WW1

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In History
  • Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand

    Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand
    Archduke ferdinand was a leader of Austria and he got killed. He was killed by Gavrilo princip, a member of the black hand secret society. Austria issued an ultimatum to Serbia and they rejected it so Austria declared war.
  • WW1 Begins

    WW1 Begins
    WW1 was a global war that was a national tilte of many other wars. It had 70 million military personnels, and 60 million Europeans making it one of the largest wars in history. WW1 started in 1914 and ended in 1918.
  • Germany invades Belgium

    Germany invades Belgium
    Germany invading Belgium was a military campaign that started on august 4,1914. On august 2, the German government sent an ultimatum to Belgium so they can cut through the country and attack Luxembourg. Belgium refused so Germany declared war on them.
  • Battle of Gallipoli

    Battle of Gallipoli
    The Gallipoli campaign is another name for the Dardanelles campaign. The battle of Gallipoli was intended to secure the Peninsula from the ottoman empire. Later on the campaign was abandoned.
  • Lusitania Sinks

    Lusitania Sinks
    The Lusitania was the largest passenger ship made by the British. The boat then got sunken by a German u-boat by Ireland. It took around 18 minutes for the Lusitania to fully sink.
  • Battle of Verdun

    Battle of Verdun
    The battle of verdun took place on Ferbruary 21 through December 1916 and on the hills north of verdun-sur-meuse in north eastern France. This war was against the Germans and the French armies. The Germans split their armies and attacked from different sides of verdun.
  • Battle of Somme

    Battle of Somme
    Battle of Somme was another name for the Somme offence. This war was between the British empire and the third french republic against the German empire. This war happened on both sides of the upper reaches of the river Somme in France.
  • Russia withdraws from war

    Russia withdraws from war
    There was a Russian leader named Tsar Nicholas ll that ruled Russia. His army covered one-sixth of the land surface of the globe. He had people in his army from more than a hundred different nationalities.
  • Zimmermann note

    Zimmermann note
    The Zimmerman note was made by a German officer in January 1917. It was made to set an alliance between Germany and mexico. The note/telegram was later decoded by the British intelligence.
  • Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution
    The Russian revolution was a bunch of revolutions to dismantle the Tsarist autocracy. After those events the Soviet union began to rise. During the second revolution, the provisional government was toppled and the soviets was given all the power.
  • U.S enters war

    U.S enters war
    The U.S jumped into war with their allies. Major General John J.Pershing sent more than 2 million soldiers on the battle field. Some didn't agree with the decisions that was made, so they entered war remaining neutral.
  • 14 Points

    14 Points
    The 14 points was a list of principle of peace that was used to help end war. The 14 points was created by a U.S president named Woodrow Wilson. The main allied colleagues were suspicious of the applicability of Wilsonian idealism.
  • RAF is formed

    RAF is formed
    RAF stands for Royal Naval Air Service. It was then later merged with the British army's Royal Flying Corps. It was the worlds first independent air force.
  • Battle of Chateau-Thierry

    Battle of Chateau-Thierry
    This battle was one of the first actions of the AEF had general John J.Pershing. It was also part of the second battle of marne. The AEF had troops from the united states army and the marine corps unit.
  • Second battle of Marne

    Second battle of Marne
    The second battle of Marne was part of the battle of Chateau-Thierry. The attack failed because an allied tried to counter attack. There were more than a hundred tanks overwhelming the Germans on the right.
  • Battle of Argonne

    Battle of Argonne
    The Battle of Argonne lasted for a total of 47 days that stretched along the entire western front. It had about 1.2 million american soldiers that were involved. The battle holds the title of being the bloodiest operations of WW1.
  • Kaiser Abdicated

    Kaiser Abdicated
    Kaiser Wilhelm ll was a German Emperor and king of Prussia. There was an announcement made about the abdication by Prince Maximilian. Prince Maximilian's announcement was later enacted by Wilhem's written statement.
  • Armistice

    Armistice
    The Armistice was an agreement for warring parties to stop fighting. "It was to be a negotiation to have a lasting peace." The word Armistice was put together by to word which were latin arma and stitium.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailles plays an important role in WW1 coming to an end. It ended the war between Germany and the allied powers. The fighting stopped around November but it took six months for the allies to negotiate.
  • First meeting of The league of Nations

    First meeting of The league of Nations
    The first meeting of the league of nations happened 6 days after the treaty of versailles. The first council meeting was held in Paris but it was then moved to Geneva, Switzerland. The founder of the whole meeting was Woodrow Wilson, an american president.