From Neutrality To War

  • Francis Ferdinand's death

    Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife sophie were going on what they thought was a simple vaycation to relax. But when on their trip they were assasinated by Sarajevo. Sophie first then Francis.
  • Allies. Germany and Austria

    Germany and Austria - Hungary become allies
  • over confidence

    Confident with Germany's support, Austria-Hungary sent a harsh ultimatum to Serbia demanding their total cooperation in an investigation into the assignation of Archduke Francis Ferdinand.
  • Austria-Hungary VS. Serbia

    when Serbia did not agree to all of the demands, Austria – Hungary declared war with Serbia
  • Germany VS. France

    Germany declares war on France
  • Britain VS. Germany

    Britain declares war on Germany
  • Battle of Tannenberg

    Battle of Tannenberg, which Russia loses; Germany's greatest success of the war on Eastern Front
  • Germany VS Britain

    First German air raid on Britain
  • Japan's Demands

    Japan's 21 demands on China
  • German U-Boat attacks

    German U-boat attacks on Allied and neutral shipping; declares blockade of Britain
  • Poison gas

    First use of poison gas by Germany starts Second Battle of Ypres
  • Secret treaty of london

    France, Russia, Italy and Britain conclude secret Treaty of London
  • Lusitania

    U-boat sinks British liner Lusitania with the loss of American lives, creating a US-German diplomatic crisis
  • Battle of Champagne

    Second Battle of Champagne begins
  • German VS. Verdun

    German attacks Verdun in the longest battle of the war, ultimately defended by the French at great cost to both sides. This war lasts from February 21 - December 18
  • Telegram

    Zimmermann Telegram is passed to the US by Britain, detailing alleged German proposal of an alliance with Mexico against the US
  • War on Germany

    US President Woodrow Wilson's war cabinet votes unanimously in favour of declaring war on Germany
  • Sussex

    French passenger ship, Sussex, torpedoed. the Sussex was built in 1896 for the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway. The Sussex became the focus of an international incident when she was severely damaged by a torpedo from a German U-Boat.
  • Battle of Jutland

    Battle of Jutland, the biggest naval battle in history, This Battle ends ultimatly without a clear victor walking away. The battle last from May 31st to June 1st.
  • Italy VS. Germany

    Italy declares war on Germany
  • Statements of war

    US President Woodrow Wilson requests statements of war objectives from warring nations in peace note .
  • Peace Objectives

    Allies state peace objectives in response to US President Woodrow Wilson's December 1916 peace note.
  • Black Day

    Haig directs start of successful Amiens offensive, forcing all German troops back to the Hindenburg Line; Ludendorff calls it a "black day" for German army
  • War with Austrie-Hungary

    US declares war on Austria-Hungary.
  • Germany pushing forward

    Germany launches Spring push, eventually mounting five major offensives against Allied forces, starting with the Battle of Picardy against the British
  • Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles drafted and signed