World War 1

  • The Start Up

    The assanination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28th, 1914, was the spark that ignited a giant blaze. This little event caused the hugest war in the world.
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    World War 1

  • Alliances in War

    On July 28th, Austria rejected Serbia's offer and declared war. That same day, Serbia's ally, Russia, took action. Russian leaders ordered mobilization of troops toward the Austrian border.
  • Schlieffen Plan

    Schlieffen had called for atttacking France and then Russia. A large part of the German army would go west to defeat France and the come back to fight Russia in the east.
  • Blood Battle along Western Front

    Germany thought they were going to wipe out France, but instead it turned into a bloody stalemate along the battefields of France. This region in Northern France became known as the Western Front
  • Russia invades Germany from East

    In the east, Russian forces invade Germany which means they have to fight a war on both fronts.
  • A War in the Trenches

    The opposing armies along western front dug trenches in the ground to protect themselves from enemy fire.
  • Major Battle on Western Front

    The Germans launched a massive attack on the French and both sides lost over 300,000
  • The Battle Continues

    The British forces attacked the germans northwest of Verdun . In the first day of the battle , more than 20,000 British soldiers were killed. by the time the battle ended, each side had suffered over half a million causalties.
  • Submarine Strategy

    The German's annnounced that their submarines would sink any ship without warning in the water around Britain.
  • United States Enter the War

    President Wilson asked congress to declare war. The United Sates entered the war on the side of the allies.
  • Russia Withdraws from War

    Communist leader,Vladimir Ilyich Lenin siezed power and insisted on ending Russia's involvement in war.
  • Wilson's Plan for Peace

    President Wilson had drawn up a series of proposals. Known as the fourteen points, which was a plan for a long lasting peace.
  • Battle at Western Front

    The allies and the Germans go at it again for the second battle of the Marne.
  • The War Comes to an End

    On November 11th, World War 1 came to an end.
  • The Treaty of Versailles

    The allied powers and Germany signed a peace treaty on June 28th, 1919.