World War 1

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  • The Schlieffen plan

    Germany invades France via Belgium as soon as Russia announces its plans to mobalise.
  • Battleof Marne

    The Germans launched a counter- attack after being pushed back to the river Marne
  • Battle of Arras

  • End of the Battle of Arras

  • begining of the second battle of Ypres

  • Battle of Verdun begins

    German troops attack France along the Meuse river under the command of General Erich von Falkenhayn
  • Battle of Jutland

    was fought by the Royal Navy´s Grand Fleet against the Iperial German Navy´s High Seas Fleet.
  • Battle of Jutland 31st of May-1st of June

    This was the only major battle of the first world war. it was fought by the Royal navys Grand fleet against the German navys high seas fleet.
  • Battle of Jutland

    was fought by the Royal Navy´s Grand Fleet against the Iperial German Navy´s High Seas Fleet.
  • Battle of the Somme begins

    Brittain and France fight against Germany. Britain launched this offencive to relieve its ally France from some of the German troops at Verdun.
  • Battle of Verdun ends

    This battle was largely a failure for the Germans as despite the casualty rate being higher for the french army, this was by a small amount in comparision to the casualties as the battles at champagne. Furthermore, when the other Entente powers launched offensives in order to help the French army, they were able to recapture fort Douaumont and other German-occupied areas.
  • Nivelle offencive begins

    The French were led by General Nivelle to the Aisne region, assisted by the British at Arras
  • End of Nivelle offencive

    The offensive was called off, sustaining 187,000 casualties, rather than the estimated 10,000. Sixty one square miles were taken from the Germans
  • Battle of Messines Ridge begins

  • Battle of Cambrai begins

    The British, under the comand of General Byng attacked the Germans at cambrai, using tanks and were able to penitrate the Hindenburg line. 381 tanks were used to break the line, along with six infantry and two cavalry divisions.
  • End of the Battle of Cambrai

    The British success showed that Germanys strongest defence could be broken, boosting morale. However, due to the lack of reserve armys meant that this attack could not be followed up the Germans were able to re-gain most of the land they'd lost.
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    The First World War