War World I

  • Assassination of the Archduke in Serbia

    Archduke Francis Ferdinand, the heir of the Austria-Hungary throne, and his wife are assassinated by the Serbian Nationalist in Sarejevo named Gavrilo Princip. These bullets set off the on thus summer day were the leading cause of the war that shaped the world we live in today.
  • The Outbreak of World War I

    Official outbreak of World War I. Germany declares war on Russia.
  • Germany Declares War

    Germany declares war on neutral Belgium and invades in order to defeat France quickly. This violates the treaty signed by Prussia respecting Belgium neutrality. As a result of this invasion, Britain declares war on Germany and Austria-Hungary. Canada later joins the war as well and U.S President Woodrow Wilson declares policy of American neutrality.
  • The Battle of Fronteirs

    In “The Battle of Fronteirs”, 27,000 French soldiers die on a single day in an offensive thrust to the east of Paris, towards the German borders.
  • First Battle of Ypres

    This was the first battle that broke out between the British and Germans during the Race to Sea.
  • German U-boats Begin Attacks

    German U-boats start to attack Allied and neutral shipping. They lost 1,198. The Germans also decare a bockade of Britain.
  • Poison Gas

    Introduction to poison gas was what began the Second Battle of ypres. Gasses such as Chlorine we used and these were deadly.
  • Battle of Somme Begins

    Start of the Battle of the Somme, with the greatest number of casualties in British military history, 60,000.
  • US Enters War

    US President Woodrow Wilson's war cabinet votes unanimously in favor of declaring war on Germany. Soon after, Woodrow Wilson delivers his war address to Congress.
  • World War I Ends

    Germany signed a armistice with the Allies. World War I ends at 11:00 a.m. The Central Powers are defeated.