World War 1 Project

Timeline created by Trent Stimac
In History
  • Archduke Assassination

    Archduke Assassination
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated in Sarajevo. His death is the event that sparks World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife was assassinated by Gavrilo Princip.
  • WW1 begins

    WW1 begins
    Germany invades Belgium, beginning World War I. The war began because the leader of Austria-Hungary had been assassinated.
  • When the war started, British soldiers went into battle with just a cloth cap for protection.

    The German army called them “Salad bowls”! They were very uncomfortable, but at least they gave soldiers some protection.
  • Liberty Sausage, Liberty Cabbage, and Liberty Dog's were born.

    In America, suspicion of Germans was so high that even German Shepherd dogs were killed. The names frankfurters, hamburgers, sauerkraut, and dachshunds were all changed to American names.
  • By December 1915 27% of Scottish men aged 15-49 volunteered.

    In the end 26.4% of all Scots who enlisted became casualties.
  • Lusitania sinks

    Lusitania sinks
    A German submarine sinks the passenger liner Lusitania. The ship carries 1,198 people, 128 of them Americans.
  • Germans used flamethrowers

    Germans used flamethrowers
    Germans were the first ones in the war to use flamethrowers.
  • Tanks were developed by the British during the first World War.

    Tanks were developed by the British during the first World War.
    The tanks were TOP SECRET work. Even the factory workers who made the vehicle kept the tanks in the dark. Tanks were originally going to be called “landships” but they used the name tanks to confuse their enemy.
  • Edgar Andrews

    Edgar Andrews served as a runner, machine gunner, and a section chief. His unit of service was company A, 102nd Machine gun battalion, 26th division; Massachusetts Army National Guard.
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    British intelligence gives Wilson the so-called Zimmermann Telegram, a message from German foreign secretary Arthur Zimmermann proposing that Mexico side with Germany in case of war between Germany and the United States. In return, Germany promises to return to Mexico the "lost provinces" of Texas and much of the rest of the American Southwest. Mexico declines the offer, but the outrage at this interference in the Western Hemisphere pushes American public opinion to support entering the war
  • U.S. enters the war

    U.S. enters the war
    Congress authorizes a declaration of war against Germany. The United States entered World War I on the side of France and Britain.
  • FRANZ FERDINAND'S LICENCE PLATE WAS THE CAUSE OF A STRANGE COINCIDENCE

    FRANZ FERDINAND'S LICENCE PLATE WAS THE CAUSE OF A STRANGE COINCIDENCE
    Archduke’s licence plate read 111 118, that could be read as Armistice 11 November ‘18.
  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day
    An Armistice is signed ending fighting on the Western Front. Which we changed in 1954 to Veterans day.