World War 1

  • The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

    The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
    The Archeduke and his wife were killed by a group called the Black hand. They provided the weapons to the Serbian student, Gavrilo Princip, who killed the couple while their car was stoped at a corner.
  • Austria declared war on Serbia

    Austria declared war on Serbia
    Austrain government blamed Serbia for the death of their heir to the throne and declared war on them. Germany backed up Austria and offered her support while Russia and France went to Serbia's side.
  • Decleration of War

    Decleration of War
    Germany declared war on Russia and on August 3 they declared war on France.
    German troops began invading neutral Belgium and refused to stop.
    Britain declared war on Germany August 4.
  • Japan declared war on Germany

    Japan declared war on Germany
    Because of her alliance with Britain signed in 1902, Japan declares war on Germany.
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    Battle of Tannenberg

    The Russian Secondary army marched into Prussia, but it was hard for the Russian men to recieve their supplies. The Germans used the railroad to surround the Russians. The battle was a big loss for the Russians with thousands of men killed and 125,000 taken prisoner.
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    Battle of Masurian Lakes

    The Germans now attacked the Russian's First army. They were unable to defeat the army completely, over 100,000 Russians were taken prisoner.
  • Turkey enters the war

    Turkey enters the war
    Turkey entered on the central powers side and helped the German naval bombardment of Russia.
    Russia, Britain, and France later declares war on Turkey on November 2 for this help.
  • War update

    War update
    Advances through Belgium to France did work the way the German’s would have liked. The Belgians destroyed railways to slow the delivery of supplies to the German troops. Many French soldiers died in the attempt to stop Germany from invading into France. They were eventually stopped at the Battle of Marne. A large number of British soldiers were killed at the first battle of Yerpes. It became obvious that the war was not going to be over soon.
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    The Second Battle of Ypres

    This was the fist battle in which poison gas was used The gas, fired by the Germans claimed many British casualties.
    It was made up of four batles. These include the Battle of Gravenstafel, the Battle of Saint Julien, the Battle of Frezenberg, and the Battle of Bellewaarde.
  • The Lusitania is sunk

    The Lusitania is sunk
    American citizens were furious at the Germans for sinking this ship because there were many American passengers on board. The ship was sank by a U-boat. The Germans had a U-boat campaign.
  • Italy enters the war

    Italy enters the war
    Italy enters on the side of the Allies
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    Battle of Verdun

    Th Germans attacked the Frence trying to "bleed the French dry". This was the longerst battle of the war. It ended with no clear winner and great losses on both sides. The Germans losing 430,000 men and the French 540,000.
  • Zeppelins

    Germans began using these air ships more often. They wer first introduced to war in December of 1914. These ships were used to attack London while smaller ballons attacked the Western Front.
  • Romania enter the war

    Romania enter the war
    She entered on the side of the Allies. But within a few months it was taken over by Germans and Austrians.
  • The Battle of Jetland

    The Battle of Jetland
    This was the only truly large-scale naval battle of the war. German forces, confined to port by a British naval blockade, came out in the hope of splitting the British fleet and destroying it ship by ship. However, the British admiral, Beatty, aware that the German tactics were the same as those used by Nelson at Trafalgar, sent a smaller force to lure the German's into the range of Admiral Jellicoe's main fleet. Although Beatty's idea worked, the exchange of fire was brief and the German's with
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    Battle of Somme

    This battle also did not have a clear winner. 60,000 British men were killed or seriously wounded on the first day, and Field Marshall Douglas Haig ordered that they continue to fight. This was the first battle in which tanks were used.
  • First Aeroplane raid

    First Aeroplane raid
    The Germans air raid on London, They hoped that the British air force would pull back from it's attacks to protect their home.
  • German U-boat campaign

    German U-boat campaign
    In early 1917 The Germans began to step up their U-boat campaign. All allied or neutral ships were to be sunk on sight and in one month almost a million tons of shipping was sunk. Neutral countries became afraid to ship goods to Britain and Lloyd George ordered all ships carrying supplies to Britain to be given a convoy.
  • USA declares war on Germany

    USA declares war on Germany
    The US declares war in responce to the sinking of American ships by German U-boats.
  • Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

    Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
    Germany and Russia signed an Armistice. Accourding to the terms of the treaty Russia had to surrender Poland, the Ukraine and other regions. They had to stop all Socialist propaganda directed at Germany and pay 300 million roubles for the repatriation of Russian prisoners.
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    Battle of Amiens

    Haig, the British general ordered the attack of the German sector at Amiens. Around this time they also learned that the allies had broken through from Salonika and forced Bulgaria to sue for peace.
  • Allies retake France and Belgium

    Allies retake France and Belgium
    By mid October almost all of the German-occupied parts of France and Belgium had been taken by the Allies
  • the armistice treaty allowed the allies access to the Dardenelles

    the armistice treaty allowed the allies access to the Dardenelles
    Allies drove back the Turkish army. Turks were forced to ask for an armistice. The armistice treaty allowed the allies access to the Dardenelles.
  • The collapse of the Hindenberg line

    The collapse of the Hindenberg line
    By early november the allies had pushed the Germans back behind the Hindenberg line.
  • Armistice is signed

    Armistice is signed
    At 11 am the armistice was signed. This finally ended the war!