World War I

  • The assassination of Francis Ferdinand

  • Germany declares war on Russia

  • Russians defeated at Tannenburg

  • Trenchwarfare started to dominate the western front

  • First Zeppelin Raid on Britain

  • Italy declares war on Russia and Austria

  • Germans captured Warsaw from Russians

  • Allies started evacuation of Gallipoli

  • Battle of Verdun*

    The Battle of Verdun was a very important battle in WWI. It was one of the key moments. It was fought in France and the two countries fighting were France and Germany. This started because Germany declared war on France. It was pointed out that it was a very crucial win for the French when they won the battle. This battle resulted in 306,000 battlefield deaths. 163,000 were French and 143,000 were German.
  • British surrenders to Turkish

  • Battle of Somme*

    The Battle of the Somme was very crucial because France and Britain joined together and fought Germany on one side. This battle took place in the north banks of France. This was one of the largest battles in WWI history. By the time autumn came the forces involved had suffered more than 1 million casualties, making it one of the bloodiest military operations. Even though the battle took place in France that part of France was controlled by Germany. At the end of the battle, British and French
  • Lloyd George becomes British Prime Minister

  • Germany’s unrestricted submarine warfare campaign *

    Germany decided to use unrestricted submarine warfare during WWI. They wanted to do this because they felt that they needed to intimidate other countries and try to provoke U.S.A. to respond. This was a result of desperation from Germany because the war was not going well for them. They decided to use this so that America would not get involved so they would have a bigger chance to win.
  • U.S declares war on Germany

  • Germany and Russia sign a armistice

  • Britain captures Jerusalem

  • Treaty of Brest-Litovsk signed between Russia and Germany*

    The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was a treaty that was going to end the war with Russia and Germany. This did exactly what it was supposed to do which was to keep peace on both sides so that there is no more war. This treaty could have ended the whole war. This treaty did help keep peace between Russia and Germany but not Britain, France and Germany.
  • Turkish forces collapsed at Megiddo

  • Germany signs an armistice with the Allies – End of WWI

  • Treay of Versailles signed*

    The Treaty of Versailles was the ending war treaty. It is the most important part of the war because it ended it. It helped create a worldwide treaty to help keep peace on earth. It helped resolve all issues that Germany had with other countries such as Britain and France. When Germany signed this it was a very good moment for the world because it meant no more war and more peace on earth.