Did you know?

That in 1910 the tango first caught on in popular culture.

In 1911, Roald Amundsen managed to beat Captain Scott to the South Pole, whilst Scott and his teMona Lisa Newspaperam unfortunately perished on their return journey.

Also in 1911 the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in Paris by an Italian patriot who believed that work of da Vinci should be returned to Italy, the painting wasn’t recovered until 1913.

1912 saw the introduction of Oreo cookies, which have gone on to sell 450 billion worldwide since then.

In 1914 the world was devastated by the outbreak of World War 1, which would last until 1918 and claim the lives of over 9 million men and leave around 21 million men wounded.

Many key battles that have stuck in the national memory include the Battle of the Somme, Ypres, Passchendaele.

Leaders of Allies

Meanwhile during the war in 1916 the Easter Rising in Dublin took place which had the aim of creating an Irish Republic, this event would later inspire the men who took part into leading the Anglo-Irish war of Independence.

Also happening during WW1 was the Russian revolution which first ended Tsarist rule in Russia and eventually culminated in the creation of the USSR.

The picture of the four men were the leaders of the allied powers at the Treaty of Versailles, Britain, Italy, France and the USA.

WW1 would have a great impact on the world and would shape future events such as WW2, and the decisions made in WW1 still impact the world today including the creation of Chester Voluntary Action.