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Exhibition on 100 years of World War I started in Berlin

May 30, 2014 15:35 IST

Exhibition on 100 years of World War I started at the German Historical Museum, Berlin on 28 May 2014. The exhibition will run until the end of 2014.

The exhibition will take an overall look of the war like events leading up to the war, the war itself and the aftermath (both from a European and a global perspective).

It displays around 500 objects of World War I, including paintings of soldiers, royalty of Europe at the time and anti-war demonstrations. Weapons and historical documents are available for outlook in the exhibition.

It also focuses on the escalation of violence through 14 major landmarks of World War I, including famous battlefields like Verdun and Gallipoli. It also looks at the effect of the modernisation of warfare during World War I, where poison gas was used for the first time (in Ypres, Belgium), and its physical and mental effect on soldiers and civilians.

The World War I began on 28 June 1914 and ended in 1918. In the war, about 9 million people lost their lives. It was during the World War I that the major ideologies of the 20th century were born – communism, fascism, Nazism, all these movements were born during World War I.

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