World War I timeline

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    Franco-Prussian War

    War between France and Prussia that led to a defeat for France.
  • Prussia and German kingdoms

     Prussia  and German kingdoms
    Bismark made efforts to make Prussia and German's kingdoms unified into a single nation and King Wilhelm as Kaiser.
  • Treaty

    France signed humilating treaty with Germany that ended the Franco-Prussian War.
  • Assassination of Wilhelm II to the German Throne

    Assassination of Wilhelm II to the German Throne
    The assassination of Wilhelm II led to the German foreign policy becoming more bellicose. After this the new German Emperor dissmissed the Otto von Bismark as Chancellor.
  • Kiffin Rockwell

    Kiffin Rockwell
    Rockwell was born in 1892. He was born at newport, Tennessee. His parents were James Rockwell and Loula Ayers.
  • The Red Baron

    The Red Baron
    The Red Baron was a nickname for Manfred von Richthofen. He was a German fighter pilot during World War 1. He was considered to be as known as the top ace of the war because he had 80 air combat victories. He was born May 2, 1892
  • First powered flgiht

    First powered flgiht
    It was the first powered flight preformed by the Wright brothers.
  • Outer Banks - First powered flight

    Outer Banks - First powered flight
    The first powered flight with the Wright brothers occurred on the sand dunes of the Outer Banks.
  • Russo-Japaneese War

    Russo-Japaneese War
    This war was rivalry over Manchuria and Korea reached their height with the war. The war against the Jaoaneese led to a major blow out for the Russians who almost lost the whole Baltic and Pacific fleet. This war also led to the Russian Revolution.
  • Entente Cordiale

    Entente Cordiale
    To counterweight to the German Empire, the abfirst Irish entered an alliance with France called the Entente Cordiale. Then later in 1907 the British entered another alliance with Russia who already hadan alliance formed with France.
  • Moroccan Crisis

    Moroccan Crisis
    The Morrocan Crisis along with the Tangler Crisis and the Agadir Crisis all brought the European powers on the brink of the war.
  • Bosnian Annexation Crisis

    Bosnian Annexation Crisis
    Austria-Hungary decided to annex Bosnia and Herzegovinam. They were a part of the Ottoman Empire.
  • First powered crossing

    First powered crossing
    The first powered crossing of the English Channel by Louis Bleriot.
  • Italo-Turkish War

    Italo-Turkish War
    The Italo-Turkish War revealed the weakness of the Ottonman Empire and the Ottoman army and European powers had disagreements about decaying the Ottoman Empire. The war between Italy and Ottoman became a strong incentive for the Balkan League that would capture the Balkan pennisula away from the Turks independently from the great powers.
  • Balkan Wars

    Balkan Wars
    The Balkan Wars was when Serbia, Greece, Montenegro, and Bulgaria together formed the Balkan League in 1912. This was a military alliance against the Ottoman Empire.
  • Royal Flying Corps

    Royal Flying Corps
    There was a greater chance of being killed during training than during the cobat for the Royal Flying Corps.
  • Building the U-boats

    Building the U-boats
    At the beginning of the war the German had 29 U-boats.
  • During the war - U-boats

    During the war - U-boats
    During World War 1 Germany had built 360 U-boats submarines. About 178 of them were lost. These German U-boats were resposible for the loss of 11 million tons of allied shipping.
  • Tanks

    At the early beginning of World War One tanks were used in an engagement between Germany and the British near Mins that involved calvary.
  • Outer Banks

    Outer Banks
    Near Virginia Beach through out World War 1 German U-Boats and ships would lurk off the coast of NC causing small battles on American territory. After this the victims would somtimes go to the Outer Banks's Graveyard of Atlantic.
  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria
    This assassination of Ferdinand was carried out by a revolutionary movement called Mlada Bosna. He was assassinated by Gavrilo Princip. This event triggered other events to happen that then led to World War 1.
  • July Ultimatium

    July Ultimatium
    The July Ultimatium was when Austria-Hungary had an ultimatum to be carried out that called out impossible demands to Serbia for war to be declared on its neighbor for assassinating Ferdinand. They were defending & protecting themselves.
  • Austria-Hungary declares war

    Austria-Hungary declares war
    Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia.
  • Secret treaty of alliance

    Secret treaty of alliance
    Ottoman Empire, who is also known as Turkey, and Germany sign a secret treaty of alliance.
  • Germany declares war

    Germany declares war
    Germany declares war on France. This happened shortly after Germany signed a secret alliance with the Ottoman Empire.
  • Germany invading Belgium

    Germany invading Belgium
    Germany invaded Belgium which led to Britain to declaring war on Germany.
  • Western Front

    Western Front
    The creation of the Western Front was Allied Forces of Belgium, France, Great Britain. Also it included the Dominion Forces of the British Empire, Portugal, and the United States starting at April 18th and made a stand against the Imperial German Army's advance and the occupation of Belgium.
  • The Western Front - Battle of Frontiers

    The Western Front - Battle of Frontiers
    The Battle of Frontiers mainly consisted of French German battles. The five offensives were at Mulhouse, Lorraine, the Ardennes, Charleroi, and Mons. All of these saw lots of casualties on both sides. Because of the harsh German tactics a general Allied was forced to retreat to Marne.
  • Austria-Hungary invading

    Austria-Hungary invading
    Austria-Hungary invaded Russia.
  • Eastern Front

    Eastern Front
    The Eastern half of World War 1 began when Russian General Pavel Rennenkampf's First Army invaded Eastern Prussia.
  • British airmen

    British airmen
    British airmen were apart of the British army and commissioned officers had army ranks.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Ernest Swinton - Tanks

    Lieutenant Colonel Ernest Swinton - Tanks
    Lieutenant Colonel Ernest Swinton had supported the tank. In 1914 he developed and processed a new type of fighting vehicle. This fighting vehicle was different from the British, German, Austrian, Russian, and French who all had fighting vehicles that could fight on normal terrain. These newly processed vehicles couldn't cope with the trenches that were about to take over the Western Front.
  • The War at Sea

    The War at Sea
    Some key people that contributed to some of the battles at the Wars at Sea are Sir Chrsitopher Cradock, Wilhelm Souchon, and Maximilian von Spee.
  • The War at Sea - Battle of the Bight

    The War at Sea - Battle of the Bight
    The Battle of the Bight was the first naval battle of World War 1. it was between the British and Germany. It took place at the southeastern North Sea.
  • Trench Warfare

    Trench Warfare
    Trench Warafre was when two sides fought a battle in trenches dug in the ground. Both sides would shoot and throw bombs. You were also sent into "No mans land" to charge into the opposing forces side. Diseases were easily spread in the trenches and they were a harsh environment for the soldiers. A well known disease that was spread was called trench foot. Lice was also easily spread. The first time trenches were used was in the Battle of the Marne of the Western Front on September 15th 1914.
  • Battle of Coronel Russia

    Battle of Coronel Russia
    The Battle of Coronel Russia was fought between the German and British navy in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile.
  • Battle of Falkland Islands

    Battle of Falkland Islands
    The Battle of Falkland Islands was a British naval victory over German. It was during World War 1 in the South Atlantic. The British were sent to track down German cruiser sqaudron.
  • Christmas Truce

    Christmas Truce
    The unofficial Christmas Truce was announced.
  • Christmas Truce

    Christmas Truce
    Men from both forces joined together on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to mingle and exchange gifts and souvenirs. The forces that joined together in the week that led up to the holiday were the British and German. This whole things was a series of widespread of ceasefires through the Western Front. The widespread took awhile to get to everyone and some forces were still fighting unacknowledged to what was going on.
  • The Western Front - Battle of Neuve Chapelle

    The Western Front - Battle of Neuve Chapelle
    This Battle of Neuve Chapelle is here Douglas Haig's First army led an attack of Neuve Chapelle. Allied and German casualties were similar with around 11,200 overall deaths.
  • Unrestricted submarine warfare

    Unrestricted submarine warfare
    Unrestricted Sumarine Warfare was introduced in World War One in early 1915.
  • The Red Baron

    The Red Baron
    Manfred von Richthofen transferee to the Air Service when he was originally a calvaryman. In 1916 he later became a member of Jasta 2.
  • A String of Attacks

    A String of Attacks
    A string of attacks on merchant ships followed. After this there were sinkings of the British ship by German U-boat on May 7, 1915. The sinking of the Lusitania led to the drowning of 1,201 people that included 128 Americans.
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Sinking of the Lusitania
    The sinking of the Lusitania was caused by Germany waging submarine warfare.
  • Eastern Front taken over

    Eastern Front taken over
    The Germans took over command of the Eastern Front and used many of their units to support the increasing separation of Austrian formations.
  • Tanks & Swinton

    Tanks & Swinton
    By June 9th 1915 an agreement was made on how the new weapon should be. It was agreed to have a top speed of 4 mph on flat land, ability to turn sharply at top speed, climb a 5-feet parapet, cross an eight feet gap, a working radius of 20 miles, and a crew of ten men with two machine guns on board and one light artillery gun.
  • Tank

    The first model of a tank came off the factory floor, then two days later it's track also came off.
  • Russian Reovolution

    Russian Reovolution
    Czar Nicholas II assumes supreme command of the Russian Army.
  • German government

    German government
    The German government had imposed such strict constraints on the operation of the nation’s submarines that the German navy was persuaded to suspend U-boat warfare altogether.
  • Rockwell

    Rockwell was accepted into the Service Aeronautique. Then he began flight training in September of 1915 and he then became one of the founding pilots in the squadron in April.
  • Tank Specifications

    Tank Specifications
    Specifications were ran for the first time after a discussion with Tritton and Wilson on January 16th. That discussion was adding things to the tank such as sizes of armor and amounts of guns. The discussion was held September 29th.
  • Big Willie

    Big Willie
    The "Big Willie" went thought its first major demostration.
  • Big Willie demonstration #2

    Big Willie demonstration #2
    Kitchener, Lloyd George and McKenna, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, attended another demonstration for Big Willie. Kitchener described Willie as a pretty mechanical toy.
  • Big Willy ordered by Ministry of Mutations

    Big Willy ordered by Ministry of Mutations
    Big Willies was ordered by the Ministry of Mutations.
  • The Western Front - Battle of Verdun

    The Western Front - Battle of Verdun
    The Battle of Verdun consisted of the German trying to affect losses on the French forces rather than taking the town. Casualties are estimated around 1 million.
  • Preparing the tanks

    Preparing the tanks
    The tanks were told to be ready for the Battle of Somme by Haig.
  • Battle of the Somme

    Battle of the Somme
    Tanks were used in this battle with less success.
  • Tanks

    The tank was first used in the Battle of Flers in 1916. The tanks were unreliable but they brought an end to trench warfare.
  • Tanks used in battle

    Tanks used in battle
    A total of 36 tanks were used in the attack at the Battle of Somme.
  • Rockwell's final combat

    Rockwell's final combat
    Kiffin Rockwell's final combat took place on September 23 of 1916. This is also when he died.
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    Allied shipping lost

    Around 1.4 million ton of allied shipping was lost to the U-boats.
  • Germany resuming submarine attacks

    Germany resuming submarine attacks
    Germany resumed its submarine attacks on enemy and neutral shipping interests at sea.
  • Convincing Kaiser Wilhelm II

    Convincing Kaiser Wilhelm II
    Navy and army commanders convinced Kaiser Wilhelm II to resume the unrestricted submarine warfare. This was at the beginning of 1917.
  • Zimmermann Telegram

    Zimmermann Telegram
    It was released to reveal the German's plan about starting unrestricted sumarine warfare. It also offered U.S. territory to Mexico if they were to ever declare war on them. The recipient of the telegram was Von Eckhardt.
  • Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution
    The Russian Revolution took place during the finl phase of World War 1. During the revolution Russia was removed from the war and transformed the Russian Empire into the USSR. It then replaced Russia's monarchy and truned inot the world's first Communist state.
  • Wilson breaking relations

    Wilson breaking relations
    Wilson broke diplomatic relations with Germany.
  • The Western Front - Battle of Arras and Vimy Ridge

    The Western Front - Battle of Arras and Vimy Ridge
    The Battle of Arras and Vimy Ridge consisted of the Canadian Corps attacking against German defenses. Miles of tunnel and aerial reconnaissance were employed. About 10,600 Canadian casualties and 20,000 German.
  • Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution
    During the October Revolution the Bolsheviks take over Petrograd.
  • America's Entry into the war

    America's Entry into the war
    America's entry into the war was after Woodrow Wilson tries to keep the United States neutral in World War 1 in 1917. Woodrow Wilson had went before a joint session with the Congress to request to declare war on Germany. He stated Germany's violation of their pledge to carry out the unrestricted submarine warfare and their attempts to alliance with Mexico against the U.S. The war was declared on December 7th 1917.
  • Last Five of Woodrow Wilson's 14 Points

    Last Five of Woodrow Wilson's 14 Points
    These points were handed to the American Congress in January of 1918. The last five are self determination for all who live in Austria-Hungary, self determination and for all who live in Balkan states, Turkish people governed by Turkish government and the Turkish Empire govern themselves, independent Poland that also has access to the sea, and a League of Nations to be set up for political and territorial independence for all states.
  • Woodrow Wilson's 14 Points

    Woodrow Wilson's 14 Points
    Wilson's fourteen points was simply a point program for world peace. The points were taken at the end of the war. The points included no secret agreements, free navigation of all seas, end to economic barriers between all countries, countries weapon number reduced, decision with colonies to be impartial, German army removed from Russia, Belgium independence, France to be fully liberated, & all Italians allowed to live in Italy. !!!!!!! The last 5 are on other WW 14 Points event !!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Chemical Weapons

    Chemical Weapons
    The use of poison gas in World War 1 was considered a war crime and the Hague Declaration Concerning Asphyxiating Gases of 1899 and the Hague Convention on Land Warfare of 1907 banned the use of poison gas and weapons in the war. Chemical poison (tear gas) was used during th Battle of Estaires on British troops in 1918.
  • Red Baron's death

    Red Baron's death
    Manfred von Richthofen was shot and died near Amiens.
  • The Western Front - Third Battle of the Aisne

    The Western Front - Third Battle of the Aisne
    The Third Battle of the Aisne was tried to ensure out all German victory before any U.S. affairs. Any initial gains were followed by poor supplies and reserve support. France's casualties were estimated to be around 98,000. The British and German had similar casualties with around 29,000.
  • Armistice

    The Armistice was declared for all opposing sides to stop war on November 11th of 1918. It took effect at 11:00 a.m. The Armistice was signed by the Allies of World War 1 and Germany. It was to cease all fire on the Western Front.
  • Armistice

    The Armistice was considered to many people of the allies as a holiday to remember those who were killed during the war. The First Armistice day recognized was at the Buckingham Palace in the morning of November 11th 1919. The Armistice contributed to cease all fire on the Western Front. It took tole everywhere at 11:00 a.m. The last American death was Private Henry Gunter.
  • Cost of the War - Lives

    Cost of the War - Lives
    The total number of lives lost in the war was an estimated 9 million people and 5 million civilians.
  • Personal Conclusion

    Personal Conclusion
    World War One was all one big mistake that shouldn't have started in the first place. When Woodrow Wilson published his fourteen points it fixed lots of problems. During the war losts of lives were lost and they should be remembered and honored. Soldiers went out to fight, risking their own lives to save ours. Countries made lots of mistakes and this led on to more and more wars. But the most important thing is that we should all rememebered the soldiers that fought for our freedom.
  • Last American casualty

    Last American casualty
    The last American casualty of World War 1 was Private Henry Gunter. He was killed at 10:59 a.m. With the German aware of the Armistice coming any minute they tried to warn Gunter and wave him off. But he still got up not listening to the orders of his close friend Ernest Powell. He got too close to the machine guns and was then shot and killed.
  • Cost of the War - Economic

    Cost of the War - Economic
    The total cost of World War 1 for the United States was about 32 billion dollars. This was about 52% of gross national product at the time. Overall there was a total of 186 billionj in direct costs and 151 billion in indirect costs.
  • Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution
    The new goverment led by Vladimir Lenin only had solid power for three years when it ended in 1920.
  • Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution
    After the Russian Revolution won the Civil War, the Bolsheviks established the Soviet Union.