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    Pre WW1

  • Triple alliance

    Triple alliance
  • Schlieffen Plan

    Schlieffen Plan
    The Schlieffen Plan was created by General Count Alfred von Schlieffen in December 1905. The Schlieffen Plan was the operational plan for a designated attack on France.
  • Triple Entente

    Triple Entente
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  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assasinated
  • Austria–Hungary declares war on Serbia

    Austria–Hungary declares war on Serbia
  • Germany declares war

    Germany declares war
    Germany declares war on Russia and France, and invades neutral Luxembourg and Belgium. War world 1 begins. 1-4 August.
  • Britain vs. Germany

    Britain vs. Germany
    Britain declares war on Germany
  • Western Front

    Western Front
    Trench warfare on the Western front begins
  • First battle of Ypres

    First battle of Ypres
    The First Battle of Ypres, also called the First Battle of Flanders was fought for the strategically important town of Ypres in western Belgium.
  • Turkey

    Turkey enters the war on Germany's side
  • Trench warfare

    Trench warfare
    Turkey entered the war on Germany’s side. Trench warfare starts to dominate the Western Front.
  • Zepplin

    The first zepplin raid took place in England.
  • Britain vs. Turkish forts

    Britain vs. Turkish forts
    Britain bombarded Turkish forts in the Dardanelles.
  • Gallipoli landing

    Gallipoli landing
    Click Here for more Gallipoli datesThe ANZACs land at Gallipoli. Marking the day that so many Australians would be brought into this war thus bringing a sense of National pride and identitiy to both Australia and New Zealand.
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    Gallipoli Campaign

    The reason's for the Gallipoli Campaign was for the British to be able to capture the Ottoman Empire Capital and also they wanted to secure their trading route with Russia. Then with the secure trading route with Russia, British forces would be able able to supply Russia with ammunition, resources and reinforcements. This then would hopefully win the war for the allied nations. Australia's role in this campaign was mainly that Australia had come of age and was ready to support the British empire
  • Lusitania

    The “Lusitania” was sunk by a German U-boat.
  • Italy vs. Germany

    Italy declares war on Germany and Austria
  • Ghost Guns

    Ghost Guns
    Fire was maintained from the trenches after the withdrawal of the last men, by rifles arranged to fire automatically. This was done by a weight being released which pulled the trigger. Two kerosene tins were placed one above the other, the top one full of water and the bottom one with the trigger string attached to it, empty.
  • Australians withdraw from Gallipoli 9-20 December

    Australians withdraw from Gallipoli 9-20 December
    In many cases people describe the Gallipoli Campaign as not a success, but neither a defeat. In many cases it was a historical lost of life and a Campaign that did not achieve anything for the allied nations. The Anzac soldiers were told to dig in and fight it to the end. Without any gains of land being made, fighting continued until a change of command led to orders being given to evacuate the troops from Gallipoli between 8 December and 20 December 1915.
  • AIF

    The Australian Imperial forces join the fight against Germany in World War 1.
  • Battle of Sommes

    Battle of Sommes
    Tanks are first used (July-November)
  • Battle of Fromelles

    Battle of Fromelles
  • Referendum

    The first referendum is held on conscription in Australia.
  • America enters the war

    America enters the war
  • Communist revolution in Russia

  • The Ludenorff Offensive

    The Ludenorff Offensive
    A final attempt by Germany to break through the Allied lines and win the war.
  • Germany and Russia piece

    The Germans sign a peace treaty with the new Bolshevik government of Russia. The terms of the treaty give Germany huge tracts of land that had been the Ukraine and Poland, and peace on the Eastern Front allows Germany to shift soldiers to the Western Front, causing serious problems for the French, British, and Americans.
  • Villers-Bretonneux

    Australian troops recapture the town of Villers-Bretonneux in France – costing the lives of around 1200 Australian troops.
  • The Battle of Le Hamel

  • The Battle of Amiens

    This day will later come to be known as the ‘Black Day for the German army’.
  • The Treaty of Versailles

    The Treaty of Versailles
    January-June The Paris Peace Conference is held to decide the fate of Germany; the Treaty of Versailles is drawn up