• Assassination of Archduke

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassination
  • Austria Declared War on Serbia

    The Austrian government blamed the Serbian government for the assassination of Franz Ferdinand and his wife and declared war on Serbia.
  • Germany Declares War on Russia

    The British foreign secretary, Sir Edward Grey, sent an ultimatum to Germany demanding their withdrawal from the neutral Belgium
  • Britain and France declared war on Turkey

    Britain and France, Russia's allies, declared war on Turkey, because of the help given to the German attack on Russia.
  • Japan on China

    Japan makes 21 demands on China
  • Dardenelles

    The Russians appealed for help from Britain and France to beat off an attack by the Turkish. The British navy responded by attacking Turkish forts in the Dardenelles.
  • Italy

    Italy entered the war on the side of the Allies.
  • Battler of Jutland

    German forces, confined to port by a British naval blockade, came out in the hope of splitting the British fleet and destroying it ship by ship.
  • USA declares war on Germany

    The United States of America declared war on Germany in response to the sinking, by German U boats, of US ships
  • Armistice signed

    At 11 am, in the French town of Redonthes, the Armistice was signed bringing the war to an end.