World War One Timeline

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  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria
    Franz Ferdinand was an Archduke of Austria-Este, Austro-Hungarian and Royal Prince of Hungary and of Bohemia, and from 1889 until his death, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne. On the 28 of June 1914, the Archduke and his wife were shot dead by Gavrilo Princip.
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    World War 1

  • Western Front

    Western Front
    Following the outbreak of WW1 in 1914, the German Army opened the Western Front by first invading Luxembourg and Belgium, then gaining military control of important industrial regions in France. The tide of the advance was dramatically turned with the Battle of the Marne. Following the race to the sea, both sides dug in along a meandering line of fortified trenches, stretching from the North Sea to the Swiss frontier with France. This line remained essentially unchanged for most of the war.
  • Battle of Marne

    Battle of Marne
    In the early days of World War I, German troops had won a number of victories and invaded France through Belgium. This was part of the Schlieffen Plan. The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) and the French Fifth and Sixth Armies had retreated to the banks of Seine River, south of the Marne. By September 3, 1914, Paris had been evacuated and the government and civilians had moved.
  • First battle of the Ypres

    First battle of  the Ypres
    The first battle of Ypres, also recognised as the first battle of Flanders. It was fought in Ypres which is located in western Belgium. The French, Belgians and British combined forces to fight young and weak German army, who were trying to take control of the English Channel. The battle was fought for 34 days and the Allies had beaten the Germans. 1,500 German lives were taken and 600 of them were taken as prisoners.
  • Second Battle of Ypres

    Second Battle of Ypres
    The second battle of Ypres was a battle to have power of the Flemish town of Ypres in western Belgium. This was the first time that Germany had ever used poison gas in a fight. The battle ended on the 25th of May.
  • Gallipoli

    Gallipoli
    The Gallipoli Campaign, also known as the Dardanelles Campaign or the Battle of Gallipoli or the Battle of Çanakkale, took place on the Gallipoli peninsula in the Ottoman Empire between 25 April 1915 and 9 January 1916, during World War I. The ANZAC and the Turks.
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Sinking of the Lusitania
    The cruise-liner known as Lusitania was torpedoed down by a German U-Boat. Almost 1200 people died as it sunk only 18 minutes after getting hit. The ship was owned by the British and was commandeered by the Navy for mercenary purposes but ended up returning to passenger services. The ship was one of the reasons the United States got involved.
  • Lone Pine

    Lone Pine
    The Battle of Lone Pine was fought between Australian and forces during the WW1 between 6 and 10 August 1915. Part of the Gallipoli campaign, the battle was part of a diversion to draw Turkish attention away from the main assaults against Sari Bair, Chunuk Bair and Hill 971, which became known as the August Offensive. The Australians, initially at brigade strength, managed to capture the main Turkish trench line from the troops that was defending the position in the first few hours of the fight.
  • when did australia leave gallipoli

    when did australia leave gallipoli
    In November planning started for the withdrawal from the Gallipoli Peninsula. the departure from ANZAC was planned and executed by phases. the plan was conducted and all troops were removed by 20 December 1915, all troops were cleared without casualties and without alerting the Turks.
  • Battle of Verdun

    Battle of Verdun
    The Battle of Verdun, German was one of the major battles during the First World War on the Western Front. It was fought between the German and French armies, from 21 February to 18 December 1916, on hilly terrain north of the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in north-eastern France. It ended with a French tactical victory since, by December 1916, they had recaptured most of the lost ground including the centerpiece of Verdun's defensive system: Fort Douaumont.
  • Battle of Jutland

    Battle of Jutland
    This was a major battle of the war between the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet. It was the largest Naval Battle in history because of the large number of ships involved. It took place in the North Sea just off the coast of Jutland, Denmark. The result was tactically inconclusive and Britain continued to dominate the North Sea region. The German's planned to lure the ships but failed badly.
  • Battle of Somme

    Battle of Somme
    The French army fought against the Germans who occupied most of North France. The Battle os Somme was considerd one of the longest battles in World War 1. There were more than 1 million deaths making it the bloodiest military operations ever reccorded
  • Fromelles

    Fromelles
    Fromelles was the first major battle fought by Australian troops on the Western Front. Directed against a strong German position known as the Sugar Loaf salient, the attack was intended primarily as a feint to draw German troops away from the Somme offensive then being pursued further to the south.
  • USA joins WWI

    USA joins WWI
    Up until this day, America managed to stay out of all the warfare besides trading goods with some of the countries involved. They had let the world know that they would be neutral and isolated. "Unrestricted submarine warfare" was declared by Germany and this caused President Woodrow to pledge America's involvement in April 1917, declaring war on Germany and joining the Allies.
  • Battle of Vimy Ridge

    Battle of Vimy Ridge
    The battle of Vimy Ridge was faught mainly between the Canadian and the German Sixth Army. This battle played a key role in starting the British-led Battle of Arras. The goal for the Canadians was to take control of the German-occupied high posts in the Arras Offensive area. The whole battle was considered a Canadian and Allied victory.
  • Third Battle of Ypres

    Third Battle of Ypres
    The Third Battle of Ypres is also known for the battle of Passchendaele. This battle was well known for the large amount of deaths but was also know because it was fought in heavy mud. The British and their allies fought against the German Empire. It ended of 6th of November.
  • Battle of Passchendaele

    Battle of Passchendaele
    This was a very famous battle on the Western Front and it was fought between Germany against Britain and it's Allies, including; Australia, New Zealand, Canada, France and Belgium. They were fighting over the control of the ridges south and east of the town of Ypres. The strategy was set-up by the Allies many months prior to the actual battle. It was considered a win for the British Empire. The battle ended on the 6th of November with the British losing 310,000 men and the German's 260,000.
  • When the war ended

    When the war ended
    On the 11/11/18 at exactly 11:00, Germany signed an armistice to agree to end the war. Some other conditions were to retreat all soldiers behind their own borders, return all prisoners of war, the disposition of German warships and aircraft and the promise of reperations. Although the German's did admit defeat by signing this, they did not technically surrender.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    Treaty of Versailles was signed on the 28th oof June 1919. It was a peace treatie at the end of WW1. It ended the war between Germany and the Allied Powers (France and Englaned). It was signed exactly 5 years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
  • League of Nations Formed

    League of Nations Formed
    The League of Nations was an intergovernmental organization founded as a result of the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First World War. It was the first international organization whose principal mission was to maintain world peace.