World War I

  • Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

    Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
    On June 28 1914, Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg were shot in Sarajevo by a Serbian Nationalist. The reason they got shot was to break off Austria- Hungary's south Slav provinces so they could be combined into Greater Serbia or a Yugoslavia. The assasination lead to Austia-Hungary to declare war against Serbia.
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  • Official Outbreak of World War I

    Official Outbreak of World War I
    Russia proceeded to mobilize forces on German's sea and land. The German empire was faced with danger so they had to put an end to all of this. Germany's government was obliged to make representations to the Government of His Majesty the Emperor of All the Russias and to insist upon a cessation of the aforesaid military acts. Since Russia refused to comply with this demand Germany declares war on Russia.
  • Death of American Citizens on Ship

    Death of American Citizens on Ship
    More than 140 lives were lost in the sinking of the Liner Falaba ship, which was the first ship to be sunk by U-boats.
  • Treaty of London

    Treaty of London
    The primary Allied powers- Britain, France and Russia wanted to bring Italy into World War I on their side. Italy had a hard bargain demanding many territories such as Trent, Southern Tyrol, Istria, Gorizia and Dalmania once the war had been won. The terms of the secret treaty were to cause problems at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. Since Italy's demands included Yugo-slavic lands under Austria-Hungary, they were forced under U.S President Woodrow Wilson to agree on the negotiations.
  • Longest Battle of World War I

    Longest Battle of World War I
    The Battle of Verdum was one of the major battles in World War I and was also the longest. It was fought between the German and French armies when the Germans launched a massive attack against Verdun. This war started from February 21, 1916 and ended December 18, 1916 and took place on the a hilly terain north of the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in north eastern France.
  • Start of Trentino Offensive

    Start of Trentino Offensive
    From March onward, the Italians under Luigi Cadorna were in trouble. The Austrians launched their Trentino Offensive and took Arsiero and 400,000 Italian prisoners. Cadorna planned to travel as far as Venice and outflank the Italian army positioned on the Isonzo which would force the Italians to withdraw and force Italy out of the war.
  • David Lloyd George

    David Lloyd George
    He replaced Asquith as the Prime minister of the United Kingdom being the head of wartime coalition between the years of 1916-1922. He guided the Empire during World War I over to victory over Germany.
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    The Zimmerman Telegram was released to press by US State Department. It was a memo sent from the German Foreign Minister to the German ambassador to Mexico. It informed the ambassador that Germany would be resuming its policy of Unrestricted Submarine Welfare and ordered him to propose an allience.
  • Zeebrugge Raid

    Zeebrugge Raid
    The Zeebrugge Raid was an attempt by the British Royal Navy to neutralize the key Belgian port of Bruges- Zeebrugge.This port was used by the Germany navy as a base of their U-boats and shipping. Sir Roger Keyes created a blocking operation which would make it difficult for submarines and German ships to leave the port.
  • End of World War I

    End of World War I
    The Treaty of Versailles was signed in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles which oficially ended the war. The three most important politicians (also called the "Big Three") that atteneded this peace settlement were David Lloyd George of Britian, George Clemenceau of France and Woodrow Wilson of America. Germany had to return most of their territory and felt this settlement was unfair. They were also restricted to 100,000 officers and the navy to a few small ships.