World War I by Ana 9GY

By ana.m
  • The Triple Alliance is formed

    The Triple Alliance is formed
    The triple Alliance is formed between Germany, Italy and Austria-Hungary which is a military alliance. Each member promised mutual support if an attack by any other greater power.
  • The Schlieffen Plan

    The Schlieffen Plan
    France, Britain and Russia became allies. The German military began to fear the possibility of a combined attack from France, Britain and Russia, so Alfred von Schlieffen made a strategic plan. The plan was if war broke out France had to be defeated speedily which then Britain and Russia would be unwilling to carry on fighting.
  • The Triple Entente is formed

    The Triple Entente is formed
    The triple Entente is formed between Britain, France and Russia which was an alliance which they all signed on the 31st August 1907.
  • The Black Hand Secret Society formed

    The Black Hand Secret Society formed
    In May 1911 The Black Hand was formed by ten Serbians. The Black Hand main objective was the creation, by means of violence. It's first aim was "to realise the national ideal, the unification of all Serbians. This organisation prefers terrorist action to cultural activities; it will therefore remain secret."
  • Franz Ferdinand assassinated

    Franz Ferdinand assassinated
    Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assinated in Sarajevo by Bosnian Serb Gavrilo Princip from the Black Hand
  • Austria-Hungary seek help from Germany

    Austria-Hungary seek help from Germany
    Austria-Hungary asks Germany ofr support for war against Serbia in case of Russian militrarism. Germany says yes.
  • Austria-Hungary gives Serbia an ultimatum

    Austria-Hungary gives Serbia an ultimatum
    On the 23rd of July, Austria-Hungary sent Serbia am ultimatum. Their response to it is seen as unsatisfactory.
  • Serbia appeals to Russia for help

    Serbia appeals to Russia for help
    On the 24th July Serbia asked for help from Russia if it is attacked by Austria-Hungary. Their response was yes.
  • Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

    Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia
    Serbia failed to please Austria-Hungary by not doing all the requirements on the ultimatum. In result Austria-Hungary declare war on Serbia.
  • Russia mobilizes

    Russia mobilizes
    In result of Austria-Hungary declaring war on Serbia, Russia (as one of the alliances with Serbia) starts mobilizing to support them.
  • Germany warns Russia

    Germany warns Russia
    On the 31st of July Germany warns Russia to stop mobilizing. Russia responds with: to mobilization is against Austria-Hungary only.
  • Germany declares war on Russia

    Germany declares war on Russia
    Russia failed to stop mobilizing as Germany said to. So the result was to declare war on them.
  • Moltke orders the Schlieffen plan to proceed

    Moltke orders the Schlieffen plan to proceed
    The Schlieffen plan was a plan made incase if war broke out and France, Britain and Russia were still alliances. (4th August 1914)
  • Great Britain declares war on Germany

    Great Britain declares war on Germany
    Great Britain declares war on Germany, because of the Triple Entente alliance Great Britain supported Russia
  • Britain declares war on Germany

    Britain declares war on Germany
    On August 4th 1914, Great Britain declared war on Germany. Britain had given Germany an ultimatum to get out of Belgium by midnight of August 3rd.
  • Austro-Hungarian troops invade Serbia

    Austro-Hungarian troops invade Serbia
  • Battle of Mons begins

    Battle of Mons begins
    On the morning of 23rd August, General Alexander von Kluck and his 150,000 soldiers attacked the British positions.
  • Battle of Tannenberg begins

    Battle of Tannenberg begins
    On the 29th August, Samsanov's Second Army was surrounded. They attempted to escape but most of them were slaughtered or captured. suicide. The Germans, who lost 20,000 men in the battle, were able to take over 92,000 Russian prisoners. In Britain, all news of the Russian defeat at Tannenberg was kept from the public.
  • Battle of Heligoland

    Battle of Heligoland
    The First Battle of Heligoland Bight was the first naval battle of the First World War, fought on 28 August 1914, after the British planned to attack German patrols off the northwest German coast.
  • Battle of the Marne begins

    Battle of the Marne begins
    The Battle of the Marne was a First World War battle fought from 5–12 September 1914. It resulted in an allied victory against the German Army
  • French and British armies halt the Germans in Belgium and France

    French and British armies halt the Germans in Belgium and France
  • Trench warfare on the Western Front begins

    Trench warfare on the Western Front begins
    The trenches soon began to turn into just a never-ending series of attacks and counter-attacks. These small attacks made minimum difference, as well as losing hundreds of thousands of lives. There were many attempts to break the series of near pointless and overly bloody attacks, mainly planned by the Generals of each division.
  • The Battle of Albert

    The Battle of Albert
    The Battle of Albert began on the 25th September 1914 as part of the Race to the Sea during World War I.
  • Battle of Arras

    Battle of Arras
    In October, 1914, the French Tenth army attempted to outflank German forces on the Western Front by advancing along a line between Arras and Lens.
  • Turkey enters the war on the side of Germany

    Turkey enters the war on the side of Germany
    At the start of the war Turkey enters the war on the side of Germany.
  • The Anzacs land at Gallipoli

    The Anzacs land at Gallipoli
    The landing at Anzac Cove, also known as the landing at Gaba Tepe, and to the Turks as the Arıburnu Battle, was part of an invasion of the Gallipoli Peninsula by the forces of the British Empire
  • Australia’s involvement- Gallipoli

    They had come up with a brilliant idea with the British troops landing on the foot of Gallipoli Peninsula at Cape Helles while the Anzacs would land further north at a beach near Gaba Tepe. The plan seemed like a great ides, although in reality it went horribly wrong.
    On the 25th of April 1915, the landing took place, but not according to plan. No one really knows what went wrong but they ended up 1.6 kilometres to the north and were forced to go to a small cove, now named Anzac Cove.
    The Anzac
  • The Anzacs withdraw from Gallipoli

    The Anzacs withdraw from Gallipoli
    The Anzacs withdraw from Gallipoli

    By this date the Anzac garrison had been reduced to 36,000 men. Between 9 and 18 December a gradual evacuation, mainly at night, of a further 16,000 troops and equipment from Anzac took place.
  • The Australian Imperial Force joins the fight against Germany on the Western Front

  • The Battle of the Somme; tanks are used for the first time

  • The first referendum of conscription is held in Australia

  • The USA enters the war

  • Fighting continues on the Western Front. Battles are fought at Passchendaele, Ypres, Pozieres and Bullecourt

  • Communist revolution in Russia

  • The Ludendorff Offensive begins

    a final attempt be Germany to break through the Allied line and win the war
  • Australian troops recapture the town of Villers

    Bretonneux in France – costing the lives of around 1200 Australian troops
  • The Battle of Le Hamel

  • The Armistice (ceasefire) is signed; end of World War I

    The Armistice (ceasefire) is signed; end of World War I
    The armistice was signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918
  • The Paris Peace Conference is held

    The Paris Peace Conference is held
    he Paris Peace Conference is held to decide the fate of Germany; the Treaty of Versailles is drawn up.