We present you 50 WWI memes that we hope you will find both educational and entertaining. WWI was a big tragedy, but who says history cannot be learned in unconventional ways?
#1. The “red dot”(Manfred von Richthofen) means very bad news, legends say that it is the only red dot that also terrorized all British Pilots in WWI.
#2. WWI memes, even Winnie-the-Pooh has an opinion. The fourth part is hard to pronounce.
#3. When the Zimmerman Letter backfires horribly and you end up fighting the US army, after knocking Russia out of the war. A very good what-if scenario, what would’ve happened if Mexico said yes to Germany?
#4. WWI memes: who needs fireworks when we have Big Bertha? Too bad, there were only 12 guns of this type produced during World War I.
#5. Thousands of casualties after the first wave and no advance on the Western Front? No big deal for Allied commanders, bring the second and third wave, they are expandable.
#6. WWI memes: Italian army during World War 1 be like…I would bet on the German and Austro-Hungarian Armies any time. And a very good example of why: Battle of Caporetto(October-November 1917), the Italian army is defeated and forced to retreat 150 km, its effective strength declined from 1.800.000 to 1.000.000 soldiers.
#7 WWI memes: Serbia at the end of World War 1 be like, it was Germany’s fault…haha can’t believe I managed to escape.
#8 When France suffers from a severe manpower crisis and needs every able soldier to fight for the Republic. During WWI, France mobilized approximately 8 million soldiers and lost between 1.35-1.39 million people.
#9 WWI memes: the moment Gavrilo Princip kills Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914, be like…
Let the chaos begin.
#10 When Serbia decides to leave its mark on the world by lighting the fuse for the Balkan Powder Keg and then all Europe goes BOOM.
#11 When car makers need to contribute to the war effort.
#12 When the children want to join the British Army. Age is just a number, who cares? We need soldiers to fight the Germans in Flanders.
#13 Every inch of land gained or lost by both sides in WWI was costly in terms of human lives and resources. For example on the First Day of the Battle of the Somme, the British and the French forces lost over 60.000 soldiers without managing to achieve the decisive breakthrough of the German lines.
#14 Did you know that on September 15, 1918, the German Government officially protested against the use of shotguns by the US army in war claiming that it “is especially forbidden to employ arms, projections, or materials calculated to cause unnecessary suffering”. Ironically this protest comes from the superpower that used poison gas. Of course, the Americans considered that the Germans were afraid because the shotgun was effective in trench combat, so they continued to use it.
#15 Central Powers at the end of WWI be like… we are sorry Austro-Hungary, we really tried our best.
#16 128 Americans lost their lives when a German U-boat sunk the ocean liner Lusitania on May 07, 1915. The USA didn’t declare war on Germany. What really enraged the Americans was the Zimmerman Telegram event. In the letter decoded by the British intelligence, Zimmerman promised Mexico an alliance and support for recovering Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.
#17 Merry Christmas in 1914, next day… Get back to war!
#18 WWI memes, welcome to the trenches. You won’t be bored we promise you.
#19 When Germany doesn’t give a damn about war crimes…
#20 Verdun, longest battle of WWI and Germany’s biggest mistake in 1916. 10 months of heavy fighting and a total of over 600.000 casualties for both the French and the German armies.
#21 On August 6, 1915, the German Army tried to clear out Osowiec Fortress(North-East Poland), occupied by the Russian forces, with the help of poison gas. Not only that the Russians didn’t flee, but the survivors of the gas attack launched a surprising counterattack and routed the German assault force.
#22 When the Russian Garrison of Osowiec Fortress says NO! even to poison gas.
#23 WWI memes – the moment you realize that you need to abandon the trenches and run for you life
#24 Battle of the Somme, the British and the French had the numerical advantage and even bombarded the German positions with 1.75 million shells before the main assault. The Germans though proved to be masters of trench defensive tactics.
#25 Kids these days won’t understand. Am I right?
#26 I would place my bet on the efficiency of the machine guns.
#27 WWI memes Battle of the Somme be like… British Generals, we send multiple waves of attacks, what could go wrong?
#28 There was a strong opinion among all soldiers and officers from armies of the Great Powers that the war will be over in a few months, even before Christmas. Nobody expected in 1914 that the war will last 4 years.
#29 Different front, different dangers.
#30 Schlieffen Plan set in motion in 1914. Invade Belgium they said… it will be a good plan… Probably one of the worsts decisions ever.
#31 You did a Great Job France… just kidding.
#32 In 1916, the German army hoped to achieve a decisive victory against the French at Verdun, the result was a long and costly battle for both sides which ended in a stalemate.
#33 People who refuse today to wear a mask vs people 100 years ago who had to wear gas masks to save their lives
#34 April 22, 1915, on this day, Germany unleashes the first major gas attack against 2 French divisions at Ypres.
150 tons of deadly chlorine gas were released in the air and the final result was that the French forces were decimated.