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  • Assassination Of Archduke, Franz Ferdinand

    Assassination Of Archduke, Franz Ferdinand
    The assassination was commited to break off Austria-Hungary's south-Slav provinces so they could be combined into a Greater Serbia or a Yugoslavia.
  • Schlieffen Plan

    Schlieffen Plan
    Germany had to implement the Schlieffen Plan. It was a strategic plan for victory in a possible future war where it might find itself fighting on two fronts. Germany also declared war on France and invaded Belgium.
  • Warsaw gets Captured

    Warsaw gets Captured
    The Germans captured Warsaw from the Russians. Germans then occupy Warsaw during the period of success that followed their great breakthrough victory at Gorlice-Tarnow.
  • Start of the Battle of Loos

    Start of the Battle of Loos
    sometimes referred to as the Second Battle of Artois. The Artois campaigns comprised the major Allied offensive on the Western Front
  • Lloyd George becomes British Prime Minister

    Lloyd George becomes British Prime Minister
    He guided the Empire through the First World War to victory over Germany. He was a major player at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 that reordered the world after the Great War
  • USA declared war on Germany

    USA declared war on Germany
    President of the United States publicly declared that he had ordered the American Navy and Air Force to shoot on sight at any German war vessel.
  • Battle of Caporetto

    Battle of Caporetto
    Austro-Hungarian forces, reinforced by German units, were able to break into the Italian front line and rout the Italian army. The Italian Army was heavily defeated.
  • Marshall Foch

    Marshall Foch
    Marshall Foch Appointed Allied Commander on the Western Front. Foch was given the command of the French Ninth Army which fought at the Battle of the Marne - the battle that stopped the German advance on Paris.
  • Megiddo

    Turkish forces collapsed at Megiddo. It is also famous as the last great cavalry victory.
  • Armistice

    The armistice between the Allies and Germany was signed in a railway carriage in Compiègne Forest, and marked the end of fighting in the First World War on the Western Front