World War I

  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir the the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie were shot dead in Sarajevo by a guy named Gavrilo Princip. The objective of the assassination was to break off Austria-Hungary's south-Slace provinces so they could combined into Greater Serbia or a Yugoslavia.
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  • Austria declared war on Serbia

    Austria declared war on Serbia
    On July 28, 1914 Austria declared war on Serbia. This was the first truly global war. It began in Europe but quickly spread around the world. Many countries went into the war within its first month. This was the first war of WWI
  • Italy declared war on Germany and Austria

    Italy declared war on Germany and Austria
    Austria-Hungray and Italy formed a triple alliance. But Italy refused to join alliance with Austria and Germany because they were aggressors.
  • Start of Battle Loos

    Start of Battle Loos
    The Loos offensive began on September 25, 1915 fallowing a four day artillery bombardment. This battle was part of the wider Third Battle of Artois. The British attack was launched by six divisions. Toward the end of that day British had advanced within a thousand yard of the German second line to the north of loos.
  • Battle of Jutland

    The Battle of Jutland was a naval battle between Royal Navy's Grand Fleet and the Imperial German Nacy's High Seas Fleet. It started on May 31 1916 and ended on June 1, 1916 ine the North Sea near Jutland, Denmark.
  • USA declared war on Germany

    USA declared war on Germany
    British intelligence gave the United Stated government a decoded telegram from the Germany's foreign minister, Arthur Zimmerman that had been intercepted en route to his ambassador to mexico.
  • Battle of Caporetto

    Battle of Caporetto
    This battle took place from October 24 - November 19, 1917. It was near the town of Kobarid, now solvenia, on the Austro-Italian front. This battle was also known as the Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo or the battle of Karfreit. The battle was named after the Italian name of the town of Kobarid.
    Austro Hungarian forced were able to break into the Italian front like and rout the Italian army.
  • Battle of Cambrai

    Battle of Cambrai
    This battle is often erroneously noted for being the first large-scale use of tanks in a combined arms operation. It started on November 20, 1917 and ended on december 7,1917. The commanders were Julian Byng from Britian and Georg von derr Marwitz of the german empire
  • Germany signed an armistice with the Allies

    Germany signed an armistice with the Allies
    On November 11, 1918 the armisticce between the allies and Germany was signed in a railway carriage (train) in Compiegne Forest. This marked the end of the fighting in World War I. The principal signers were Marshal Ferdinand Foch, the Allied Commander-in-chief, and Matthias Erzberger, Germany's representative. It marked complete defeat for germany, but was neither and unconditional surrender nor treaty.