Assasination of Archduck of Austria Franz-Ferdinand by members of the Black Hand in Sarajevo, Serbia.
Austria declares war aginst Serbia.
Franz Ferdinand's wife blamed Serbia for the death of his husband so she declares war. At the same time Russia was allied with Serbia, and Germany believed that she would not support Austria so they become allied with Serbia.
Germany decalred war on Belgium.
Belgium was a neutral country but when Germany invaded to use as a strategy to defeat France . Great Britain declared war on Germany at the same time.
Germany defeat the Russian at the Battle of Tannenberg.
A battle that was lead by Hindenburg and Ludendorf. At the battle the German invaded 2 Russian army troops.
Italy enters the war to join the Allies side.
Italy had remaded neutral until 1915 when the Treaty of London allowed Italy to gain land at the end of the war.
The Allies withdraw from the Gallipoli peninsula.
After a nine month period for the control of the Gallipoli peninsula the Allies withdraw. With over 46,000 dead and 250,000 wounded the Allies did not gain contol of the peninsula.
Battle of the Sommes ends
(July 1- November 1916) Also know as the Sommes Offensive. Was a battle between the French and British amry against the German army. The was was symbolized as one the horror battles during WWI. It took place in the Sommes River in France.
The Battle of Verdun ends
The 10 month battle was one of the major battles during WWI. It took place in Verdun-sur-Meuse, Frace in the Western Front. It was fought between French and German armies.
Second Battle of Marne ends
(July 15- August 6, 1918) Was the last German attack. It took place in the Marne River near Paris,Frace. The attack had failed when the American and French troops suprised the Germans,
The Armistice between Germany and the Allies was signed and WWI ended.
Armistice Day was the day a treaty was signed that ended the fighting in the Western Front. Many know it as the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918.