World War I

  • The Spark that Caused World War I

    The Spark that Caused World War I
    After much tension between Serbia and Austria-Hapsburg, a member of the Black Hand, Serbia, shot and killed the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Austria-Hapsburg. The Archduke was supposed to be the heir to the throne.
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    World War I

  • Austria-Hungary Declares War on Serbia

    Austria-Hungary Declares War on Serbia
    After the assasination of the Archduke, war oficially started on this date. Soon enough, because of the many alliances, the war became global.
  • Germany invades Belgium

    Germany invades Belgium
    A neutral country invaded by one of the most powerful nations at the time. This lead to the anger of many countries, the invasion of neutral Belgium. Also, because of the alliances did the Great War start.
  • "Lusitania" goes Down

    "Lusitania" goes Down
    Lusitania carried mainly passangers, from New York to Liverpool, but there were also some ammunition. This made it a target to the German submarines. Captain Kapitän-leutnant Schwieger, was in charge of the U-boat, and the first torpedo was fired at 14:09. Many passangers and crew died, but 128 of them were American, a neutral country at the time. At this, the United States was outraged and two years later it would explain why America entered the war.
  • Germans Capture Warsaw from the Russians

    Germans Capture Warsaw from the Russians
    The Germans were advancing in to Poland, and as the Russians saw this, they left the city. The capture of Warsaw was easy only because the Russians retreated.
  • Battle of Jutland

    Battle of Jutland
    The battle was the German High Seas Fleet fighting the British Grand Fleet. It is said to be the largest naval battle fought on the surface. Although, at first the British had an advantage towards the Germans, they eventually became even to the British.
  • America declares War on Germany

    America declares War on Germany
    On this day, United States formally declared war on Germany and allied with the Allies. The sinking of an American ship and a telegram sent to Mexico asking for them to ally with Germany angered America.
  • Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

    Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
    The treaty, signed between Russia and the Central Powers, marked the exit of Russia from the Great War. The reason of Russia's exit is the Civil War.
  • Marshal Ferdinand Foch, Appointed Commander of Allies

    Marshal Ferdinand Foch, Appointed Commander of Allies
    He was a French soldier said to have had the best military mind in the French army. At the Treaty of Versailles, he said that it was not peace, but an armistice for twenty years. True enough, World War II started about twenty years later.
  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day
    It was the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month", when the Allies of WWI and Germany ended the war. Although, this only ceased fire in the Western front, parts of the Russian and dying Ottoman Empire were still at war. Many Allies made it an official holiday, but now, it is known as Rmemberance or Veterans Day.