WW1 Projects

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  • Franz Ferdinand assassinated

    Franz Ferdinand  assassinated
    Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, was killed by a Bosnian Serb nationalist.
  • World War 1 Begins

    World War 1 Begins
    Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia. After that, all the countries start declaring war on each other, and World War 1 begins.
  • World War 1 erupts

    Germany declared war on Russia. The world erupts in war. Everyone starts declaring war on each other in the next few days.
  • Russians get defeated

    Russians get defeated
    Russians are defeated by the Germans at Tannenburg and Masurian Lakes. Germans take over 92,000 prisoners. They call this the ¨Battle of Tannenburg¨.
  • Germans stopped at first battle of Marne

    Germans stopped at first battle of Marne
    German tried to invade France, but they were forced to the north side of the Marne River, causing the plan to fail
  • The First Battle of Ypres

    The First Battle of Ypres
    they fought and fought, and extended their battle area. Ypres was essential to both sides. In the first battle, Allies fought off German assault. On November 24th Germany gave up and left.
  • Second battle of Ypres

    Second battle of Ypres
    In the second battle, Germans decided to us poison gas. More than 10,000 allies got affected. On May 25th, the allies withdrew.
  • U-boat attacked by Germany

    U-boat attacked by Germany
    The U-boat (Lusitania) was sunk in British waters and attacked by Germany, 1,198 U.S. citizens. Many people were mad.
  • Serbia is invaded

    The Central Powers go across the Danube River and capture Belgrade. It is invaded by Germany, Austria, and Bulgaria.
  • Battle of Verdun

    Battle of Verdun
    The battle of Verdun begins and continues for the rest of the year.
  • Belgians deported to Germany

    Belgians deported to Germany
    German troops begin taking Belgians in daily batches of 1,400 people. They work for force labor.
  • Battle of Jutland

    Battle of Jutland
    Germans try to break through the British blockade of German ports. In the two days battle, the British lose 111,980 tons of shipping. Germans lose 62,233 tons of shipping, so both sides claim victory
  • The Battle of Somme

    The Battle of Somme
    In an effort to draw German troops away from Verdun they started the battle. In one day, 20,000 British were killed and 40,000 wounded. It ended in November. The casualty count was 419,000 British, 194,000 French and 650,000 Germans.
  • The Zimmerman Telegram

    The Zimmerman Telegram
    America is alerted about it. In the decoded message it had a German plot against america.
  • America declared war on Germany

    A majority of the senate voted for war, and Wilson signed the declaration to go to war.
  • The ending of WW1

    The ending of WW1
    The war ended on November 11, 1918. Germany agreed to withdraw all land forces west of the Rhine River.