World War 1

  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the heir to the Austro- Hungarian throne. He was assassinated with his wife by Gravilo Princip, who was a member of a Serbian gang. The short term affects that this led to is World War 1 and the long term affects are that there are lots and lots of people who died and had to live without a family member for a long time. This affected the outcome of the war because it is believed to have started the war in the first place.
  • Germany invades Belgium and Britain declares wars on Germany

    This day marks the start of the war for Britain. The Germans invade neutral Belgium to outflank th French. Britain protests the violation of Belgium's neutrality and the German Chancellor replies by saying that the treaty is just a 'Chiffon de papier'( a scrap of paper), so Britain declares war on Germany. This affected many people in England. Lots of people died and were badly injured because of this event. Also many people lost a family member. It introduced a few more countries to the war.
  • The Second battle of Ypres

    This battle ended on May 25th 1915 and was the first time that gas is used as a weapon by the Germans. The battle is split up into four battles. It affected many people, because they were blinded, injured or killed. This new weapon was used a lot in the rest of WW1 and is sometimes still used today, although in a much more advanced way. This affected the outcome of the war, because it was the start of gas being used in battles.
  • Battle of the Somme

    The Battle of the Somme lasted till November 18th 1916. It lasted for and a half months. It is believed that the first day of this battle was the bloodiest in the history of the British Army with 57,470 casulties, 19,240 of which were killed or died from wounds. There were lots of seperate battle during the Battle of the Somme, too many to name. In the end though it ended in stalemate. Lots of peoplewere injured and died and it was one of the biggest battles in WW1. It gained land for both sides
  • Battle of Flers- Courlette

    The Battle of Flers- Courlette was the third and final offensive of the Battle Somme. This was a major battle, because it is the first time that armoured tanks are used by the British for the first time in history. It was one week long and also ended in stalemate. This affected many people, because it caused lots of injuries and death. This event affected the outcome of the war greatly, because it is the first time tanks are used and tanks played a big part in the rest of the war.
  • End of World War 1

    At 6 am Germans sign the Armistice of Compiengne. The fighting stops at 11 am. This affected people all over the world because it is the end of the war and this made lots of people happy even if they had lost somebody close to them in the war. This is the end of ther war so it did not really affect the outcome of the war.