Australia's History

  • Archduke Franz Ferdinands Death

    A Serbian man Assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand with two shots.
  • Germany Declares War

    Germany declares war on Russia and France, and invades neutral Luxembourg and Belgium
  • Christmas Truce

    The Christmas trucesoldiers from both sides come out of there trenches and share drinks and greetings on christmas eve.
  • The Landing at Gallipoli

    Australian soldiers landed at Gallipoli
  • Battle of Somme

    Tanks are used for the first time in war.
  • Australias first defeat

    the first conscription of plecible by australian troops is narrowly defeated.
  • The end of the battle of the Somme

    The battle of Somme ends
  • USA joins the war

    USA joins the war on the side of the British and French.
  • Russian Revolution

    The Rusians start a comunist revolution
  • Ludendorff Offensive

    The Ludendorff Offensive begins in a final attempt by Gemrmany to break through the allied lines and win the war.
  • Allied counter offensive

    The combined air artillary, infantry and tank power was prepared in utmost secretcy. the aim was to drive the german forces away from an area with vital railway links. this counter attack went for 5 days.
  • End of the War

    The final Allied push towards the German border began on October 17, 1918. As the British, French and American armies advanced, the alliance between the Central Powers began to collapse. Turkey signed an armistice at the end of October, Austria-Hungary followed on November 11.