Franz Ferdinand (heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian empire) was assassinated by Gavrilo Princip who was part of the Serbian terrorist group "Black Hand". Princip also shot the archduke's wife Sophia.
Austrai-Hungary presents Ultimatum to Serbia
Ultimatum is a final set of demands or terms backed by a threat.
Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia.
Austria-Hungary declare war on Serbia as a Serbian terrorist assassinated Franz Ferdinand and his wife.
World War 1
World War 1 started on the 28th of July and ended on the 11th of November.
Germany declares war on Russia
The Germans were allies with Austria-Hungary when they declared war on Serbia, both Russia and Germany had been mobilizing masses of troops near the border preparing for war. With Russia Getting ready to attack Austria-Hungary Germany declared war on Russia.
Australia offers support
The Australian Federal Government decided that in the event of war it would offer to Great Britain a military force of 20,000 men and place the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) under the control of the British Admiralty.
Britain declares war on Germany
Britain at the time had no alliances with Belgium however Germany competed with the royal navy for the title of most powerful navy, turning Britain against Germany.
Invading Gallipoli peninsula
The Royal navy failed to capture forts at Dardanelles. Winston Churchill made the decision to invade The Gallipoli peninsula, and the Anzac troops would take part.
British Submarine sunk
The British submarine E15 was driven ashore by a strong current while trying to pass through the Dardanelles. A Turkish shell destroying the submarines conning tower, killing the captain and six of the crew. On 19 April, a small British picket boat torpedoed and destroyed the E15.
The Anzacs appear in Gallipoli
The Anzacs arrived on the shores of Gallipoli 2:30am 25th of April and the Australians troops began landing at Gallipoli, the rest of the troops arrived throughout the day to fight for the allies.
The Gallipoli campaign
In 1914 Thousands of Australian men signed up to fight in the war and the first major fighting for these men was in what would come to be known as the failed Gallipoli Campaign in 1915.
First Victoria cross
The first Victoria Cross (VC) to be awarded at Anzac went to Lance-Corporal Walter Parker. He assisted the wounded in an isolated trench and, despite his own wounds, helped to evacuate the position he was a stretcher-bearer with the Royal Naval Division.
Italy declares war on Germany and Austria-Hungary
Italy declined the invitation to join alliances with Germany and Austria-Hungary because they were aggressors, so Italy declared war on Germany and Austria-Hungary.
Invading Gallipoli peninsula
The Turks asked for a truce so they could bury their dead in no man's land which was between the trenches.
Australia takes Turkish trench
Australia has successfully captured a Turkish Trench opposite the Tasmanian post.
During the nights of 3–5 August, an extra 20,000 soldiers of the British 13th Division were secretly brought ashore at Anzac for the proposed August offensive.
Detailed orders for an evacuation plan are issued
The allies evacuated Gallipoli
The Allied forces were evacuated after both sides had suffered heavy casualties and endured great hardships. The Allied casualties included 21,255 from the United Kingdom, an estimated 10,000 dead soldiers from France, 8,709 from Australia.
The end of the Gallipoli campaign
7,000 British soldiers were evacuated from Helles, bringing the three-week evacuation, and the Gallipoli campaign, to a close. With the campaign failed it left the failure of the campaign idea with Winston Churchill.
USA declare war on Germany
The US attacked Germany because if the Gernans were victorious the German U-boats would attack American shipping.
Major offensive launched against the Western front by Britain
Britain launched a major offensive on the Western Front and captured Passchendaele. This was also the third battle of Ypres.
The allies had successfully pushed the Turkish army back and the Turkish were forced to ask for an armistice.
The allies manage to get Austria-Hungary to evacuate
Kaiser Wilhem Abdicated
There was a revolution in Germany in November 1918 and the army did nothing to uphold the monarchy, so Kaiser Wilhelm II fled to the Netherlands and abdicated.
The end of World War 1
At 11 am, in the French town of Redonthes, the Armistice was signed bringing the war to an end.