world war 1

  • world war 1 starts

    world war 1 starts
    Francis Ferdinand assassinated at Sarajevo.
    first world war 1 started because of the assassination of Francis Ferdinand on the 28th of june 1914.
    soldiers leaving wives, children and family behind to go to war hoping to come back alive.
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    world war 1
    Kaiser William II promised German support for Austria against Serbia
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    world war 1
    Austria-hungary declares war on serbia
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    world war 1
    Germany declared war on Russia
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    world war 1
    Germany declared war on France and invaded Belgium. Germany had to implement the Schlieffen Plan.
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    Britain declared war on Germany.
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    world war 1
    Britain declared war on Germany.
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    U.S president woodrow wilson announces the U.S. will remain neutral.
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    world war 1
    The BEF started its retreat from Mons. Germany invaded France.
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    world war 1
    the battle of tannenberg begins. Russian army defeated at Tannenburg and MasurianLakes.
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    the first battle of marne begins trench warfare begins as soldiers on both sides dig in.
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    battle of ypres begins.
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    Turkey entered the war on Germany’s side. Trench warfare started to dominate the Western Front.
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    the United Kingdom announces that the North Sea is a military area, effectively creating a blockade of good into germany.
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    world war 1
    the unoffcial Christmas truce is declared.
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    The first Zeppelin raid on Britain took place.
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    germany declares a "war zone" around great Britain, essentially effecting a submarine blockade where even neutral merchant vessels were to be potential targets.
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    The Dardanelles campaign begins. Britain bombarded Turkish forts in the Dardanelles
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    The second battle of ypres begins. It is during this battle that the germans first usepoison gas.
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    The battle of gallipoli begins. Allied troops landed in Gallipoli
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    The British ocean liner RMS lusitania is sunk by German U-boat, U20.
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    world war 1
    Italy declared war on Germany and Austria.
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    The Germans captured Warsaw from the Russians.
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    world war 1
    Tsar Nicholas II takes personal control over russia's armies.
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    Start of the Battle of Loos.
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    The Allies started the evacuation of Gallipoli.
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    world war 1
    Conscription introduced in Britain.
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    The battle of Verdun begins. The battle of Verdun was the longest battle of world 1 and was one of the bloodiest.
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    British forces surrendered to Turkish forces at Kut in Mesopotamia
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    The battle of jutland, the major naval battle of the war, begins.
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    Start of the Brusilov Offensive
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    Start of the Battle of the Somme. During the battle of the somme, tanks are first introduced into battle.
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    End of the Brusilov Offensive.
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    First use en masse of tanks at the Somme.
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    Lloyd George becomes British Prime Minister.
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    Germany sends the secret Zimmerman Telegram to Mexico in an effort to entice Mexico to join the war. The British intercept and decipher the coded message.
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    Germany’s unrestricted submarine warfare campaign started.
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    Russian Tsar Nicholas II abdicates.
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    world war 1
    USA declared war on Germany.
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    France launched an unsuccessful offensive on the Western Front.
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    The battle of passchendaele (also known as the third battle of ypres) begins.
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    Battle of Caporetto – the Italian Army was heavily defeated.
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    world war 1
    British tanks won a victory at Cambrai.
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    world war 1
    Armistice between Germany and Russia signed.
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    Britain launched a major offensive on the Western Front.
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    Britain captured Jerusalem from the Turks.
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    U.S. President woodrow wilson issues his Fourteen points to peace.
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    The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was signed between Russia and Germany.
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    world war 1
    Germany launches the Spring Offensive. Germany broke through on the Somme.
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    Marshall Foch was appointed Allied Commander on the Western Front.
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    Germany started an offensive in Flanders.
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    Germany flying ace, Baron Manfred Von Richthofen (more commonly known as the Red Baron), was shot down.
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    The second battle of the Marne begins. The start of the collapse of the German army.
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    The advance of the Allies was successful.
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    Turkish forces collapsed at Megiddo.
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    Germany asked the Allies for an armistice
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    Germany’s navy mutinied.
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    Turkey made peace.
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    Austria made peace.
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    Germany Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicates and flees Germany.
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    world war 1
    Germany signed an armistice at compiegne, France. Fighting ends on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month (i.e. 11 a.m. on November 11).
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    world war 1 ends
    Peace conference met at Paris.
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    world war 1 ends
    The surrendered German naval fleet at Scapa Flow was scuttled.
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    world war 1 ends
    The Treaty of Versailles officially ends WW1.