Charlie's World War 1 Timeline

  • Franz Ferdinand Assassinated

    Franz Ferdinand Assassinated
    Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip.
  • Austria-Hungary Declares War on Serbia

    Austria-Hungary Declares War on Serbia
    Austria-Hungary had decided to declare war on Serbia because one of Serbias people (Gavrilo Princip). Had killed the former archduke of Austria-Hungary. This is the beginning of World War 1.
  • World War 1 Begins!

    World War 1 Begins!
    World War 1 began when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia because of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.
  • Russia Mobilises Arm Forces

    Russia Mobilises Arm Forces
    Russia Mobilized their arm forces because they knew their was going to be a big war.
  • Germany Declares War on Russia

    Germany Declares War on Russia
    Germany had declared war on Russia because Germany was trying to protect Austria-Hungary. Germany and Austria-Hungary were allies.
  • Germany Invades Belgium

    Germany Invades Belgium
    Germany invaded Belgium because Germany was planing to go across Eastern Europe and Northern France and invade many other places.
  • Great Britain Declares War on Germany

    Great Britain Declares War on Germany
    Great Britain had declared war on Germany because Great Britain and Belgium were allys, and Germany had invaded Belgium earlier that day.
  • Austria-Hungary Declares War on Russia and Serbia

    Austria-Hungary Declares War on Russia and Serbia
    Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia and Russia because they were all basically in the same area. Austria-Hungary thought they were going to be attacked next by Russia and Serbia.
  • France and Great Britain both declared war on Austria-Hungary

    France and Great Britain both declared war on Austria-Hungary
    France and Great Britain declared war on Austria-Hungary because Austria-Hungary was an ally of Germany and France and Great Britian were not on the same side.
  • Japan Joins the Allies

    Japan Joins the Allies
    Japan had became part of the Allied Powers in World War 1.
  • Battle of the Marne Begins

    Battle of the Marne Begins
    The Battle of the Marne saved Paris, France from the Germans invading them. During this battle both the Germans and the French realized that it would not be very easy to win this war.
  • Battle of the Marne Ends

    Battle of the Marne Ends
    The Battle of the Marne had ended and the Germans were defeated.
  • Ottoman Empire Joins the War

    Ottoman Empire Joins the War
    The Ottoman Empire joins the war. The Ottoman Empire joind the Central Powers in World War 1.
  • The Germans Blockade Great Britain

    The Germans Blockade Great Britain
    The Germans had blockaded Great Britain because they didn't want America or anyone else helping them. Many American ships were sunk by U-Boats during the blockade.
  • Poison Gas First Used in World War 1

    Poison Gas First Used in World War 1
    The Germans first used Poison Gas and people now had to fight the war in gas masks.
  • The Lusitania is Sunk

    The Lusitania is Sunk
    A German U-Boat hit the Lusitania (a British boat) with a torpedo and it sunk. More than 1000 people died and about 128 Americans died.
  • Italy Joins the Allies

    Italy Joins the Allies
    Italy joins the Allied Powers in World War 1
  • Tanks First Used

    Tanks First Used
    Tanks were first used in World War 1 by the British. People think they were first used in many different battles.
  • Battle of Verdun Begins

    Battle of Verdun Begins
    The Battle of Verdun was faught in northeastern France. When the Germans gained land it was lost in counter attacks by the French. This was one of the longest battles and about 750,000 French and German soildiers lost their lives.
  • Battle of the Somme

    Battle of the Somme
    The Battle of the Somme was fought in northern France among the British and the French.
  • Battle of the Somme Ends

    Battle of the Somme Ends
    The Battle of the Somme ends. Many people died and only seven miles of land was gained by the Allies
  • Battle of Verdun Ends

    Battle of Verdun Ends
    The Battle of Verdun is over and about 750,000 people were killed.
  • Zimmermann Telegram Published

    Zimmermann Telegram Published
    The German foreign minister sent a telegram to Mexico saying that if Mexico joined the Central Powers they would help them get some of their land back from the United States. The telegram was intercepted and posted in newspapers all around America and the Americans were very angry.
  • Russians Overthrow Goverment

    Russians Overthrow Goverment
    In Russia the people were rioting and they overthrew their government. The Russian people set up their own government.
  • President Wilson Asks for Declaration of War

    President Wilson Asks for Declaration of War
    On the night of April 2nd, 1917 President Wilson asked Congress for a Declaration of War. This was NOT when the US joined the war.
  • US Declares War on Germany

    US Declares War on Germany
    The US joined World War 1 when they first declared war on Germany. The US joined the Allied Powers in the war.
  • Selective Service Act Passed

    Selective Service Act Passed
    With the Selective Service Act men ages 18 to 45 registered to be in the military. About 3 million were chosen to go to war.
  • First American Troops Arrive in France

    First American Troops Arrive in France
    The first American Troops land in France but they aren't ready to fight right away they still need time to prepare for war.
  • Russis Signs an Armistice

    Russis Signs an Armistice
    Russia signs a armistice with Germany to try to stop the war.
  • President Wilson Reveals His 14 Points

    President Wilson Reveals His 14 Points
    President Wilson revealed his 14 points in Paris, France where 27 nations gathered to talk about peace. Wilsons 14 points also created new nations. Some of Wilson's 14 points didn't make sense.
  • Treaty of Breast-Litovsk

    Treaty of Breast-Litovsk
    Vladimir Lenin signed the act and the act gave Ukraine, Polland and other places to Germany.
  • Russia Withdrawls From the War

    Russia Withdrawls From the War
    Russia withdrew from the war because the Bolsheviks overthrew the Russian Government.
  • Germany and Austria-Hungary Fight Their Last Great Offensive

    Germany and Austria-Hungary Fight Their Last Great Offensive
    Germany and Ausrtia-Hungary fought in Paris, France
  • Germany and Austria-Hungary's Battle is Over

    Germany and Austria-Hungary's Battle is Over
    It looked as if Germany would win the war but then the American Troops came in and defeated Germany.
  • American Expeditionary Force

    American Expeditionary Force
    In the AEF's first serious battle they helped pust back a German offensive at Chateau-Thierry on the Marne River.
  • Battle of the Argonne Forest

    Battle of the Argonne Forest
    The Battle of the Argonne Forest was west of Verdun. More than 1 million American troops helped the Allies. The forest had barbed wire, rain, mud. Some Americans tought they wern't going to win the battle
  • German Government Asks for Armistice

    German Government Asks for Armistice
    The German government asked President Wilson for an armistice to end the war.
  • Battle of the Argonne Forest Ends

    Battle of the Argonne Forest Ends
    The Battle of the Argonne Forest ended and the Allies pushed back the German lines and now they were invading Germany.
  • Germany Signs Armistice

    Germany Signs Armistice
    In November of 1918 Germany signed an armistice to end the war.
  • End Of World War 1

    End Of World War 1
    The war is over! The war ended when Germany signed the armistice