World War One began on July 28, 1914, exactly one month after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austria-Hungarian throne. As Austria-Hungary, determined to respond to the assassination, moved into Serbia (which Russia immediately mobilized to defend), Germany invaded Belgium before moving towards France, causing Great Britain to declare war on Germany and its allies. In less than a week, all of the world’s superpowers, with the exception of the United States, was at war.
The Central Powers were comprised of Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria. The Allied Powers consisted of the rest of the majority of Europe, leade by Great Britian, France, Russia, and, eventually, the United States of America. The U.S. joined the war in 1917, after intercepting the Zimmerman telegram. The telegram was a request from Germany to Mexico asking the Mexican government to declare war on the United States.
The Great War ended on November 11, 1918. Over 9 million soldiers and an estimated 7 million civlians lost their lives in the war. Considered the first “modern” war, it is thought to be one of the bloodiest wars in history.
"The costumes are really, really important.[…] My costumes were quite heavy fabrics, they were kind of flawed, there was a big patch on the knee which was darned and that gives your character sort of.. uhm.. it gives your costume a biography. And the kind of stiff, staged collars and cravat it’s a very useful tool, which can then be deconstucted I think.. uhm,… there’s a scene where the cravat came off as a necessary moment. And things like the pocket watch was quite an old beautiful piece of jewlery and I decided that it belonged to Thornton’s father who said that he was kind of wearing something of his father all the time. So, in that respect your costume becomes clothing rather than costume. So yeah, it’s really really important." - Richard Armitage [x]
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