World War I: Important Battles

Learn more about the most pivotal engagements

 
Battle of Marne

German soldiers fighting at the First Battle of the Marne

Related Links

Like most wars, the Great War consisted of a series of battles across many fronts. There is no such thing as an insignificant battle; every engagement in the War to End all Wars resulted in a loss of life. To be considered among the most "important," the battles below stand out for different reasons, whether it be the Kaiserschlact for most casualties, the Battle of the Somme for introducing the tank, the sinking of the Lusitania for setting the U.S. on a course for war, the Battle of Verdun for being the longest battle, or the Battle of the Marne for being the greatest strategic Allied victory.

by Catherine McNiff
Did you know?
The length of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race course alternates between 1,151 miles and 1,161 miles each year.

highlights

7 Tips to Childproof Your Smartphone
Before you hand over your smartphone or tablet, follow these childproofing tips to help keep both your child and your device safe.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

11 Survival Tips for Summer Boredom
When the kids are home all day, every day, summer boredom strikes hard and fast. Learn the best summer boredom busters for children of all ages.

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks