1916 History timeline

Timeline created by Gonzalo Criniti
In History
  • The Battle of Verdun started

    The Battle of Verdun started
    It began when the Germans, commanded by Crown Prince Frederick William, launched a massive offensive against Verdun.
  • Information Verdun

    The German kaiser believed that the French would lose so many men that the battle would change the course of the war.
  • Information Verdun

    On June 1st, Germany launched a massive attack at Verdun. By June 23rd, they got within 2.5 miles from Verdun itself - but this attack faltered as the German army itself had given all that it had and it could give no more.
  • Information Verdun

    The German kaiser, Falkenhayn, believed that the French would lose so many men that the battle would change the course of the war.
  • Start of the Battle of the Somme

    Start of the Battle of the Somme
    the battle at the Somme started with a weeklong artillery bombardment of the German lines, A lot of British men are killed or seriously on the first day alone. Despite that all the people died, Field Marshall Douglas Haig orders that the battle must continue.
  • Blasting

    Blasting
    Explosion the first underground gallery on the battlefield of the Somme. 7:20 am , July 1, 1916 .
  • Information Somme

    The battle of the Sommein 1916 was one of the longest and bloodiest battleof the first world war.
  • Battle of the Somme ends

    Battle of the Somme ends
    By the end of October 1916, the French had re-captured the two forts at Vaux and Douaumont but the surrounding land where the battle had been fought since February was a wasteland. The battle at Verdun continued to December - ironically after the Somme conflict was considered to have ended.
  • The Battle of Verdun ended

    The Battle of Verdun ended
    It will be remembered the longest and one of the bloodiest engagements of World War I. Two million men were submitted.
  • Information Somme

    When the battle ended, both sides had shown how it could be deadly modern warfare