Will WW1

  • Assassination

    Assassination
    Fanz Ferdinand, the heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire was shot by Gavrilo Princip on this fateful day. He had been visting Sarajevo with his wife when they both were shot and died soon after.
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    World War 1

  • War declared

    War declared
    Autria-Hungary declared war against Serbia after the assasination. Austria-Hungary had sent harsh demands to Serbia, but Serbia refused and war was declared.
  • Russia mobilizes armed forces.

    Russia mobilizes armed forces.
    Russia was an ally to Serbia and knew that Germany was an ally of Austria-Hungary, and they knew that they would be entering the war.
  • Germany declares war on Russia

    Germany declares war on Russia
    Germany knew that Russia was an ally to Serbia, Germany declared war on Russia.
  • Germany declares war on France

    Germany declares war on France
    Germany also knowing that France was an ally to Russia then had to declare war on France.
  • Germany invades Belgium

    Germany invades Belgium
    Germany had to invade Belgium to get to Paris, France and expected to march right through. But, Belgium fought for an amazing three weeks, giving Britain and France time to mobilize.
  • Britain declares war on Germany.

    Britain declares war on Germany.
    Britain swore to protect Belgium so when Germany invaded Belgium Britiain declared war on Germany
  • Austria-Hungary delcares war on Russia

    Austria-Hungary delcares war on Russia
    Austria-Hungary, being an ally to Germany, declared war on Russia.
  • France and Britain declare war on Austria-Hungary

    France and Britain declare war on Austria-Hungary
    France and Britain knew Austria was an ally of Germany so thus they had to declare war on Austria-Hungary
  • Japan joins the war

    Japan joins the war
    Japan joined the ally forces and just like that, they were part of the war.
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    Battle of the Marne

    Germany invaded France and fought with France and Britain by the Marne River. This battle saved Paris from being invaded by Germany and boosted French morale. This battle introduced trench warfare, and this type of watfare was used a lot throughout the war.
  • The Ottoman Empire joins the war

    The Ottoman Empire joins the war
    The Ottoman empire entered the war and joined with Germany.
  • Germany blockades Britain

    Germany blockades Britain
    Germany told Britain and everyone else any ships leaving or entering British ports would be torpedoed. President Wilson told Germany they would be held responsible for any American deaths.
  • Deadly new warfare

    Deadly new warfare
    The Germans introduced posion gas into the weapons line up. Not only making it difficult to fight by killing or majorly injuring you, everyone had no choice but to wear gasmasks while fighting, making it more difficult to see or move.
  • Lustinia torpedoed

    Lustinia torpedoed
    A German ship torpedoed this passenger ship killing one-thousand people, one-hundred twenty-eight of them were Americans. President Wilson denounced Germany and still didn't join the war.
  • Italy joins the war

    Italy joins the war
    Italy joined the war and refused to honor its allience with Germany by joining the Allies.
  • First armored tank used in battle.

    First armored tank used in battle.
    The Germans used the first ever tank to fight their way through World War one.
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    Battle of Verdun

    This was the longest and most gruesome battles in the war. At first the Germans seemed to advancing but were forced back by French counterattacks. 750,000 lives were lost in this battle alone.
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    Battle of Somme

    This battle gained the Allies only seven miles. This battle was launched by France and Britain, not Germany. The casualties were also extremly high.
  • First submarine used

    First submarine used
    This was the first submarine ever used. Now people could travel almost undetected by enemy, unless the enemy had sonar gear.
  • Zimmermann telegram published

    Zimmermann telegram published
    A telegram from the German minister, Arthur Zimmermann, was intercepted by America. It was meant to go to ask Mexico to join the war on Germany's side and promised them their "stolen" land back.
  • Revolution in Russia

    Revolution in Russia
    The Russian people overthrew their monarchy government and established a temporary one that promised peace. Everyone was thinking this would help the Allies defeat Germany.
  • Wilson adresses congress

    Wilson adresses congress
    President Wilson adresses the idea of joining the war.
  • America joins war

    America joins war
    President Wilson convinced congress and America was officially in the war.
  • Selective Service Act passed.

    Selective Service Act passed.
    This was a draft for men to enter the war. In the end twenty-four million men had registered for this draft. But not all were actually sent into battle.
  • American troops land in France

    American troops land in France
    American forces landed in foreign French soil to start off their contribution to the war
  • Wilson reveals "Fourteen Points"

    Wilson reveals "Fourteen Points"
    President Wilson revealed his plan for peace called the "Fourteen Points" which seemed to be fair at the time.
  • Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

    Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
    Russia was taken over by Bolsheviks who wanted Russia out of the war. so Russia made this treaty handing over some land to Germany and withdrawing from the war.
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    Germany and Austria-Hungary's last great offensive

    This was their last big success in the war, because the Allies frew stronger and made sure they did no more major damage.
  • The AEF made it to the war

    The AEF made it to the war
    The AEF arrived to aided the Allies in fighting and winning the war. They were strong and very good at fighting, it really helped the Allies in the end.
  • Battle of Argon Forest

    Battle of Argon Forest
    This battle ragged for seven weeks and was difficult because the soliders fought in rain, mud, barbed wire, and fire from both sides weapons. Many lives were lost in this battle. But the Allies were able to push back Germany, endangering them of their country being invaded.
  • Germans suggest armistice

    Germans suggest armistice
    The Germans started to realize there was a very good possibility that they would lose the war, so they suggested an armistice to try to end it all.
  • WAR IS OVER!

    WAR IS OVER!
    Germany agreed with the armistice and the war was anounced over!
  • The Germans signed the armistice

    The Germans signed the armistice
    The Germans signed the armistice and the war ended. Everyone was glad the violent, cruel war was finally over. But for many, celebration did not follow because they had lost a loved one in the war.