World War 1 Phil and Tony

  • The assassination of Franz Ferdinand

    Princip stepped forward, pistol-whipped a nearby pedestrian, and fired two shots from a distance of about five feet. He gave the Archduke a jugular vein wound and Sophie a abdominal wound. they both died en route to the hospital.
  • Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

    This event began World War One by means of the alliance system pulling country after country into the war.
  • Germany invades Belgium

    Instead of going through the heavily-guarded Franco-German border, Germany decided to invade Belgium.
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    Battle of Tannenburg

    In this battle, the Germans almost destroyed the Russian Second Army by use of trains to move the German Army.
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    First Battle of the Marne

    This was the battle that ended the german offensive front and forced them back.
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    The Lusitania was sunk on May 6th, 1915 off the coast of Ireland by a U-20.
  • Italy declares war

    Ignoring treaty agreements with the Central Powers, Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary.
  • U.S. papers claim that the U.S. is sending 1 million troops overseas.

    A U.S paper, this time the Baltimore Sun carries the story that General Staff is planning to send a million soldiers overseas. The War College Division denies the allegations in Washington Post and Baltimore Sun.
  • 2nd battle of Ypres

    The Second Battle of Ypres begins. Poison gas is used for the first time by Germans in an attack on the Canadian sector.
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    Battle of Verdun

    While this battle ended in a French Tactical victory, over half-a-million were wounded, and 306,000 people died on the battlefield. Also, the Germans failed in both of their objectives.
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    Battle of the Jutland

    This battle was the only truly large scale naval battle of the war. It was between the German and Great Britain forces.
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    Battle of the Somme

    One of the bloodiest milatary operations ever recorded, this battle saw over 1 million casualties total. It was also the debut of the tank.
  • Germans end Verdun attack

    German attack on Verdun ends, with the French holding their positions, with great losses to both sides. US President Woodrow Wilson requests statements of war objectives from warring nations in peace note.
  • US declares War

    The United States Declared war, for sinking U.S. boats, on Germany, after President Wilson asked Congress to.
  • USSR withdraws from war

    By 1917, Russia was on the verge of collapse. They had 1 - 2 million combat deaths, 2 - 3 million wounded, and up to 4,000,000 of their soldiers were prisoners of war. Their gold reserves were nearly depleted, inflation soared, and they owed 8,000,000,000 rubles in war debt.
  • German Spring offensive of 1918

    German attacks along the Western Front during World War I, the deepest advances by either side since 1914. The Germans had realised that their only remaining chance of victory was to defeat the Allies before the overwhelming human and matériel resources of the United States could be deployed.
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    German Spring offensive of 1918

    The German Army tried to break through the british lines and take Great Britain, hopefully forcing France to sign armistice terms during the spring of 1918.
  • World War 1 Ends