World War 1

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  • Start of the War

    Start of the War
    It was a Global War centered in Europe, it was predominantely called the World War or the Great War. It involved all the worlds great powers, which were assembled into opposing alliances. World War I was started by Serbia when they assassinated (through their secret organisations) the Crown Prince Franz Ferdinand.
  • Assasination of Franz Ferdinand

    Assasination of Franz Ferdinand
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, and his wife, had decided to inspect Austro-Hungarian troops in Bosnia. The date chosen for the inspection was a national day in Bosnia. The Black Hand supplied a group of students with weapons for an assassination attempt to mark the occasion.
    A Serbian nationalist student, Gavrilo Princip, assassinated the Austrian Archduke Ferdinand and his wife, when their open car stopped at a corner on its way out of the town.
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    World War 1

  • Western Front

    Western Front
    Following the outbreak of World War I in 1914, the German Army opened the Western Front by first invading Luxembourg and Belgium, then gaining military control of important industrial regions in France. The tide of the advance was dramatically turned with the Battle of the Marne.
  • Australia Take German New Guinea

    Australia Take German New Guinea
    German New Guinea was the first part of the German colonial empire. It was a protectorate from 1884 until 1914 when it fell to Australian forces following the outbreak of the First World War. It consisted of the northeastern part of New Guinea and several nearby island groups.
  • First Battle of the Marne

    First Battle of the Marne
    This battle was fought along the Marne River near Paris, France.It resulted in an Allied victory against the German Army under Chief of Staff Helmuth von Moltke the Younger. The battle effectively ended the month long German offensive that opened the war and had reached the outskirts of Paris. This battle only lasted 7 days.
  • Battle of Ypres

    Battle of Ypres
    The first battle of Ypres, also called the first battle of flanders was fought in Ypres which is located in western Belgium. The French the Belgians and the British joined forces and became one to overcome the inexperienced German army, which were trying to take control of the English Channel. After 34 days of fighting the allies had defeated the germans. 1,500 german lives were taken and 600 of them were taken as prisoners.
  • Raid on the Suez Canal

    Raid on the Suez Canal
    The Raid on Suez Canal also known as Actions on the Suez Canal, took place between 26 January and 4 February, 1915 after a German led Ottoman Army force advanced from Southern Palestine to attack the Suez Canal to begin the defence by the British Empire of the Suez Canal and the Sinai and Palestine Campaign of World War I.The Ottoman raid ended in failure.
  • Second Battle of Ypres

    Second Battle of Ypres
    The second Battle of Ypres was fought for the control of the strategic Flemish town Ypres in western Belgium. it marked the first time that Germany used poison gas. The battle ended on the 25th of may.
  • Beggining of Gallipoli Campain

    Beggining of Gallipoli Campain
    The Gallipoli Campain was fought on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Ottoman Empire (now Turkey). A joint British and French operation was mounted to capture the Ottoman capital of Constantinople and secure a sea route to Russia.The campaign was the first major battle undertaken in the war by Australia and New Zealand, and is often considered to mark the birth of national consciousness in both of these countries. Anzac Day, 25 April, is celebrated every year to remember the casualties.
  • Landing at Anzac Cove

    Landing at Anzac Cove
    The landing at Anzac Cove was part of the amphibious invasion of the Gallipoli Peninsula mostly Australian and New Zealand forces on 25 April 1915.The purpose of the invasion was to overtake the Ottoman forts that controlled the passage of the Dardanelles straits
  • Early Battles of Gallipoli

    Early Battles of Gallipoli
    On the 27th of april 1915, Mustafa Kemal's launched an attack to push the Anzacs back towards the beach. With the support of naval gunfire, the Ottomans were held off throughout the night.
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Sinking of the Lusitania
    The Lusitania was sunk by a German U-Boat. The main impact of the Sinking of the Lustiania was that it enraged Americans and hastened the United States' entrance into World War I.
  • The Ottoman Launch a big attack

    The Ottoman Launch a big attack
    The Ottomans launched a major assault at Anzac on 19 May—42,000 Ottomans attacked 17,000 Australians and New Zealanders. When it was over the Ottomans recieved 13,000 casualties to only the 600 for Australia.
  • The final British attempt to resuscitate the offensive

    The final British attempt to resuscitate the offensive
    The final British attempt to resuscitate the offensive came on 21 August with attacks at Scimitar Hill and Hill 60. Control of these hills would have united the Anzac and Suvla fronts but neither attack succeeded.
  • First Battle of the Marne

    First Battle of the Marne
    This Battle was fought alongside the Marne River near Paris, France. It resulted in an Allied victory against the German Army under Chief of Staff Helmuth von Moltke the Younger. The battle effectively ended the month long German offensive that opened the war and had reached the outskirts of Paris. The batle ended on the 12th and only went for 7 days.
  • Battle of Loos

    Battle of Loos
    The Battle of Loos was one of the major British offensives on the Western Front in 1915. It marked the first time the British used poison gas during the war, and is also famous for the fact that it witnessed the first large-scale use of 'new' or Kitchener's Army units.
  • Evactuation of Galipolli disscused

    Evactuation of Galipolli disscused
    The evacuation of Gallipoli was disscused but Hamilton resisted the suggestion, fearing the damage to British prestige. He was dismissed as commander shortly afterwards and replaced by Lieutenant General Sir Charles Monro.
  • The last Anzacs depart Gallipoli

    The last Anzacs depart Gallipoli
    The evacuation was actaully one of the greatest alied succeses during the campaign. they were able to prevent the Ottomans from their departure
  • End of the Gallipoli Campaign

    End of the Gallipoli Campaign
    The campaign was considered one of the greatest victories of the Turks and was reflected on as a major failure by the Allies.
  • The Battle of Verdun

    The Battle of Verdun
    The Battle of Verdun is considered one of the greatest and lengthiest battle in world history. Never before or since has there been such a lengthy battle, involving so many men, situated on such a tiny piece of land. The battle, which lasted from 21 February 1916 until 19 December 1916 caused over an estimated 700,000 casualties (dead, wounded and missing).
  • The Battle of the Somme

    The Battle of the Somme
    The Battle of the Somme started in July 1st 1916. It lasted until November 1916. For many people, the Battle of the Somme was the battle that symbolised the horrors of warfare in World War One. The battle was fought between Germany and a whole array of countries.
  • Battle of Fromelles

    Battle of Fromelles
    This was one of the first main battles fought by Australian troops on the western front. They were against a strong German position known as the Sugar Loaf salient, the attack was intended primarily as a feint to draw German troops away from the Somme offensive then being pursued further to the south. The 5th Australian Division suffered 5,533 casualties. The germans hardly lost any troops, therefore it had no real effect on The Battle of Somme.
  • Battle of Vimy Ridge

    Battle of Vimy Ridge
    The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought in Vimy, Pas-de-Calais, France.The main combatants were the Canadian Corps against t the German Army. The battle, which took place from 9 to 12 April 1917, was part of the opening phase of the British-led Battle of Arras, a diversionary attack for the French Nivelle Offensive.
  • Battle of Passchendaele

    Battle of Passchendaele
    The Battle of Passchendaele is officialy known as the third battle of Ypres. This battle was fought by the British and their allies against the German Empire. The battle was well known for the amount of casualties, but it was also known for its amount of mud.
    It finally ended on the 6th of November.
  • End of World War 1

    End of World War 1
    Germany signed an armistice with the Allies which officialy ended World War 1.
  • Treaty of Versailles signed

    Treaty of Versailles signed
    The Treaty of Versailles was one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. It was signed on 28 June 1919, exactly five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
  • League of Nations was formed

    League of Nations was formed
    The League of Nations was formed just after the end of WWI. The League of Nations task was simple, to ensure that the world never broke out again. The League lasted for 27 years and it was replaced with The United Nations (UN)