World War 1

  • Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand

    Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria- Hungary is assassinated by the terrorist Gavrilo Princip of Yugoslavia
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    Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia.

    On July 28, 1914, one month to the day after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were killed by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, effectively beginning the First World War.
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    Germany declares war on France.

    Germany declared war on France and invaded Belgium. The following day, Britain declared war on Germany and World War I was underway.
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    The Second Battle of Ypres

    This was the first major battle to take place in World War 1. In this battle, Germany used mustard poison gas to suffocate the Allied Powers.
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Sinking of the Lusitania
    The British ocean liner Lusitania is torpedoed by a German U-boat off the southern coast of Ireland, nearly 1,200 people are killed
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    Battle of Somme

    It involved the British and French Empires against the German Empire. This war has the nickname "The Bloodiest Military Battle" due to the large amount of lives lost. The British and French had lost approximately 620,000 lives and the Germans lost around 500,000 soldiers totalling almost 1.5 million deaths. https://youtu.be/XqvALkpsfRo
  • Tsar Nicholas II abdicates the throne

    Tsar Nicholas II abdicates the throne
    Tsar Nicholas II abdicates the throne after a week of riots in the Russian capital of St. Petersburg.
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    U.S. declares war on Germany.

    The United States Congress declared war upon Germany hours after Germany declared war on the United States after the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Empire of Japan.
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    Battle of Vimy Ridge

    This battle lasted only 3 days. In this battle, Canada fought hard and conquered Vimy Ridge in a remarkably quick time.
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    Battle of Passchendaele

    217,000 German soldiers were killed, 244,397 British soldiers were killed and all together, there was 275,000 casualties. There were many countries involved in this war, including the British Empire, Australia, Canada, India, New Foundland, New Zealand, South Africa, France, Belgium and Germany.
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    Battle of Cambrai

    The Battle of Cambria was significant as tanks were beginning to become more prominent and were used extensively in this war. This battle composed of Britain and Canada against Germany. This war took place in Nord-Pas-de-Calais in France
  • Soviet government accepts the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk.

    Soviet government accepts the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk.
    After months of delays, the Soviet government concludes a separate peace with the Central Powers when it accepts the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk.
  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day
    Armistice Day is commemorated every year on November 11 to mark the treaty signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France
  • Singing of the Treaty of Versailles

    Singing of the Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailleswas the most important of the peace treaties that brought World War I to an end. The Treaty ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. It was signed on June 28 , 1919 in Versailles.