World War I

  • The assissination of the archduke franz ferdin and his wife

    The assissination of the archduke franz ferdin and his wife
    the main cause of the war. Ferdinand was the heir to the Austrain throne. They were killed by a man from Serbia.
  • Germany promises to back up Austria if they declare war

    Germany promises to back up Austria if they declare war
    This alliance was known as the Nibelungentreue.
  • Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia and Russia

    Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia and Russia
    Declared by Austria's Emperor Franz Joseph
  • Russia became involved in the war

    Russia became involved in the war
    Begins movign troops.
  • Austria-Hungry invade Serbia

    Austria-Hungry invade Serbia
  • Germany declares war on Russia

    Germany declares war on Russia
    Officail start of the war
  • Germany declares war on France

    Germany declares war on France
  • More Countries join the War

    More Countries join the War
    Germany declares war on Belgium (who is neutral). Because this violated the treaty Britain and Canada declare war on Germany and Austria-Hungary.Ameriaca stays neutral.
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    Battle of Tannenberg

    Ended in total Russain defeat. This was one of Germany's greatest victories.
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    Battle of the Marne

    Rench beat German. This stoped the Germans from moving into Paris.
  • Turkey enters the War

    Turkey enters the War
    They entered on the Centural power side
  • Air raid on Briain

    Air raid on Briain
    1st air raid from Germany against Britain
  • fighting stops for a short time

    fighting stops for a short time
    Christmas break
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    allies fighting Artois and Champagne

    it was an ally offence attack
  • attack by air planes

    attack by air planes
    Germany attcked England by air planes
  • German blockade

    German blockade
    Germany sets up a blockade against Britan
  • Russia Bombs

    Russia Bombs
    Russia Bombs Turkish in Dardenelles
  • sunken pasagnger ship

    sunken pasagnger ship
    the German U-boat sunk a U.S. passanger ship
  • Allies stop fighting

    Allies stop fighting
    in Artois and Champagne allies stop fightin
  • first gas in China

    first gas in China
    Gas was used for the first time by Germans to Chinese
  • treaty of London

     treaty of London
    France Russia Ital and Britain make the treaty of London
  • Italy declares war on Autria

    Italy declares war on Autria
    Italy swiched sides at this point in the war and went against Austria
  • US drafts

    US drafts
    US starts drafting soldiers for this war
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    Battles of Artois and Loos

    at the end Germany/austria/ belgium invade Serbia
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    Battle of Verdun

    The longest battle of the war. German and France stoped wih no clear winner and great losses on each side.
  • French passenger ship Sussex is sunk

    French passenger ship Sussex is sunk
    shot by a torpedo
  • British forces surrender to Turkish army at Kut in Mesopotamia

    British forces surrender to Turkish army at Kut in Mesopotamia
  • Canada captured Vimy Ridge

    Canada captured Vimy Ridge
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    Batteof Jutland

    Biggest naval battle of the war. It ws between Great Britain and Germany. There was no winner.
  • National Defence Act

    National Defence Act
    Five-year expansion of US Army, and drastically downsizedthe size and authority of US War Department Staff.
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    Battle of Somme

    The first day the British had 60,000 casualties, the most lost in a single day.
  • US marines land in Haiti

    US marines land in Haiti
  • Romania enters the war

    Romania enters the war
    Sided with the Allies
  • 1st tanks were introduced

    1st tanks were introduced
    in the battle of Somme by the British
  • Rasputin is murdered

    Rasputin is murdered
    he was a powerful and mean Russian Tsarina. He was killled by relatives of the Tsar.
  • Germany goes into all out naval war

    Germany goes into all out naval war
  • germans withdrawls from Hindenburg Line

    germans withdrawls from Hindenburg Line
  • America enters the war

    America enters the war
    America offically enters the WWI
  • american troops arrive

    american troops arrive
    The americans show up to help the french push Germany out of France
  • Greece enters

    Greece enters
    Greece joins the side of the allies
  • U.S. declares war on Austria

    U.S. declares war on Austria
  • Jerusalem captured from Turkish by British

    Jerusalem captured from Turkish by British
  • A peace treaty is signed between Russia and the Central powers

    A peace treaty is signed between Russia and the Central powers
  • Germany begins it's spring push with the Ludendorff Offensive

    Germany begins it's spring push with the Ludendorff Offensive
    The Battle of Picardy against the British. The first of 5 major offences against the Allied forces.
  • Germans launch the second offence of their spring push

    Germans launch the second offence of their spring push
    Battle of the Lys
  • The Espionage Act is passed

    The Espionage Act is passed
  • 3rd battle in the German Spring Offense

    3rd battle in the German Spring Offense
    The Battle of the Aisne along Chemin des Dames.
  • The US wins their first major battle

    The US wins their first major battle
    Battle of Cantigny
  • Launch of the Germans 4th offence

    Launch of the Germans 4th offence
    Battle of the Matz
  • Final Battle of the German Spring offence

    Final Battle of the German Spring offence
    Second Battle of Marne
  • Allies counterattack the Germanson the Western Front

    Allies counterattack the Germanson the Western Front
  • Amiens offensive starts

    Amiens offensive starts
    forces the German soldiers back to he Hindenburg Line.
  • US forces battle in largest air battle St.-Mihiel

    US forces battle in largest air battle St.-Mihiel
  • The Battle of Vardar

    The Battle of Vardar
    it was fought against the Bugarians by Serb, Czech, Italian, French and British forces. The Meuse-Argonne offensive begins. Which was the final Franco-American offensive of the war.
  • Germany and Austria send peace notes to the US

    	Germany and Austria send peace notes to the US
    requesting an armistice.
  • British advanced to the Sambre and Schledt rivers

    British advanced to the Sambre and Schledt rivers
    took many German Prisioners
  • Germans stop unrestricted submarine warfare

    Germans stop unrestricted submarine warfare
  • Turkey finishes an armistice with the Allies

    Turkey finishes an armistice with the Allies
  • The German fleet at Kiel mutinies and Trieste falls to the Allies as Austro-Hungary concludes an armistice.

    The German fleet  at Kiel mutinies and Trieste falls to the Allies as Austro-Hungary concludes an armistice.
  • Germany begins negotiations with the Allies for an armistice

    Germany begins negotiations with the Allies for an armistice
  • fighting ceases at 11am

    fighting ceases at 11am