World War 1 Timeline By Nathan Rajah.

  • Entente Cordiale

    Entente Cordiale
    The British decided to enter into an alliance with France that came to be known as Entente Cordiale. This alliance was against Germany in the war.
  • Moroccan Crisis

    Moroccan Crisis
    This is when Germany attempted to use Morocco's independence issues to cause tension between Frnace and Britain but this failed, furthermore the relationship that Germany had with France and Britain only aggravated as a result. This crisis has been named as one of the contributing factors to the beginning to WW1.
  • Moroccan Crisis ends.

    Moroccan Crisis ends.
    The Moroccan Crisis ending resulted in France gaining control over Morrocan affairs. It also showed that the Entente Cordiale was strong as Britain defended France in the crisis.
  • Triple Entente Cordiale

    Triple Entente Cordiale
    Britain also entered into an alliance with Russia that was already in alliance with France. This formed the Triple Entente which in turn became the core of the Allies during World War I.
  • Italo-Turkish War

    Italo-Turkish War
    This war was fought between the Ottoman and the Kingdom of Italy, as a result of this conflict, Italy captured the Ottoman Tripolitania Vilayet.
  • Balkan Wars

    Balkan Wars
    Serbia, Greece, Montenegro and Bulgaria formed the Balkan League, an alliance against the Ottoman Empire. The four states defeated the Empire in the first war and in the second, Bulgaria was defeated.
  • End of the Italo-Turkish War

    End of the Italo-Turkish War
    The war ends with a vistory by Italy which in turn leads to the Balkan Wars. The war cost Italy 1.3 billion dollars.
  • End of the Balkan Wars.

    End of the Balkan Wars.
    122,000 people were killed in action. This war was considered to be a major disaster in Turkey's history.
  • Franz Ferdinand

    Franz Ferdinand
    WW1 was triggered from the assassination of Archduke Franz ferdinand and his pregnant wife Sophie by a Serbian terrorist group.
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    World War 1

  • WW1

    WW1 also know as the First World War begins. It was a global war centered in Europe.
  • Austria declares war on Serbia.

    Austria declares war on Serbia.
    Because the assassination was commited by Serbs, Austria declares war on Serbia.
  • Russia announced mobilization of their army.

    Russia announced mobilization of their army.
    Russia called their army and France's army to mobilize. This act was one of the main causes of WW1.
  • Germany declares war on Russia.

    Germany declares war on Russia.
    Germany was honoring her alliance with Austria-Hungary. The Russian Empire was first to make a threatning step towards Germany.
  • Germany declares war on France.

    Germany declares war on France.
    Germany declared war on france due to the alliance they had with Russia. They then moved ahead with the long held strategy.
  • Great Britain declares war on Austria-Hungary

    Great Britain declares war on Austria-Hungary
    Great Britain gives Austria-Hungary an ultimatum to stand down, when they did not comply, Great Britain declares war.
  • Australia's first battle (Australian Campaign)

    Australia's first battle (Australian Campaign)
    The Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force was a group called upon by England to mobilise and aid in capturing a wireless stations in German New Guinea. There were approximately 2,000 men who volunteered. Landing at Rabaul 11th of September:
    The troops landed on the coast and proceeded inland to where they believed the radio station was situated. They were greated by a mix of German and Melanesian police where they were forced to fight their way to the radio station.
  • German Surrender (Australian Campaign)

    German Surrender (Australian Campaign)
    The show of Australian firepower was sufficient to start negotiations which led to terms being signed on the 17 of September and all military resistance ceased.
  • Gallipoli

    Gaining control over Dardanelles would re-establish communication with russia and release shipping locked in the Black Sea by Turkey.
  • Germany Sinks American Ship.

    Germany Sinks American Ship.
    On May 7, 1915 A Germany sinks a boat called the Lusitania there were several american passengers; leaving 128 dead or injured.
  • Gallipoli ends

    Gallipoli ends
    Australian casualties added up to 28,150. Even after the end, allied forces repeatedly attacked, trying to destroy enemy defenses.
  • Conscription introduced in Britain.

    Conscription introduced in Britain.
    Beginning of 1916, the law in Britain stated that each man had to serve in the military for a certain period of time. Britain was beginning to run out of volunteer soldiers.
  • Battle of the Somme.

    Battle of the Somme.
    The was an offensive battle by Britain and France against Germany. The purpose of this battle was to take back the part of France that had been invaded by the Germans and kill as many German soldiers as possible. It was one of the largest battles of WW1 with 1.5 million casualties.
  • Battle of Somme ends.

    Battle of Somme ends.
    British casualties on the first day were the worst in history. 57,470 people were injured and 19,250 were killed.
  • David Lloyd George becomes Prime Minister of Britain

    David Lloyd George becomes Prime Minister of Britain
    David Lloyd George was the first Welsh Prime Minister of Britain and would lead the country to victory during WW1
  • German Submarine Warfare

    German Submarine Warfare
    Germany adopted a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare in an attempt to starve Britain. They sunk up to a quarter of the ships entering.
  • Russian Revolution.

    Russian Revolution.
    Strikes broke out over Russia against Czar Nicholas 2. The revolution was mainly because of the heavy loss of life.
  • America enters WW1

    America enters WW1
    Up until this point, America had been an important supplier to Britain and other allied forces, but when German troops sank a British ship with Amercans on board the president had no choice but to fight.
  • Battle of Vimy Ridge.

    Battle of Vimy Ridge.
    The Canadian victory at Vimy was a defining moment for Canada where they earned the reputation for being formidable and effective because of their success.
  • End of Battle of Vimy Ridge.

    End of Battle of Vimy Ridge.
    Although this battle was successful for Canadian troops, they lost more than 10,000 men.
  • Republic of Germany.

    Republic of Germany.
    On November 9, 1918 Kaiser Wilhelm II stepped down from power and Germany declared itself a republic.
  • WW1 ends.

    WW1 ends.
    German's ran out of soldiers, food and war material. Not only this but support for the Germans was disappearing.
  • The Treaty of Versailles

    The Treaty of Versailles
    The official peace settlement which ended the state of war between Germany and the allied forces.
  • Australian troops in Germany.

    Australian troops in Germany.
    Australian troops remained in Germany up until 1921, were they then became a League of Nations Mandated Territory, which was given to Australia.