The Great World War I Timeline

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  • The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    The assassinationn of the heir to the throne Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria at Sarajevo in Yugoslavia
  • Austria declares war on Serbia

    Austria declares war on Serbia
    Austria-Hungary blames Serbia for the assassination and declares war on them
  • Germany takes Luxembourg

    Germany takes Luxembourg
    In the span of 3 days Germany occupies Luxembourg, invades Belgium and declares war on both France and Russia.
  • Britain prepares for war

    Britain prepares for war
    Britain announces that they are preparing for war.
  • Britain declares war on Germany

    Britain declares war on Germany
    Britain declares war on Germany
  • The First Battle of Marne

    The First Battle of Marne
    The first battle of WWI between France and Britain against Germany and took place at the Marne river near Paris, France resulting in a decisive Allied victory.
  • The First Battle of Ypres

    The First Battle of Ypres
    The first battle of Race to Sea campaign, France, Belgium and Britain against Germany which took place in Ypres, Belgium which to the Germans was a strategic point, the battle resulted in a Allied victory
  • The Commonwealth Crimes Act and War Precautions Act

    The Commonwealth Crimes Act and War Precautions Act were assented to, meaning that they were looked at and signed
  • The Second Battle of Ypres

    The Second Battle of Ypres
    The Second Battle of Ypres took place between the 21st of April 1915-25th May 1915 between the French, British and Belgium forces against the German forces. The battle ended in a stalemate but the Germans recieved heavier losses.
  • The start of the Gallipoli Campaign

    The start of the Gallipoli Campaign
    The Beginning of the Gallipoli Campaign as this was the day the Allies landed at the beach. The Allied forces were in a stalemate on the Western front so a plan was made to attack at the Gallipoli Peninsula, a successful attack would allow them to have a backdoor to the Central Powers, forcing Axis troops to divert more troops to Gallipoli drawing attention away from the Western Front.
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Sinking of the Lusitania
    On May 7th 1915 the British ocean liner RMS Lusitania which ferried people and goods between the United States and the Great Britain, it was sunk by a torpedo from a German U-boat. Of the 1,959 people in board, 1,198 people died, this enraged the Americans and brought the United States into the war effort.
  • Battles in Turkey

    Battles in Turkey
    A series of battles began at Lone Pine, Sair Bair in Gallipoli and the un-mounted Australian horsemen were sent to their deaths by being sent into Turkish gunfire.
  • The Battle of Hill 60

    The Battle of Hill 60
    The last major assault during the Gallipoli Campaign, it coincided with the attack on Scimitar Hill, the battle lasted 8 days and resulted in a Allied defeat
  • Italy declares war on Turkey

    Italy declares war on Turkey
    Due to conflict, Italy declares war on Turkey
  • The Battle of Verdun

    The Battle of Verdun
    On Febuary 21st 1916 The Battle of Verdun began, over a million people died in the next six months
  • The Battle of Jutland

    The Battle of Jutland
    May 3rd 1916 the British re-established naval supremecy in the north sea after the Germans were defeated in the Battle of Jutland
  • The Battle of the Somme

    The Battle of the Somme
    On July 1st the battle of Somme began and was to last until December 18th, this campaign had at the time an unimaginable amount of bombardment by heavy artillery
  • Lloyd George becomes Prime Minister

    Lloyd George becomes Prime Minister
    After the resignation of the asquith cabinet, david Lloyd George became the new prime minister of Britain
  • US severes Diplomatic Ties with Germany

    US severes Diplomatic Ties with Germany
    On the February the 3rd Germany declared that it would sink any vessel transporting supplies to Britain, because of this America severs diplomatic ties with Germany.
  • Abtictation of Tsar Nicholas

    Abtictation of Tsar Nicholas
    The Tsar Nicholas the 2nd abdicates his throne as ruler of Russia
  • The First Battle of Gaza

    The First Battle of Gaza
    The First Battle of Gaza took place in Gaza, Palestine and was fought between the British and Ottoman Empire, due to reinforcements the battle was a Ottoman victory.
  • US declares war on Germany

    US declares war on Germany
    The United States declares war on Germany, losing its status as neutral
  • The Battle of Arras

    The Battle of Arras
    The Battle of Arras was a British Offensive against the German Empire which took place at the French city of Arras between April 9th - May 16th 1917, resulted in a stalemate but was a British tactical victory
  • The Third Battle of Ypres

    The Third Battle of Ypres
    The Third Battle of Yrpes or the Battle of Passchendaele took place between the 31st of July - 10th of November 1917, the goal was for the British to take control of ridges over looking Ypres, the battle resulted in a tactical and strategic victory for the Allies but did not achieve their goal
  • The Second Battle of Passchendaele

    The Second Battle of Passchendaele
    The Second Battle of Passchendaele took place at Ypres between the British and German Empire. The battle resulted in an Allied victory
  • The Battle of Beersheba

    The Battle of Beersheba
    The Battle of Beersheba took place in Beersheba, Southern Palestine and was fought between the British and ANZAC forces against the Ottoman Empire. The battle was a Allied victory
  • The British take Jerusalem

    The British take Jerusalem
    The British took Jerusalem in The Battle of Jerusalem from the Ottoman and German forces.
  • Treaty between Russia and Germany

    Treaty between Russia and Germany
    The treaty of brest-litovsk was signed by Russia and Germany, it was later signed by the general armistice in france, which declared the war over.
  • The Second Battle of the Marne

    The Second Battle of the Marne
    The Second Battle of the Marne river had the British, American, French and Italian forces against the German Empire. The Germans were extremely outnumbered and resulted in a decisive Allied victory.
  • The Second Battle of the Somme

    The Second Battle of the Somme
    The Second Battle of the Somme river between the British forces against the German Empire, the battle lasted several days and ended in a decisive Allied victory, the Germans suffered heavy losses
  • Armistice Negotiations Begin

    Armistice Negotiations Begin
    After Germany had suffered heavy losses and Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire calling it quits the Germans started negotiating with the Allies.
  • Mutiny of German Sailors at Kiel

    Mutiny of German Sailors at Kiel
    On October 28th Germany fate has been sealed, because of this the german naval crews located in kiel mutinied and refused to leave harbour, this concept began spreading to the other germans located in Hamburg, Lubeck and Bremen.
  • The Turkish Surrender!!!

    The Turkish Surrender!!!
    Due to heavy losses the Turkish surrender to the Allies.
  • The WAR IS OVER!!!

    The WAR IS OVER!!!
    After negotiations with the Allies the Germans finally came to an agreement to end the war in a railway car in the forests of France.
  • Abtictation of Kaiser Wilhelm II

    Abtictation of Kaiser Wilhelm II
    On the November 9th 1918 the Kaiser Wilhelm the second gives up the throne, Germany becomes a provisional republic.