1916 WWI

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    Battle of Mojkovac

    The Battle of Mojkovac was a battle fought between January 6 and January 7, near Mojkovac, between the armies of Austria-Hungary and the Kingdom of Montenegro. It ended with a Montenegrin victory.
  • End of the battle of gallipoli

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    Erzurum Offensive

    The Erzurum Offensive was a major winter offensive of the Imperial Russian Army of the Caucasus Campaign that led to the capture of the strategic city of Erzurum. The Ottoman forces suffered a series of unexpected setbacks which led to a victory for the Russians.
  • France occupies the island of Corfu

    France occupies the island of Corfu
  • Battle of Salaita Hill

    Battle of Salaita Hill
    The Battle of Salaita Hill was the first large-scale engagement of the WWI East African Campaign involving British, Indian, Rhodesian and South African troops. The battle took place on February 12, 1916.
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    Battle of Verdun

    The Battle of Verdun, fought from February 21 to December 18, 1916, was the largest and longest WWI battle on the Western Front between the German and French armies. The battle took place in the hills north of Verdun-sur-Meuse in north-eastern France.
  • The fall of Fort de Douaumont

    The fall of Fort de Douaumont
    On February 25, 1916, Fort Douaumont was occupied without a fight by a small German raiding party consisting of only 19 officers and 79 men. The easy fall of Fort Douaumont, just three days after the start of the Battle of Verdun, shocked the French army.
  • The German Empire declares war on Portugal

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    Fifth Battle of the Isonzo

    The Fifth Battle of the Isonzo was fought from March 9 to 15, 1916 between the armies of the Kingdom of Italy and those of Austria-Hungary. The attack was the result of the Allied Chantilly Conference of December 1915.
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    Battle of Latema Nek

    The Battle of Latema Nek was a battle of the East African Campaign in WWI.
  • Sussex incident

    Sussex incident
    On March 24, 1916, the ferry ship SS Sussex of the French shipping company Compagnie des Chemins de Fer de l'État Français suffered an explosion that completely destroyed the stern, although it managed to stay afloat and be dragged to the Port of Boulonge, 50 passengers and crew died, among them belonging to neutral nations, such as the United States.
  • Paris Allied Conference

    On March 27, 1916, the civil and military representatives of the different governments of the Allied Entente began an Economic Conference at the Quay d'Orsay Palace in the city of Paris, with the aim of solving common problems through a consultation process.
  • Conquest of the city Kondoa Irangi

    In German East Africa, the South Africans were advancing from north to south while the Germans were giving ground. On April 17 they took the city of Kondoa Irangi, where they also took weapons and cattle.
  • End of the Siege of Kut-al-Amara

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    Battle of Kondoa Irangi

    The Germans tried to recapture Kondoa Irangi. On 9 May they attacked and managed to reach as far as the British trenches before being forced back by artillery. On May 10 they called off the attack.
  • Sykes-Picot Agreement

    Sykes-Picot Agreement
    The Sykes-Picot Agreement, signed on May 16, 1916, was a secret agreement between Great Britain and France to divide the territories of the Near East in the event of victory in the war against the Central Powers. It owes its name to the negotiators of the pact, Sir Mark Sykes, representing Great Britain, and François Georges-Picot for France.
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    Battle of Jutland

    The Battle of Jutland was the largest naval combat of WWI that faced the High Seas Fleet of the Imperial German Navy and the British Royal Navy between May 31 and June 1, off the coast of Denmark, in the North Sea.
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    Brusilov Offensive

    The Brusilov Offensive was the largest military operation of the Russian army during WWI, and one of the battles with the lowest casualties in history. It was a major offensive launched against the armies of the Central Powers in Galicia.
  • The Allies take Fort de Vaux

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    Battle of the Somme

    The Battle of the Somme was one of the longest and bloodiest battles with over a million casualties between both sides. British and French forces attempted to break through the German lines along a forty kilometer front north and south of the Somme River in northern France. The main purpose of the battle was to distract the German troops from the battle of Verdun; however, the casualties of the Battle of the Somme ended up being higher than those of the latter.
  • Secret Russo-Japanese Treaty on China.

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    Battle of Fromelles

    The Battle of Fromelles was a failed Anglo-Australian offensive that took place between 19 and 20 July. Fromelles was the debut of the Australian troops in France and also their worst result in the entire course of WWI.
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    Sixth Battle of the Isonzo

    The Sixth Battle of the Isonzo, held from August 6 to 17, 1916, was the most successful Italian offensive along the Isonzo River.
  • Italy declares war on Germany

  • Romania enters WWI

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    Battle of Turtucaia

    The Battle of Turtucaia was a WWI combat in which German-backed Bulgarian troops defeated their Romanian enemies entrenched in the Turtucaia fortress between 1 and 6 September 1916.
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    Seventh Battle of the Isonzo

    The Seventh Battle of the Isonzo was fought from September 14 to 17, 1916 between the armies of the Kingdom of Italy and those of Austria-Hungary. It followed the Italian successes during the Trentino Offensive and the Sixth Battle of the Isonzo in the spring of 1916.
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    Battle of Flers-Courcelette

    The Battle of Flers-Courcelette was fought, from September 15 to 22, during the Battle of the Somme, by the French and the British, against the German.
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    Eighth Battle of the Isonzo

    The Eighth Battle of the Isonzo, briefly fought on October 10 to 12, 1916, was essentially a continuation of attempts made during the Seventh Battle of the Isonzo to extend the bridgehead established at Gorizia during the sixth battle.
  • The French recapture Fort Douaumont

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    Ninth Battle of the Isonzo

    The Ninth Battle of the Isonzo was an Italian offensive against Austria-Hungary. Including a triumvirate of battles launched after the Italians' successful capture of Gorizia in August 1916 to extend their bridgehead to the left of the city, ended in yet another failure for the Italians.
  • Proclamation of the Kingdom of Poland

  • Sinking of HMHS Britannic.

    Sinking of HMHS Britannic.
    HMHS Britannic was a British ocean liner, sister ship to the RMS Titanic.
    The ship had been built to carry passengers and should have sailed under the acronym RMS but was requisitioned in WWI and only functioned as a troop transport and hospital ship until it sank.
  • Germany wants a peace conference