World War 1

Timeline created by Emma.Wessel
In History
  • The Assassination

    The Assassination
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife was assassinated. The reason he died was because Sarajevo was owned by Austria-Hungary and Serbia believe that they own the city. After Germany took Austria-Hungary side and on July 28, they declared war on Serbia
  • First battle of Marne

    First battle of Marne
    The First Battle of the Marne was fought to the North and East of Paris in early September 1914. The opportunity opened for Anglo-French forces to reverse the hitherto victorious German advance through Belgium and France.
  • Battle of Tannberg

    Battle of Tannberg
    On August 26,1914, German attacks Russia in order to advance into Russia. In the middle of August 1914, Russia sent armies into East Prussia, which surprised Germany. They all had their armies everywhere ready for attacks. After German forces advancing toward Paris were decisively defeated by British and French troops in a crucial victory for the Allies.
  • The Christmas Truce

    The Christmas Truce
    At the first light of dawn on Christmas day, some German soldiers emerged from their trench and approached the allied lines across emerged from their trenches and approached the Allied lines across No-man’s-land, calling out Merry Christmas in their native tongues. At first, they thought it was a trick, not seeing that they weren’t armed they climbed out of their trenches and shook hands with the enemy, They played soccer and exchanged gifts.
  • The Ship Lusitania

    The Ship Lusitania
    On May 7, 1915, a German U-boat torpedoed and sank the RMS Lusitania, a British ocean liner en route from New York to Liverpool, England. Of the more than 1,900 passengers and crew members on board, more than 1,100 perished, including more than 120 Americans. Nearly two years would pass before the United States formally entered World War I, but the sinking of the Lusitania played a significant role in turning public opinion against Germany, both in the United States and abroad.
  • The battle of the Somme

    The battle of the Somme
    The Battle of the Somme, which took place from July to November 1916, began as an Allied offensive against German forces on the Western Front. British forces suffered more than 57,000 casualties including more than 19,000 soldiers killed. One of the first battle that had trench warfare. One of the most important battles in the war. Most of the new technology was shown in this war, like tanks, poison gas, machine guns.
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    On January 16,1917, British code breakers intercepted a message from German to Mexico. Germany was trying to get Mexico In the war. They told Mexico If they join the war then they will fight to get Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. Which made America anger and which is the main reason America join the war.
  • Russia Revolution

    Russia Revolution
    There many events that lead up to the revolution. Bloody Sunday was a large number of workers were marching to the Tsar’s Palace in order to present a petition for better working conditions. Were soldiers fired at many and killed or injured many. Then In February the revolution happened, People formed many riots and the army turned on the Tsar. The Tsar were forced to give up his throne and new government took over.
  • Enlistment Record

    Enlistment Record
    On April 27 1918, at Libalatoa Colorado, He enlisted for the war. He told them about their conditions, education, and if they are married or not.
  • John Wesselman's memories

    John Wesselman's  memories
    On June 30, 1918, He had breakfast with the Red Cross. After he went on to the ship, he saw several big sharks. After 2 days out he finally made it to France.
  • John Wesselman's memories

    John Wesselman's  memories
    “The trip across the Channel sure was rough and we had a little ship, but it sure did travel some and naturally some of the boys got sick, it was cold above deck and below it stank so that a man could hardly stand it but my stomach was pretty hard at that time.”
  • John Wesselman's memories

    John Wesselman's  memories
    On July the 18th, he landed at Cherbourg France the morning of 19 at 2 o’clock but didn’t get of till daylight. There they had to carry their Barracks bags from the ship to the train and then when to another so called rest camp. These were all English camps and they were on Englsih rations.
  • Battle of St.Mihiel

    Battle of St.Mihiel
    The first battle led by the US, which was a victory.The first major Air service project. The US attack Germany with France’s support. One of the battles which later predicted the war end result.
  • Honor roll

    Honor roll
    After the war, He made honor roll for serving in the world war. He made it for being a Private.
  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day
    On November 11, 1918, The Treaty of Versailles was signed and end the Great War. Now we call it Veterans Day to celebrate all people that have served our country. A symbol of Armistice day was the poppy flower because that was the flower that grows in No-Man’s Land.