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World War I in 6 Minutes


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The history of World War I in six minutes is a quick and easy way to get up to speed on what the war was about. The centenary takes place from 2014 to 2018.

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So, we've got a handle on World War I, but what about World War II?
Here's a timeline of events leading up to World War II.

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