World War 1 Timeline - Matt B 9GY

  • The formation of The Triple Alliance

    The formation of The Triple Alliance
    The Triple Alliance is formed by Austria-Hungary Germany and Italy. They promise to defend each other if either one is attacked.
  • The Schlieffen Plan Created

    The Schlieffen Plan Created
    The Schlieffen Plan was to avoid fighting on both fronts at the same time. It was developed by the German Empire in case there was to be a war in which Germany might be fighting both France to its west and Russia on the east.
  • The Triple Entente formed

    The Triple Entente formed
    The Triple Entente was formed linking the British, the French and the Russians in an alliance.
  • Franz Ferdinand Assasinated

    Franz Ferdinand Assasinated
    The Archduke Franz Ferdinand got assasinated by a Serbian terrorist group called the Black Hand.
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  • Great Britian Declares war on Germany

    Great Britian Declares war on Germany
    All Dominions within the British Empire including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa go to war. The United States declares neutrality.
  • Austria-Hungary seeks German support

    Austria-Hungary seeks German support
    Austria-Hungary seeks German support for a war against Serbia in case Serbias allies Russia steps in to fight.
  • Austria-Hungary sends an ultimatum to Serbia

    Austria-Hungary sends an ultimatum to Serbia
    Austria-Hungary sends an ultimatum to Serbia. They are not happy of the response from Serbia. Serbs begin mobilization of their troops
    (An ultimatum is a final demand if not met it will result in a breakdown of relations.)
  • Diplomatic ties between Serbia and Austria-Hungary

    Diplomatic ties between Serbia and Austria-Hungary
    Austria-Hungary severs diplomatic ties with Serbia and begins to mobilize its troops.
  • Britain attempts to resove conflict

    Britain attempts to resove conflict
    Britain tries to orginise politicial confrence with mayjor European Powers, to stop the dispute between Austria-Hungairy and the Serbians.
    France,Russia and Italy agree to take part.
    Germany refuses on this.
  • Austria- Hungary declare war on Serbia.

    Austria- Hungary declare war on Serbia.
    The Austro-Hungarian Empire declares war on Serbia.
    Russia begin to mobilizes troops as Serbia are their allies.
  • Austrian warships attack

    Austrian warships attack
    Austrian warships bombarde the capital of Serbia; Belgrade
  • Germany warns Russia

    Germany warns Russia
    Reacting to the Austrian attack on Serbia, Russia begins full mobilization of its troops. Germany demands that it stop.
  • Germany declares war on Russia

    Germany declares war on Russia
    Germany declares war on Russia.
    Belgium and France begin full mobilization. During this Germany and the Ottoman Empire sign a secret alliance treaty.
  • Germany declares war on France

    Germany declares war on France
    Germany declares war on France.
    Belgium troops stop Germany from entering the border.
  • Britian and Germany declare war on each other

    Britian and Germany declare war on each other
    As a result of Germany not withrawing from Belgium, Great Britian and it's Allies eclare war on Germany
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    Battle of Liège

    Germans attacked the Belgian fortress city which started the Battle of Liege.
    The Germans were faced with a resistance from Belgian troops inside the Liege Forts.
    The twelve forts that surrounded the city were bombarded by German and Austrian howitzers.
    Remaining Belgian troops retreat northward as the German westward advance continued.
    Belgian army had 20,000 casualties while the Germans only had 5,300.
  • War is declared

    War is declared
    Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia.
    Serbia declares war on Germany.
  • France declares war on Austria and Hungary.

    France declares war on Austria and Hungary.
    France declares war on Austria and Hungary.
  • Great Britian and France declares war on Austria-Hungary

    Great Britian and France declares war on Austria-Hungary
    Great Britain and France declare war on Austria-Hungary. Austria-Hungary invade Serbia.
  • AIF

    AIF
    The Australian Imperial Force (AIF) was the main expeditionary force of the Australian Army during World War I. It was formed from 15 August 1914, following Britain's declaration of war on Germany.
  • Austria-Hungary declares war on Belgium.

     Austria-Hungary declares war on Belgium.
    Austria-Hungary declares war on Belgium.
  • Japan declares war on Germany

    Japan declares war on Germany
    Japan declares war on Germany. Japan had an alliance with the Entente Powers.
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    Battle of Tannenberg

    The Battle of Tannenberg was fought between the Russias Second Army and the German Eight Army near Allenstein, East Prussia. The result of the battle endered up the complete destruction of the Russian Second Army, as well as the death of its commander Alexander Samsonov.
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    The First Battle of the Marne

    First Battle of the Marne, an offensive during World War I by the French army and the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) against the advancing German Empire who had invaded Belgium and northeastern France. They were 48km from Paris.
    The Result ending in a victory over the Germans Empire. Over 2 million men fought with the result of 500, 000 men being dead or wounded.
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    First Battle of Ypres

    The First Battle of Ypres was the last battles fought between the Allied Powers - France, England, Belgium and Germany in the Race to the Sea. I was fought at Ypres, Belgium at the Western Front The battle end in a win for the Allied Powers. The aftermath of the battle cause German Army recorded over 134,000 casualties. The BEF reported over 7,900 soldiers killed, about 29,000 wounded and over 17,800 missing. The Belgian Army lost 21,500 soldiers
  • Turkey enters the war

    Turkey enters the war
    Turkey (part of the Ottoman Empire) enters the war allied with Germany, Austria-Hungary.
  • Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire

    Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire
    Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire
  • Units of the AIF begin disembarking

    Units of the AIF begin disembarking
    Units of the AIF begin disembarking in Egypt. They were sent to Mena Camp where training commenced. It had been decided to hold the Australians and New Zealanders in Egypt because proper camps in England were not ready to receive them.
  • Christmas truce is declared.

    Christmas truce is declared.
    An unofficial Christmas truce is declared.
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    Sinai and Palestine Campaign

    The Sinai and Palestine Campaign fought between the British Empire and the Ottoman Empire supported by the German Empire. It started with an Ottoman attempt at raiding the Suez Canal in 1915, and ended with the Armistice of Mudros in 1918, leading to the cession of Ottoman Syria and Palestine. It was fought in Egypt and the Levant and resulted in a British Empire Victory.
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    The Gallipoli Campaign

    The Gallipoli Campaign was one of the Allies great disasters in World War One. It was fought on Gallipoli peninsula in the Ottoman Empire. The reason for the campaign was to break the stalemate on the Western and Eastern Front and to help the Russians who were getting beaten by the Ottoman Empire
    On December 15th Allied forces begin a full retreat from the shores of the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey, ending a disastrous invasion of the Ottoman Empire
  • The sinking of RMS Lusitania

    The sinking of RMS Lusitania
    A German U-Boat fires torpedoes at a the British passenger liner RMS Lusitania off the Irish coast. This event causes the drowning of 1,201 persons, including 128 Americans. This causes outrage.
  • German Zeppelin raid on London

    German Zeppelin raid on London
    The first aerial bombing of London occurs as German Zeppelins kill 28 persons. German Zeppelins aerial bomb London using Zeppelins for the first time. This causes the deaths of 28 people.
  • Tsar Nicholas the 2nd takes control

    Tsar Nicholas the 2nd takes control
    Tsar Nicholas the 2nd takes control over Russian armies.
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    Battle of Verdun

    The battle lasted from 21st February until 19th December 1916 and is considered the greatest and lengthiest single battle in world history. The battlefield was fought on just under a square ten kilometres on the Western Front between the German and French armies.
    The battle caused over an estimated 700,000 casualties (dead, wounded and missing) a French victory
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    Battle of Jutland

    The Battle of Jutland was a naval battle fought by the Royal Navy's Grand Fleet (this included ships from the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Canadian Navy) against the Imperial German Navy's High Seas. The battle was fought on in the North Sea near Jutland, Denmark. It was the largest naval battle and the only full-scale clash of battleships in the war.
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    Battle of the Somme

    The Battle of the Somme was a battle fought by the armies of the British and French empires against the German Empire. It took place on both sides of the River Somme in France. The battle was one of the largest of World War I, in which more than 1,000,000 men were wounded or killed. This battle also was when tanks were used in warfare.
    The result of the battle ended in a British-French victory.
  • The Battle of Magdhaba

    The Battle of Magdhaba
    The Battle of Magdhaba begins during the Defence of Egypt section of the Sinai and Palestine Campaign in the WW1.
    Fought between the Allies and the Ottoman Empire, the Allies mainly consisted of ANZAC troops. The end result saw 22 dead 124 wounded from the Allies and 300+ dead from The Ottoman Empire.
  • Germans send secret Telegram to Mexico

    Germans send secret Telegram to Mexico
    The British intercept a secret telegram sent by Alfred Zimmermann (State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the German Empire). Its message outlines plans for an alliance between Germany and Mexico against the United States.
  • Russian Tsar Nicholas II abdicates.

    Russian Tsar Nicholas II abdicates.
    Russian Tsar Nicholas II abdicates.
  • The United States of America declares war on Germany

    The United States of America declares war on Germany
    The United States of America declares war on Germany
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    The Battle of Passchendaele

    The Battle of Passchendaele was fought between The Allies and the German Empire for the control of a village called Passchendaele (near the town of Ypres in West Flanders, Belgium.) The purpose of the battle was to wear out the enemy and to secure the Belgian coast and connect with the Dutch front lines.
    The results ending in an Allied victory.
    The Australian forces had 38,000 casualties.
  • USSR withdraws from the War

    USSR withdraws from the War
    A Communist goverment is set up, attempting to make peace with the Central Powers.
  • US President Wilson announces 14 Points Peace Program to end the war

    US President Wilson announces 14 Points Peace Program to end the war
    US President Wilson announces 14 Points Peace Program to end the war.
  • RAF

    RAF
    The british Royal Air Force is formed
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    Second Battle of the Marne

    The turning point of the war, in which the Allies defeated the Central Powers and advanced continuously until the end of the war.
    It was fought at Marne River near Paris, France.
  • US President Woodrow Wilson demands a ceasefire

    US President Woodrow Wilson demands a ceasefire
    The US President Woodrow Wilson demands that the war is stopped. German Supreme Command informs Kaiser Wilhelm II that they should accept it.
  • Kaiser Wilhelm II forced to abdicate.

    Kaiser Wilhelm II forced to abdicate.
    Kaiser Wilhelm II forced to abdicate and flees Germany.
  • Germany signs the armistice

    Germany signs the armistice
    Germany signs the armistice at Compiegne, France. Fighting ends on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month
  • The Treaty of Versailles is signed by Germany

    The Treaty of Versailles is signed by Germany
    The Treaty of Versailles is signed by Germany, officially ending WW1.