Key Moments of World War One

  • Austrain-Hungarian Empire declares war on Serbia

    Austrain-Hungarian Empire declares war on Serbia
    In retaliation to the Assassination of Arduke Ferdinand, the Austrain-Hungarian Empire declares war on Serbia
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    The First World War

    The First World War between the allied Powers and Central Battle. Famous for being fought in the trenches
  • Archduke Ferdinand Assassinated

    Archduke Ferdinand Assassinated
    While visiting Sarajevo (capital of current day Bosnia and Herzegovina), Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrain-Hungarian throne, is assassinated along with is wife by Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip
  • Germany declares war on Russia

    Germany declares war on Russia
    As an act of support to the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, Germany declares War on Russia
  • Germany Declares War on France and Belgium

    Germany Declares War on France and Belgium
    To be able to execute Schlieffen plan Germany invades Belgium to be able to go to war with France as the plan is only designed to work if Germany was at war with France and Russia at the same time
  • United Kingdom Gets Involved

    United Kingdom Gets Involved
    As soon as word gets to Britain about the German invasion on Belgium, the United Kingdom declares war on Germany.
  • More war declared

    More war declared
    Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia and Serbia declares war on Germany, ending the war decaring stage of the era......for a while
  • Battle of Tannenburg

    Battle of Tannenburg
    Germany defeats Russia in the first battle of World War 1, the Battle of Tannenburg. 182,000 total casualties
  • Germans Halted

    Germans Halted
    -The Allied forces stop the German advancement on Paris in the First Battle of the Marne.
    -French casualties totalled 250,000 men, 80,000 killed
    -British casualties were 13,000 men, 1,700 killed
    -Germans suffered 250,000 casualties
    -No Future battle on the Western Front would average so many casualties per day
  • Christtmas Truce

    Christtmas Truce
    The unofficial ChristmasTruce between the Central Powers and Allies across the Western Front.
    A Football match occured between the two armies near Ypres
    another occured between the Lancashire Fusiliers, based near Le Touquet on the northern French coast, played a match against German soldiers using a ration tin as the "ball"
  • Second Battle of Ypres

    Second Battle of Ypres
    -The Second Battle of Ypres begins. This battle was the first battle that the Germans used Poison gas
    -German casualties 34,933
    -British casualties 59,275
    -French casualties 21,973
    -Canada casualties 9,033 about 4,060 men were killed
  • Gallipoli

    --Australian Troops land in Gallipoli, after a failed stealth attempt.
    --Allies casualties : Dead 56,707...... Wounded 123,598..... Missing & POW 7,654..... Total 187,959
    --Ottoman Empire - Dead 56,643... Wounded 107,007....Missing & POW 11,178....Total 174,828
  • Lusitania Sunk

    Lusitania Sunk
    --The sinking of the RMS Lusitania happened 11 miles off the coast of Ireland. The sinking turned many public opinions of the Germans and contributed to Americas entry into the war.
    ---1,198 dead, 761 survivors
  • Italy Declares War

    Italy Declares War
    Italy declares war on Germany and the Austrian - Hungarian Empire after the Allies offer Italy their national dream; more teritory.
  • Evacuation of Gallipoli

    Evacuation of Gallipoli
    -After failing to defeat the Ottomans at Anzac Cove. The Allies organise a evacuation under the cover of darkness. -3 casualties
  • Battle of Verdun

    Battle of Verdun
    -The Battle of Verdun occured in North-East France between the Germans and French armies. This battle turned out to be the bloodiest and longest battle of WW1.
    - French Casualties -- 315,000–542,000, est.156,000 killed
    -German Cassualties -- 281,000–434,000 est. 143,000 killed
  • Battle of Jutland

    Battle of Jutland
    -Fought between Allied and German Navys
    -Largest Navel Battle in the War
    -Both Sides Claimed Victory
    -Allied Casualties -- 6,094 killed, 674 wounded, 177 captured
    -Allied Ship Losses ---3 battlecruisers, 3 armoured cruisers, 8 destroyers
    -German Casualties ---2,551 killed, 507 wounded
    -German Ship Losses ---1 battlecruiser, 1 pre-dreadnought, 4 light cruisers, 5 torpedo-boats
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    Battle of the Somme (Australias Involvement)

    -Fought Between the British Empire-France and Germany
    -British Empire-French Victory
    - the ANZAC role in the Somme was actually to provide a distraction n Fromelles, a bloody battle in which 5,000 ANZAC troops died and lasted les then 24 hours
    -Reason for the Battle of the Somme was to force the Germans away from Verdun where the French were taking heavy losses.
    - Nature of Warfare: Trench Warfare
    -Result - British Empire-French Victory
    Effect: 620,000 Allied Cas. 500,000 German Cas
  • Lloyd George becomes PM of England

    Lloyd George becomes PM of England
    Lloyd George replaces Winston Churchill as the Prime Minister of England
  • Germany Reaches to Mexico

    Germany Reaches to Mexico
    Germany sends the secret Zimmerman telegram to Mexico in and effort to entice them into joining the war. Britain intercept the message and decodes it, ruining the German plan

    The United States declares war on Germany after the Germans renew their unrestricted U-Boating and taking 15 American lives as a result.
  • Nivelle Offence

    Nivelle Offence
    The French Army launch a major offence along a 25-mile front south of the Hindenburg Line. The offenve promised a breakthrough with in 24 hours and was created and coordinated by French Commander-in-Chief, Robert Nivelle. The offence was poorly coordinated and was completely unsuccessful.
    - Allied Casualties -- 187,000 including 29,000 killed and 4,000 captured, 118 tank losses
    - German Casualties -- 163,000 including 15,000–20,780 prisoners
  • Britain Attack

    Britain Attack
    Britain Launch a Major offence on the western front and capture Passchendaele.
  • Armistance

    Germany sign an armistance with Russias newly appointed government. As a result Germany no have 44 divisions avalible for the spring offence on the western front
  • Germans Launch Spring Offence

    Germans Launch Spring Offence
    The Spring offence was a series of German attacks dessigned to deafeat the Allies before the brute force of the American Army arrived. Germany had the advantage in number after Russias surrender and gained a quick advantage, but they struggled to move supplies fast enough and with the soilders unable to sustain themselves they soon retreated
    Allied Casualties -- 418,374 British, 433,000 French, 5,000 Italians, 7,000+ Portuguese
    German Casualties -- 688,341
  • R.A.F

    The Royal Air Force is Formed
  • Allied Success

    Allied Success
    The advancement made by the Allied Forces is successful forcing the Germans into retreat towards Berlin
  • Battle of Magiddo

    Battle of Magiddo
    The Ottoman Empire Falls at the Battle of Magiddo and surrenders to the Allied Forces.
    Allied Casualties -- 782 killed, 382 missing, 4,179 wounded
    Ottoman Casualties -- Destruction or surrender of Ottoman forces
    – only 6,000 escaped or capture
  • Austria - Hungarian Empire Surrenders

    Austria - Hungarian Empire Surrenders
    The Austrain - Hungarian Empire signs armistice and begins to withdraw forces.
  • Kaiser Flees

    Kaiser Flees
    Kaiser Wilhelm II flees Germany. German delagation starts formal amistance negotiations
  • War Over

    War Over
    Germany signs the armistance with the Allies, officially ending World War One at 11:11 on the 11/11