Italy - This is where all the action of the novel takes place. Frederic is in this location at the beginning of the war and he joins this country's army. This country is allied with Britain and France (and later Serbia and Russia) against Austria and Germany.
World War One - This is the name of the conflict which takes place during the years of 1913-1918. Technological advances such as the machine gun, airplane, submarine and tank led to the creation of trench warfare during this time. This conflict erupted from a series of events following the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in the Balkans. It quickly became a world conflict because of an intricate series of treaties and alliances that polarized the world. Germany was forced to pay grave reparations at the end of this conflict, as was written in the Treaty of Versailles. Many scholars believe...
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