World War I

By Flash7
  • Franz Ferdinand was assassinated

    Franz Ferdinand was assassinated
    Gavrilo Princip, a member of The Black Hand assassinated Franz and his wife Sophie.
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    World War I

  • Austria Declares War on Serbia

    Austria Declares War on Serbia
    Austria-Hungry blamed the Serbian governmant for the assassination of Franz Ferdinand and declared war on Serbia.
  • War Declared

    War Declared
    Germany declares war on Russia.
  • Germany declares war on France

    Germany declares war on France
    Using the Schleiffen Plan Germany invaded Belgium to attack the French unexpectedly.
  • Japan declares war on Germany

    Japan declares war on Germany
    Japan is an alliance of Great Briatain and declares war on Germany.
  • Battle of Tannenberg

    Battle of Tannenberg
    The Battle of Tannenberg lasted from Aug. 23-30 of 1914. It was hard for Russian forces to get supplies using the railroad system, but the German's used their railroad systems to surround the Russians second army. The Russians were defeated with thousands of men killed and 125,000 taken prisoner. Germany lost 13,000 men.
  • Battle of Mons

    Battle of Mons
    The Battle of Mons was faught between the British and the Germans. The Germans moved to surround the British forces, but the British observation team in the sky saw the German's move and warned the British. The British retreated, saving their army.
  • Britain Declares war on Germany

    Britain Declares war on Germany
    Germany forces invaded Belgium, which was a neutral country. German forces did not withdraw causing Britain to declare war on Germany.
  • Battle of Marne

    Battle of Marne
    The Battle of Marne lasted from Sept. 5 to Sept. 12. Germans invaded France and tried to capture Paris. The French halted the German forces and pushed them back 45 miles. They saved Paris from the Germans.
  • Trenches

    Trenches
    The first trenches were dug on the Western Front.
  • Russia declares war on Turkey

    Russia declares war on Turkey
    Turkey helped the Germans in their attack on Russia causing Russis to declare war on Turkey.
  • Zeppelins

    Zeppelins
    In December of 1914 the first Zeppelins appear over the English Coast.
  • Second Battle of Ypres

    Second Battle of Ypres
    The Second Battle of Ypres was faught between the Germans and British. It was the first time poison gas was used and it claimed many British casualties.
  • Graduation

    Graduation
    Paul and his friends graduate from school and are encouraged to enlist. They do so.
  • Lusitania Sunk

    Lusitania Sunk
    The Germans sunk the passenger boat killing 1,198 civilians. 128 of those civilians were American.
  • Training

    Training
    Paul and his class attend training for 10 weeks with Corporal Himmelstoss.
  • Battle of Verdun

    Battle of Verdun
    This was the longest battle of the war. It lasted 9 months. The battle was faught between Germany and France at Verdun. The battle was incinclusive, but there were many casualties. Germany lost 430,000 men and France lost 540,000 men.
  • Battle of Jutland

    Battle of Jutland
    The Battle of Jutland was the only true large- scale naval battle of World war I. The Germans were trapped in their port by the British. They came out hoping to split the British fleet and destroy their ships one by one, but the British sent a smaller force tp lure the Germans into range. there was an exchange of fire, but the Germans withdrew from the battle.
  • Battle of Jutland

    Battle of Jutland
    This battle was also between the German and British naval forces. The Germans damaged British ships, but withdrew once again. This caused the Battle to be inconclusive. The British loses were greater then the Germans, but the German fleet was confined to their harbor for the rest of the war.
  • Battle of Somme

    Battle of Somme
    The battle lasted from July 1 to Nov. 18. This battle lasted five months and was the French and British against the Germans. Tanks were introduced to the war during this battle. The British lost 420,000 soldiers over the whole battle. The first day they lost 60,000. 200,000 French soldiers were killed, and 500,000 German soldiers were killed.
  • Front lines

    Front lines
    Paul is sent to the Western Front. Kimmerich is injured and loses his life after an amputation.
  • First Aeroplane Raid

    First Aeroplane Raid
    Germans air raided London.
  • USA declares war on Germany

    USA declares war on Germany
    Germans used their U-boats to sink ships, including US ships. This caused the US to declare war on Germany.
  • Returns to the Front

    Returns to the Front
    Paul returns to the front lines where it is rumored that they will be going to Russia.
  • Summer of 1917

    Summer of 1917
    Paul is still on the front lines. He is on the artillery llines. The English lines have strengthened. Paul can tell what type of shell is being used just by the sound.
  • Third Battle of Ypres

    Third Battle of Ypres
    The Third Battle of Ypres is also known as Passchendaele. It took place on the Western Front. There were 700,000 casualties.
  • Autumn 1917

    Autumn 1917
    Paul is on leave from the front lines. He spends three days traveling and has fourteen days leave. He visits his home and family. The people have very little resourses and his mother is sick.
  • Training

    Training
    After leave Paul has to go to a training camp to return to the war. He is on the Camp on the Mours.
  • Russian POW

    Russian POW
    Paul is at a Russian POW camp to guard the prisoners. He feels sorry for them.
  • America

    America
    American troops fire their first shots in trench warfare in France.
  • Kaiser

    Kaiser
    They are issued new uniforms. Kaiser Wilhelm II comes to inspect and review the troops. He also issues iron crosses.
  • The Front

    The Front
    Paul and the other soldiers return to the front. Paul gets caught in no mans lang and has to kill a french man in one of the trenches. Paul and Albert are injured when French fore on occupied village.
  • Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

    Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
    Russia signed an armistice with Germany. The armistice caused Russia to surrender Poland, the Ukraine and other regions, stop all propaganda about Germany, and pay 300 million roubles for the return of Russian prisoners.
  • Winter months 1918

    Winter months 1918
    After Paul was injured he teturns to the front where there are only a few of his friends left.
  • Summer 1918

    Summer 1918
    It was the most bloody and terrible time in the war. All of the men knew they were losing the war.
  • Battle of Amiens

    Battle of Amiens
    The battle lasted four days. The British attacked the German sector of Amiens.
  • Kat

    Kat
    Kat is injured and dies.
  • Autumn 1918

    Autumn 1918
    Paul swallows some gas and has 14 days of rest.
  • Allies recover France and Belgium

    Allies recover France and Belgium
    Allies take back German occupied France and part of Belgium.
  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    All Quiet on the Western Front
    Paul is killed in Battle and the army sent out the news that it is all quiet on the Western Front.
  • Armistice with Turkey

    Armistice with Turkey
    Turks had to ask for an armistice with the Allies. The terms allowed the Allies access to Dardenelles.
  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day
    The armistice that ended the war was signed at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.
  • Paris Peace Conference

    Paris Peace Conference
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The treaty os signed exactly five years after Franz Ferdinand's assassinatioin in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles.