World War 1 key events

  • Ypres 1st battle

    Ypres 1st battle
    As part of the race to the sea between the british and germans, both armies tried to flank each other and in doing so, conflicted when they met in the middle
  • Franz Ferdinand Assassinated

    Franz Ferdinand Assassinated
    Gavrilo Princip, a Serbian rights activist managed to shoot Franz and his wife after his group of 6 other assassins all failed. If iit were not for Gavrilo buying sandwich, franz would still be alive after he returned to where the assassins had failed while Gavrilo sat in wait, eating
    *Gavrilo shoots Franz from his motor car
  • Britain declares war on Germany

    Britain declares war on Germany
    Following the request made by Britain Prime Minister said: "We have repeated the request made last week to the German Government that they should give us the same assurance in regard to Belgian neutrality that was given to us and Belgium by France last week. We have asked that it should be given before
    *a man bearing the news of the war on the streets of britain
    the brits being unhappy with this, declared war
  • Battle of Marne

    Battle of Marne
    Banks of Marne River, France – Western Front
    A costly battle for both sides, France recording 250,000 casualties and Germany recording 220,000
    it was a significant win for the allied powers as it stopped the german plans to invade paris
    *soldiers in the trenches on the western front
  • First trenches in the western front

    First trenches in the western front
    The western front was where the majority of conflict occured during ww1.
    The trenches provided a place to eat, sleep and be protected from the enemy making them a nessessity.
  • Zepplin raid on Britain

    Zepplin raid on Britain
    On the morning of January 19th 1915 two German Zeppelin airships left for Britain. Both airships carried 30 hours of fuel, 8 bombs and 25 incendiary devices. they were instructed to attack all except for anywhere endangering the royal family
    only 9 people were killed
    *attack zepplin owned by germany
  • Poison Gas

    Poison Gas
    Poison gas (chlorine) was used for the first time at the Second Battle of Ypres
    the most feared weapon of the war used on the trenches during battle and even while battle had ceased.
    *soldiers being choked and poisened to death on the battlefield
  • Gallipoli

    144,113 ally casualties and 195,000 turkish casualties.
    It pproved to be the turk's greatest every victory at war.
    it was the first time New Zealand and Australia had ever fought in a major war or conflict and is remembered as the most significant day in war history for those 2 countries
    *ANZAC soldiers line the beaches
  • Germany started using submarines to sink british ships

    Germany started using submarines to sink british ships
    After declaring the area around the british isles a warzone, germany proceeded to sink anything that floated in that vacinity.
    Germany sank a shit called the 'lusitania" carrying over 100 US citizens, one of the reasons the US joined the allies.
    *german submarine ready to be submerged
  • Italy joins the war

    Italy joins the war
    Althogh making themselves out as part of the central powers, Italy fought more against than with them due to britain and France promising them land in the "treaty of London"
    *map of italy and neighbouring countries
  • Germany caotures Warsaw from the russians

    Germany caotures Warsaw from the russians
    Due to lack of supplioes, the russians were forced to abandon the defence of Warsaw allowing the Germans to take it over *Polish people flee to their homes as germany takes over their capital
  • Christmas truce

    Christmas truce
    After 4 months of blood, sweat and tears, both sides put their weapons down and embraced the spirit of christmas for a day. they ate, played sport, sang and drank together and countinued fighting the next day.
    *enemies becoming friends for a day on christmas
  • Conscription in Britain

    Conscription in Britain
    conscription meant being forced to go to war by your government.
    Dates of birth were drawn out randomly and if yours was drawn, you had no choice but to go unless you were a priest or a single parent
    *provocative sign appealing the british MEN
  • battle of Verdun

    battle of Verdun
    Considered the greatest battle in history leaving 700,000 casualties over a battlefield of less than 10 square kilometers.
    germany accepeted defeat to france but only after both parties had lost close to 350,000
    *soldiers from both sides escaping to avoid joining the masses of death
  • Battle of Jutland

    Battle of Jutland
    it was the battle of the seas for naval suprememy fought betweeen the british and the germans.
    both parties claim to have won the high seas battle but although britain had by far the larger fleet, 6000 of their men perished.
    *british and German ships take the fight to the high seas
  • US declares war on Germany

    US declares war on Germany
    In light of germany sinking the ship and killing american citizens, the US government supported going to war against them and joining the allied forces.
    *front cover of the new york american newspaper
  • battle of Passchenaele

    battle of Passchenaele
    fought in Belgium on the western front between the the germans and the british/french.
    the b.e.f lost 310,000 while the germans lost 260,000 and saw the use of mustard gas on the allied forces causing burns.
    *a lone soldier walks the battlefield through the carnage
  • Battle of Caporetto

    Battle of Caporetto
    fought in Slovenia on the Italian front.
    300,000 Italian casualties were recorded at the hand of Austria/Hungary and the germans which reflected the state italy were in at the time, promting them to dismiss their prime minister.
    *glum Italians walking back from the battle after their heavy loss
  • Second Battle of Marne

    Second Battle of Marne
    fought on the Marne river in France- Western front, between the US, Italy, Britain and france against Germany.
    It was a german disaster, leaving them with 168,000 casualties and while france lost almost 100,000 and Britain and the US losing over 10,000 each, the main result of the
    battle was the German morale foreseeing their soon to be deaths.
    *soldiers ducking for cover on the battlefield of the Western front
  • Allied forces break through german lines in France

    Allied forces break through german lines in France
    After 58 hours of bombarding the german lines in northern france, the allied forces managed to break the "hindenburg" line on the western front. ]
    Leaving the allies much in favour of winning the war
    *allies move up the lines in northern france
  • germany asks for an armastice

    germany asks for an armastice
    Germany, knowing full well they were doomed asked the allied forces to let them sign a document ceasing all war annd further loss of life *german and french leaders in the train carriage preparing the sign the armastice
  • Germany signs Armistice to end the war

    Germany signs Armistice to end the war
    At 5am in the morning the armstice was signed to end the fighting on the western front at 11 o'clock that day. *german leaders are presented with the documents to end the war in a train carriage
  • World peace conference

    World peace conference
    in paris, a meeting of the allied powers was held to discuss new treaties and reshaping the map of europe.
    during the 6th months the conference was held, paris was the world's central governement as the leaders ceased the countinuation of empires and created new countries.
    *world leaders gather from powerful countries in Paris