World War 1 infamously goes down in history as the war of attrition; it saw the loss of 20 million lives and the impairing of 21 million military personnel and civilians combined.
While it is intrinsically a travesty that has scarred humanity, the war was constructed and carried out by various figures, some of whom are often overlooked.
Though not all heroes, heroines, opposers, and instigators can be named, the ones following certainly etched their names in the playing out of the war down to their last breath.
Here are 30 of the most important figures from World War One.
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