.
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The Middle Eastern theatre of World War I saw action between 29 October 1914 and 30 October 1918. The combatants were, on one side, the Ottoman Empire, with some assistance from the other Central Powers; and on the other side, the British, the Russians and the French from among the Allied Powers. There were five main campaigns: the Sinai and Palestine Campaign, the Mesopotamian Campaign, the Caucasus Campaign, the Persian Campaign, and the Gallipoli Campaign. There were also several minor campaigns: Arab Campaign, and South Arabia Campaign. Read through this website to learn more and to access a number of primary sources.
Although World War One was a world war, most of the fighting was confined to a few key areas. These areas are usually referred to as the theatres of war. Read through this website to learn more.