World War 1 Time Line

  • Battle of Tannenberg

    The Battle of Tannenberg was a decisive engagement between the Russian Empire and the German Empire in the first days of World War I, fought by the Russian First and Second Armies and the German Eighth Army between 23 August and 2 September 1914. The battle resulted in the almost complete destruction of the Russian Second Army. 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 1915. The battle is notable particul
  • First battle of the Marne

    set the stage for four years of trench warfare on the Western Front.
  • First Battle of Ypres

    The First Battle of Ypres, also called the Battle of Flanders, was the last major battle of the first year of World War I (1914) This battle and the Battle of the Yser marked the end of the so-called Race to the Sea.
  • Second Battle of Ypres

    The Second Battle of Ypres was the first time Germany used poison gas on a large scale on the Western Front in World War I and the first time a former colonial force (Canadians) pushed back a major European power (Germans) on European soil, which occurred in the battle of St. Julien-Kitcheners' Wood
  • Battle of Verdun

    motivation for the battle was to attack a position from which the French army could not retreat, both for strategic reasons and for reasons of national pride. Verdun, surrounded by a ring of forts, was a stronghold and a salient that projected into the German lines and blocked an important railway line leading to Paris.
  • Battle of Jutland

    the largest naval battle of World War I and the only full-scale clash of battleships in that war
  • Battle of the Somme

    The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, fought from July to November 1916, was among the largest battles of the First World War. With more than 1.5 million casualties, it is also one of the bloodiest military operations recorded.
  • Third Battle of Ypres

    The Battle of Passchendaele, or Third Battle of Ypres was one of the major battles of World War I. The battle consisted of a series of operations starting in June 1917 and petering out in November 1917 in which Entente troops under British command attacked the Imperial German Army.[3] The battle was fought for control of the village of Passchendaele near the town of Ypres
  • Battle of Cambri

    first successful use of tanks in a combined arms operation,
  • Second Battle of the Marne

    The Second Battle of the Marne, or Battle of Reims;was the last major German offensive on the Western Front. It failed when an Allied counterattack led by French forces overwhelmed the Germans, inflicting severe casualties.