The year before:
If you were a child in this year in WW1 you would have probably had to cope with your Mother working in a factory in dangerous conditions as well as your Father fighting away in the war. You would have also started to notice that some foods were scarce because of the German U-boats stopping food getting to Britain.
19th January 1914: The first Zeppelin airship air raids in Britain
25th April 1915: Allied troops land in Gallipoli in Turkey, in a disastrous campaign where they spent most of the time living in terrible and dangerous conditions until the retreat later in the year.
27th May 1915: The cruiser ship “Lusitania” is sunk by a German U-boat, causing the first loss of American lives which later led to the USA joining the war two years later.
The women who made guns and gun shells in the war were called 'Canaries' because there skin turned yellow due to the poisonous chemicals they put in the shells.
By this time in the war people had started to realise that the war wasn't going to be over quickly. Men in the trenches were living in terrible conditions, sometimes only 50 metres away from their enemies, while on the 7th May, the ship the Lusitania was sunk by German U-boats, killing 1,153 innocent civilians.
The year after:
A German Zeppelin