World War 1

  • The Assassination of Archduke

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir apparent to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot dead in Sarajevo, by Gavrilo Princip, one of a group of six Bosnian Serb assassins.
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  • The Begining of World War 1

    Austria declares war on Serbia. The Austrian government blamed the Serbian government for the assassination of Franz Ferdinand and his wife and declared war on Serbia. Although Russia was allied with Serbia, Germany did not believe that she would mobilise and offered to support Austria if necessary. However, Russia did mobilise and, through their alliance with France, called on the French to mobilise.
  • Germany declares war on Russia.

    The Imperial German Government had used every effort since the beginning of the crisis to bring about a peaceful settlement. In compliance with a wish expressed to him by the Emperor of Russia, the German Emperor had undertaken, in concert with Great Britain,but Russia, without waiting for any result, proceeded to a general mobilisation of its forces both on land and sea. In consequence to that threat Germany declares war on Russia.
  • Germany declares war on France

    German troops poured into Belgium as directed under the Schleiffen Plan, drawn up in 1905. The British sent an ultimatum to Germany demanding their withdrawal from the neutral Belgium. The Germans planned to be at war with France and Russia at the same time and beat Russia but that plan did not turn out very well.
  • Battle Of Tannenberg

    The Battle was fought by the Russian First and Second Armies against the German Eighth Army between August 23th and 30th in1914. The battle resulted in the almost complete destruction of the Russian Second Army. The Battle of Tannenburg was Russia’s worst defeat in World War I. A series of follow-up battles destroyed the majority of the First Army as well, and kept the Russians off-balance until the spring of the next year.
  • Battle Of Masurian Lakes

    There were two Battles of Masurian Lakes. The first was conducted between September 9th and 14th in 1914. After defeated the Russian Second army, the Germans turned their attention to the Russian First army at Masurian Lakes. Although the Germans were unable to defeat the army completely, over 100,000 Russians were taken prisoner.
  • Battle Of Jutland

    The Battle of Jutland also known as the Battle of Skagerrak, was fought between the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet. The battle happened between May 31st and June 1st in 1916. The Battle of Jutland was the largest naval battle of World War I. It played a key role in the demise of the reputation of battlecruiser, saw the first use of a carrier based aircraft in battle and is one of the most controversial naval actions in the Royal Navy's long history
  • Treaty Of Brest litovsk

    The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk brought the end of the war between Russia and Germany in 1918. The successful revolution by the Bolsheviks, the Russians signed an Armistice with Germany at Brest-Litovsk. The terms of the treaty were harsh: Russia had to surrender Poland, the Ukraine and other regions. They had to stop all Socialist propaganda directed at Germany and pay 300 million roubles for the repatriation of Russian prisoners.
  • Battle of Amiens

    Also known as the Third Battle of Picardy. The battle was between August 8th and 11th 1918. It was the opening phase of the Allied offensive later known as the Hundred Days Offensive that ultimately led to the end of World War 1 The British general, Haig, ordered the attack of the German sector at Amiens. At the same time the news came through that the allies had broken through from Salonika and forced Bulgaria to sue for peace.
  • Armistice Is Signed

    The Armistice was an agreement between the Germans and the Allies to end the war. At 11 am, in the French town of Redonthes, the Armistice was signed bringing the war to an end. The armistice was formally signed in Foch's railway carriage on November 11th. It marked the end of fighting in the World War 1 on the Western Front.