WW1 Project

Timeline created by nataliedavis@usd204.net
In History
  • Assassination of Archduke

    Assassination of Archduke
    This was tip of the ice burg to start WW1. Archduke Franz Ferdinand was in a car with his wife but they took a wrong turn and that's when Gavrilo Princip killed him.
  • Battle of Mons

    Battle of Mons
    This battle was fought between Germany and Britain. This was the first major action in WW1. Germany ended up winning the battle. The causalities; Britian 1500, Germany's is unknown.
  • Christmas Truce

    Christmas Truce
    Around Christmas Day, French and German soldiers ceased fire to celebrate the holiday. They played Football, as we know it soccer. They took pictures together and even gave each other gifts. This was said to be a one be a one time event because there is no other record of this going on in 1915, 1916, and so one.
  • Lusitania

    Lusitania
    This was a British ship that had 100 Americans, It was shot down by German boats. After Lusitania sank, the United States didn't get involved for two years.
  • Battle of Verdun

    Battle of Verdun
    The Battle of Verdun was between Germany and France. This battle used lot's of harmful gases and ended in a stalemate. Causalities; French 377,231, Germany 337,000. Even though they have more causalities, this battle was considered a French victory.
  • Battle of Somme

    Battle of Somme
    On July 1 of 1916, the Allies, France and Britain, decided to call war on Germany. After 5 months of battle, on November 18, The war ended in a stalemate. Casualties include; French-200,000, British-125,000, and German- 500,000. Even though Germany had the most casualties, they still managed to claim a "victory". This was one of the bloodiest battles during WW1.
  • Submarines

    Submarines
    Germany stared water-warfare in Europe. This made it easier to surprise them from underwater. When that happened the United States got involved.
  • Battle of Arras

    Battle of Arras
    The Battle of Arras was between Germany and Britain. The casualties; British 158,660, Germany 130,000-160,000. This battle was a British victory.
  • Battle of Passchendaele

    Battle of Passchendaele
    This battle was between Britain, Canada and Germany. Canada was on Britain's side. It took place in Belgium and only lasted three months.
  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day
    After years of sadness and bloodshed, the Central Powers surrendered. That officially ended WW1.