In Sarajevo, Bosnia, Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated by a Serbian assassin
Austria declares war
After the Bosnia incident, Austria declares war on Serbia, sparking The First World War
world war 1 starts. from a series of events.
First Battle of Ypres
a First World War battle fought for the strategic town of Ypres in western Belgium in October and november 1914
First Battle of Ypres ends November 22, 1914)
166 men in active service
299 members of the reserve
1 Ersatzreservist (enrolled, but still inexperienced)
Naval attack on Gallipoli begins
Winston Churchill orders a naval attack on Gallipoli in an attempt to force The Ottoman Empire out of the war. French ships attack Gallipoli
Naval Attack on Gallipoli ends
it was a long and hard battle.
Second Battle of Ypres (April 22 – May 15, 1915)
a First World War battle fought for control of the strategic Flemish town of Ypres in western Belgium in the spring of 1915
British, ANZAC and French soldiers arrive on the shores of Gallipoli to proceed in the campaign to remove the Ottoman forces from the war
Sinking of Lusitania
Luxury British ocean liner accidentally sunk by Germans
Second Battle of Ypres ends May 15, 1915)
It marked the first time that Germany used poison gas on a large scale on the Western Front.
Battle of Lone Pine begins
An attempted diversion during Gallipoli by New Zealand and Australian forces to force a breakout of ANZAC perimeter which failed miserably
Battle of Sari Bair Begins
Operation to seize control of the Gallipoli Peninsula from the ottoman empire
Battle of lone pine ends
Diversion failed and many ANZAC soldiers killed
battle of Sai Bair ends
ANZACs captured the high ground and won the battle
Evacuation of Gallipoli begins
Losing the battle, Britain and its allies decide to start evacuating Gallipoli
evacuation of Gallipoli ends
the last few soldiers are evacuated from gallipoli with major success
The Battle of Verdun
The attack on Verdun came about because of a plan by the German Chief of General Staff, von Falkenhayn. He wanted to “bleed France white” by launching a massive German attack on a narrow stretch of land that had historic sentiment for the French – Verdun.
The Battle of Somme 1 July – 18 November 1916
The Battle of the Somme was one of the largest battles of the war.
The Battle of Fromelles.
Was a British military operation on the Western Front during World War I.
The Battle of Fromelles ends.
it was a british military operation.
the battle of somme ends.
1 million deaths makes it the most bloodied battle.
The Battle of Verdsun
The casualties from Verdun and the impact the battle had on the French Army was a primary reason for the British starting the Battle of the Somme in an effort to take German pressure off of the French at Verdun.
Battle of Passchendaele.
also known as the Third Battle of Ypres. Passchendaele lay on the last ridge east of Ypres, five miles from a railway junction at Rouselare, which was a vital part of the supply system of the German Fourth Army.
Battle of Passchendaele ends.
The battle took place on the Western Front, between June and November 1917, for control of the ridges south and east of the Belgian city of Ypres in West Flanders.
Battle of the Lys.
also known as the Battle of Estaires or the Fourth Battle of Ypres
Battle of the Lys ends.
The German attack zone was in Flanders, from about 10 km east of Ypres in Belgium to 10 km east of Béthune in France.
Fifth Battle of Ypres.
Also known as the Advance of Flanders and the Battle of the Peaks of Flanders.
Fifth Battle of Ypres ends.
After the German Spring Offensive of 1918 was stopped, German morale waned and the increasing numbers of American soldiers arriving on the Western Front gave western allies a growing advantage over the German forces