A Look in the Years of WW1

Timeline created by kayleekillion
  • Franz Ferdinand is assasinated

    Franz Ferdinand is assasinated
    The archduke of Austria-Hungary, Franz Ferdinand, was assassinated on June 28, 1917. A Serbian terrorist group named the Black Hand was to blame. This is what triggered WW1 to start. WW1 wouldnt have started when it did or maybe even at all if this didnt happen.
  • Germany declares war on Russia

    Germany declares war on Russia
    Because of the assination, Germany declared war. Serbians were the ones who killed the archduke but Russia and Serbia were allies. They were required to defend Serbia
  • The Scheifflin Plan

    The Scheifflin Plan
    The Plan was made for Germany to win in the event of a two-front war. It focused on exploiting the differences in the amount of time neighboring countries would need to get ready for war. The Belgium army was defeated easily enough, however, the French held off the German forces. Trench warfare continued after the plan failed
  • WW1 officially begins

    WW1 officially begins
    Because of the assasination, Germany invaded Belgium. This was the start of the war. The assasination of the archduke triggered the war which started about a month after it happened.
  • The Battle of the Marne

    The Battle of the Marne
    The Germans and French lost around 250,000 soldiers. The British lost somewhere around 13,000. This battle was the beginning of the trench war. The French managed to save Paris during the fight. Germany's Schleiffen Plan failed.
  • Allied Troops Land in Gallipoli

    Allied Troops Land in Gallipoli
    At dawn on April 25, allied troops invaded the Gallipoli peninsula. The reason for this was so they could allow thier ships through the Dardanelles. The goal here was to capture Constantinople and beat Ottoman Turkey so they could no longer fight the war.
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Sinking of the Lusitania
    A torpedo by a German u-20 boat, sank the Lusitania in 18 minutes. It killed 1198 people abord. This contributed to the US entering the war. Among the people on the ship, 128 of them were Americans.
  • Battle of Loos

    Battle of Loos
    This battle was the biggest British attack of 1915. It was also the first time the British used poison gas and the first mass engagement of New Army units. As far as death numbers go, Brittish deaths doubled German deaths.
  • The battle of Verdun

    The battle of Verdun
    The battle of verdun was the bloodiest and longest battle fought in the war. It lasted from Febuary until December. The war could not be won on land to opposing sides moved to sea.
  • Battle of Jutland

    Battle of Jutland
    This was the largest naval battle of ww1. German navy and British royal navy battled only to have no winner. It ended June 1, 1916. Sadly there were many lives lost.
  • Battle of the Somme

    Battle of the Somme
    This battle didnt end until November 1916. Millions of deaths and one of the most costly battles of the war.
  • America joins the war

    America joins the war
    America joined the war. Germany wouldnt stop attacking American merchant ships. Congress declared war. America joined on behalf of France and Britian.
  • Lucius Byron Nash joins Navy

    Lucius Byron Nash joins Navy
    Lucius Byron Nash recieves a letter stating he will serve 4 years in the Navy as of August 27, 1917. He served aboard the USS Roanoke. The Navy was often an overlooked branch in the war.
  • Peace between Germany and Russia

    Peace between Germany and Russia
    Germany and Russia come to peace with the signing of a peace treaty. This gave Germany tons of land they could use to battle. Germany and Russia having large amounts of land was a huge disatvantage to the French, British, and Americans.
  • Battle of Belleau Wood

    Battle of Belleau Wood
    The Battle of Belleau Wood began because the US Marine Corps attacked the Germans. They were across an empty whear feild. There were many injuries and many deaths. This battle ended 20n days later on June 26.
  • L.B. Nash transfered

    L.B. Nash transfered
    Nash was moved to the class 2 Naval Reserve.
  • L.B. Nash requests 5 days off

    L.B. Nash requests 5 days off
    Nash requested 5 days off because he had been serving for a year with no leave. Leave was granted and he went to London. He said if he needed to be contated they could reach him through Londons Naval headquarters. They did not need to reach him for any emergencies
  • Austrian-Hungarian Empire Surrenders

    Austrian-Hungarian Empire Surrenders
    On this date, the Austrian-Hungarian Empire Surrenders to Italy.
  • Armistice Signing

    Armistice Signing
    Germany signs an armistice (an agreement for peace) that ended the war. This was done at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month. This war officially ended by the Treaty of Versailles in June of 1919.
  • Nash Relieved from Active Duty

    Nash Relieved from Active Duty
    L.B. Nash was relieved from active duty in 1919 and was told he could be sent home. This was the end of his time in the war. He was a brave solider who fought in the Navy.
  • L.B. Nash dies

    L.B. Nash dies
    Lucius Byron Nash died January 6, 1980 in Hawaii. He left behind a son. His wife died in 1973.