World War 1

By monsem
  • Start of the war

    Start of the war
    The Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand and his pregnant wife were assasinated on this date by Gavrilo Princip at Sarajevo. This event was what triggered the start of WWI. Austria then declared war on Serbia.
  • Lusitania Sinks

    Lusitania Sinks
    The sinking of the Lusitania by the Germans took place on this day. This event enraged the US because 125 US civilians were killed because of a war in which the US was neutral. This made the US want to join the war as well.
  • Battle of Jutland

    Battle of Jutland
    A battle that took place between the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet in the North Sea. It was the only naval battle in World War One and the biggest in the history of naval warfare. Neither won the battle since they both claimed to be victorious.
  • Battle of Somme

    Battle of Somme
    The Battle of Somme begins in France (it was part of the Western front as well). The first use of tanks takes place in this battle as well. It is known as the bloodiest day in British History. Took place between the Germans, French, and British.
  • Peace Without Victotry

    Peace Without Victotry
    President Woodrow Wilson makes the Peace without Victory speech. It was his attempt to stop all the bloodshed that was taking place. He wanted all the nations involved to stop fighting without anyone being the victor, hence the peace without victory title.
  • U.S gets Involved

    U.S gets Involved
    The United States declares war on Germany. The biggest reason for their involvement was the fact that Germany was sinking US ships.
  • Name change

    Name change
    King George the fifth changes his name to Windsor because he had a name that was German and there was a lot of hostility towards German'a at that time,
  • Armistice

    An armistice is signed by Germany to stop the war.
  • Paris Peace Conference

    Paris Peace Conference
    The 14 points, by President Wilson, were discussed. They were created to prevent another big war. That is why the first world war is sometimes referred to as the War to end all wars. Little did President Wilson know that his 14 points weren't really going to have any effect on the European Nations who agreed to it.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailles is signed. It was an international agreement that was intended to conclude World War One. It was signed at the Palace of Versailles. It basically said Germany lost some territory (about 10%) and had to pay for the damages it did to the other countries. Even though they made the treaty better later on, Germany still held grudges. This led to the rise of the Nazi party and WWII.