world war 1 events

  • assignation of archduke ferinand 1914

    assignation of archduke ferinand 1914
    they wanted to break off Austria-Hungary's south-Slav provinces so they could be combined into a Greater Serbia or a Yugoslavia.
  • 1st battle of marne 1914

    1st battle of marne  1914
    allies stop german advance on paris
  • germany declared war on france and russia

    germany declared war on france and russia
    germany declared war on russia on august 1st 1918. they also declared on france on august 3rd 1914.
  • 2nd battle of ypres

    2nd battle of ypres
    battle fought for control of the strategic Flemish town of Ypres in western Belgium in the spring of 1915. the battle was the first time that a former colonial force (the 1st Canadian Division) defeated a major European power (the German Empire) on European soil.
  • 2nd battle of ypres 1915

    germans use chemical weapons for the first time
  • sinking of lusitiana 1915

    sinking of lusitiana 1915
    a cruise ship
  • battle of verdun

    was one of the major battles during the First World War on the Western Front. It was fought between the German and French armies, from 21 February – 18 December 1916, on hilly terrain north of the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in north-eastern France.
  • battle of somme 1916

    battle of somme 1916
    disastrous british offensive
  • U.S declares war on germany

    U.S declares war on germany
    Germany renewed its policy of unrestricted submarine warfare that it had abandoned in 1915 after the sinking of the Lusitania. All ships trading with Britain, including those of neutral countries such as the United States would be targets for their submarines and would be sunk without warning.
  • 3rd battle of ypres

    3rd battle of ypres
    took place between july and novemeber in 1917. The battles were fought for control of the ridge and village of Passchendaele (modern Passendale) near the city of Ypres in West Flanders, Belgium.
  • treaty of versailes

    treaty of versailes
    The Treaty of Versailles (French: le Traité de Versailles) was one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. It was signed on 28 June 1919, exactly five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The other Central Powers on the German side of World War I were dealt with in separate treaties.[1] Although the armistice signed on 11 November 1918, ended the actual fighting, it took six months of negotiations at
  • battle of meuse-argonne

    battle of meuse-argonne
    a part of the final Allied offensive of World War I that stretched along the entire western front.