World War I Timeline

  • "The Explosion"

    Archduke Francis Ferdinand heir to the Austria-Hungary throne and his wife are assassinated by a Serbian Nationalist in Sarejevo
  • Support

    Kaiser William II promises German support for Austria against Serbia
  • Official outbreak of World War I

    Germany declares war on Russia
  • Battle of Tannenberg

    The battle of Tannenberg was a battle between the Russian Empire and the German Empire in the first days of World War I fought by the Russian first and second armies and the German eighth army.
  • British vs Germany

    Britain declared war on Germany
  • Battle of Ypres

    The last major battle of the first year of World War I. Between french british and german
  • Battle of Marine

    It resulted in a francoBritish victory against the German Army
  • The 2nd Battle of Ypres

    The second battle of Ypres was the first time Germany used poison gas on a on the western front in World War I and the first time a former colonial force pushed back a major European power on European soil which occurred in the battle of St Julien Kitcheners wood.
  • Battle of Somme

    Between the british and germans The battle of Somme was a diversion to take German soldiers away from the salient
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Germany had finally surrendered and all nations had agreed to stop fighting and trying to sign a treaty of peace were negotiated. On June 28, 1919 Germany and the Allied Nations signed the Treaty of Versailles finally ending the war.