World War 1 Timeline

  • The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    Austro-Hungarian Archduke Ferdinand had been in Serbia campaigning when a Serbian terrorist group by the name of the Black Hand had assassinated the Archduke and his wife, causing the spark of WWI.
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  • German Mobilization

    German Mobilization
    The Germans began mobilizing for the war on July 30th, 1914. The Germans ended up being the strongest Axis force during the entire first world war.
  • French Mobilization

    French Mobilization
    The French mobilized it's military on August 1st. The French ended up pulling out of the war due to too many German beatings.
  • First Battle of Ypres

    First Battle of Ypres
    The First Battle of Ypres was the battle for the strategic town of Ypres in western Belgium. Factions fighting in the battle consisted of France, England, and Belgium vs. Germany. The Allies were the victors.
  • Christmas Truce

    Christmas Truce
    On the first Christas of WWI, an official truce between German and British soldiers took place. Soldiers of each faction exited their trenches and exchanged merriments in between there trenches.
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Sinking of the Lusitania
    The sinking of the Lusitania was event that caused America to begin being caustious of the war and begin to pay attention to what was going on more thoroughly on the other side of the Atlantic.
  • Battle of Somme

    Battle of Somme
    The Battle of Somme was the bloodiest day in British history with 57,470 casualties, 19,420 deaths on just the first day alone. The entire Somme Offensive as a whole costed English forces almost half a million men.
  • The ZImmermann Telegram

    The ZImmermann Telegram
    The Zimmerman Telegram was a telegram going from Germany to Mexico, asking for assistance against the Americans if they were to join the war on the Triple Entente's side. The telegram was intercepted and decoded by British cryptographers of Room 40. Once the U.S. had found out about the Zimmermann Telegram they cut all diplomatic ties with Germany.
  • America Joins the War

    America Joins the War
    On April 6th, 1917, America had joined the war allied with the Allies. America put an extrordinary amount of resources and effort of me. War was waged when German u-boats had destroyed four American merchant ships. President Woodrow WIlson had declarded war despite the fact that his campaign slogan was "He kept us out of war."
  • The Treaty of Versailles

    The Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailles was the document the Germans had to sign in order to officially end WWI. The Germans, French, and England had all been disgruntled by the treaty, the Germans thinking it was too harsh and the French and English thinking it wasn't hard enough. The Treaty of Versailles ended up being a leading factor of WWII occurring.