Unit 7 WWI Timeline

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In History
  • Bomber Planes (HowStuffWorks, 2019)

    Bomber Planes (HowStuffWorks, 2019)
    The first bomber plane that was made was in 1914 when the war just started. The Gotha G.V was one of Germany's long range heavy bombers. They used this plane in 1915 that were successful in the Eastern and Western fronts. These planes were build like classic planes but modified for WWI.
  • Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand (Greenspan, 2014)

    Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand (Greenspan, 2014)
    Ferdinand married a woman who came from a Czech noble family that did not formally reign dynasty of Europe. Ferdinand's wife was a victim of many petty slights. Later then, the Young Bosnians, a secret group of peasant students planned to assassinate Ferdinand. The Young Bisnuans met with the Black Hand a terrorist group and smuggled weapons over the border. On June 23 Ferdinand and his wife departed having multiple warnings to cancel the trip. On June 28, Ferdinand and his wife were killed.
  • Gas Grenades (HowStuffWorks, 2019)

    Gas Grenades (HowStuffWorks, 2019)
    During the war there was a grenade nick named "Mustard Gas" this grenade was a gas grenade. The gas grenade was used in the trenches and were thrown at enemies to clear large sections of soldiers. The gas grenade kills its victims by burning the throat and causes their death by asphyxiation. The first time Germany used this grenade was in 1917 and they had injured/killed more than 100,000 men and civilians.
  • Fighter Planes (Ducksters Educational Site)

    Fighter Planes (Ducksters Educational Site)
    The fighter planes were made during 1915. The Bristol F.2 fighter was a 2 seat fighter plane. The plane was mounter with two guns one on the front and one on the rear. This plane was used to take out single seat plane scouts and do a light bombing throughout the war. At first the engine of this plane did not do well so they had added different engines to support this plane during the war.
  • Lusitania Sinks (McDermott, 2018)

    Lusitania Sinks (McDermott, 2018)
    Lusitania was launched in 1906 and was used to transport passengers. After World War I was started it was still used as a passenger ship but was secretly modified for war. Germany was now aiming their targets at merchant or passenger ships. In May, ads were being placed that the Americans and Germany were at war. On May 7, 1915, six days after leaving for Liverpool Lusitania got shot by a German U-boat submarine and sunk within 20 minutes. This event lead to the U.S getting ready for the war.
  • Heavy Tanks (Budanovic, 2017)

    Heavy Tanks (Budanovic, 2017)
    In 1917, heavy tanks were introduced to WWI. During this time the Germans started to produce the A7V which was the first tank in German tank in history. Although the tank had many flaws the Germans kept pursuing to improve the tank. The tanks were armed with 77mm guns with 7 guns and had a crew of 27 people. The tanks armor was also only 30mm thick.
  • Light Tanks (Military Weapons)

    Light Tanks (Military Weapons)
    Light tanks were also introduced to WWI. The FT-17 is a light tank that was used by the French. This tank compared to the Heavy Tank was better in mobility and road speed. This tank was only able to hold a crew of two people a driver and a gunner. The guns were a 37mm cannon and two 7.62mm anti-infantry guns for self defense.
  • Zimmermann Note (National Archives and Records Administration)

    Zimmermann Note (National Archives and Records Administration)
    British cryptographers deciphered a telegram from German foreign Minister Arthur Zimmermann to the German Minister to Mexico, Von Eckhardt. The message helped draw the U.S into the war and changed the course of history.
  • U.S Enters the War (U.S Entered World War I)

    U.S Enters the War (U.S Entered World War I)
    On April 6, 1917, the U.S joined its allies in WWI. Although they have joined the war many Americans did not want the U.S to be part of the war. After joining two million American soldiers fought on the battlegrounds of France.
  • Russia Withdraws from the War (Russia Quits the War)

    Russia Withdraws from the War (Russia Quits the War)
    While participating in WWI Russia had many downfalls. First they had many casualties from the war and also had an ongoing revolution which weakened their government and army. Later during March 3, 1918, Russia had withdrew from the war. Although they withdrew they still had many hardships where they were always in civil war.
  • Battle of Chateau-Thierry (Battle of Chateau-Thierry)

    Battle of Chateau-Thierry (Battle of Chateau-Thierry)
    For this battle the French was ready and prepared for the Germans to attack. During the battle there was many hardships. On July 18 a support team was sent to the offensive. The Americans hurried into the German lines with little information and intelligence. The Americans took many casualties and then the battle ended.
  • Armistice (Kiger, 2018)

    Armistice (Kiger, 2018)
    On November 11, on the 11th hour, all the fighting had gone silent. Nobody celebrated but knew what the silence meant. One of the world's bloodiest battles has come to an end. Although the war had ended it ended in an armistice where both sides of the war agree to stop fighting rather than surrender. In the end, Germany was put on the spot for starting the war so they paid the most. This event had paved the way for countries to rebuild and get ready for another war.
  • Treaty of Versailles Signed (Editors of Encyclopedia, 2019)

    Treaty of Versailles Signed (Editors of Encyclopedia, 2019)
    The Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. The Treaty was signed and all the fighting was put to an end. All the countries that participated in WWI had signed the Treaty saying that all the fighting will come to an end and Germany has to pay for the all damage done to the civilian population of the allies and their properties.
  • First Meeting of the League of Nations (A&E Television Networks, 2010)

    First Meeting of the League of Nations (A&E Television Networks, 2010)
    On January 16, 1920, the League of Nations held their first meeting. The League of Nations formally comes into the Covenant of the League of Nations, ratified by 42 Nations finally takes its effect.
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    Balkan Wars (News Articles RSS)

    The Balkan wars where two successive military conflicts that deprived the Ottoman Empire of almost all of their remaining territory in Europe. The first war was between the Balkan League and the Ottoman Empire. The second war was when Greece formed an alliance against Bulgaria.
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    WW1 Begins (Ducksters Educational Site)

    WWI started after the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and lasted till 1918. During WWI many countries had fought. This turned out to be the world's biggest war. Because of the new technology for the military and the horrors of trench warfare, WWI saw unprecedented levels of carnage and destruction.
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    Battle of Gallipoli (History.com Editors, 2009)

    The Battle of Gallipoli was an unsuccessful attempt by the Allied Powers to control to control the sea route from Europe to Russia. At first there was a failed naval attack from the the French and British ships. Then went to a land invasion on the 25th. With both attacks they had little intelligence.
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    Battle of Verdun (Bidou, 2019)

    This war was one of the longest and bloodiest battes in WWI. The French lost about 400,000 troops and the Germans were about 350,000 casualties. Most of the battle was mainly offensive operations. This battle was fought because it threatened the main German communication line.
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    Battle of Somme (History.com Editors, 2009)

    The Battle of Somme became one of the most bitter and costly battles in WWI. In the beginning the battle started as an allied offensive against the German forces. The British suffered more than 57,000 casualties in this battle. For the British this was the the most disastrous day in their military history.
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    Russian Revolution (Ducksters Educational Site)

    The Russian revolution was took place in March 1917 till November 1917. During this revolution peasants and working class people revolted against the government of Tsar Nicholas II. They were led by Vladimir Lenin and a group of other revolutionary groups. In the end they got a new communist government.
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    Battle of Argonne (The Editors of Encyclopedia of Britannica, 2018)

    The Battle of Argonne was a one joint operation. During this battle they had the Americans and the French had surprise attacks against the Germans. Later into the battle the Germans recognized that they were outflanked and retreated to avoid capture. In the end, the Germans were cleared out of Argonne.