WW1 Timeline

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    WW1 Timeline

  • Assasination of the Archduke

    Assasination of the Archduke
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assasinated on June 28, 1914 in Sarajevo by Galvrilo Princip. His assasination was the spark that started the First World War.
  • Austria-Hungary Declares War

    Austria-Hungary Declares War
    On July 28 1914 Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, wanting revenge on the Serbian assasin. Austria-Hungary and Serbia are first two countries in the war. The signifigance of this that it is the beginning of the war and Serbia was the country that sparked the war.
  • The First Battle of Marne

    The First Battle of Marne
    September 5-12, 1914 was the First Battle of Marne. This war resulted in an allied victory against Germany Army under Chief of Staff Helmuth von Moltke the Younger. This was the first war where trenches were used.
  • Second Battle of Ypres

    Second Battle of Ypres
    The Second Battle of Ypres was the first battle Germans used Poison Gas.
  • Battle of Verdun

    Battle of Verdun
    The battle of Verdun begins on February 21, 1916. It was one of the bloodiest wars in human history.
  • Battle of Somme

    Battle of Somme
    July 1, 1916 the Battle of Somme began. During this battle Tanks were first introduced to battles. It is also one of the largest battles that happened during WW1. More than 1,000,000 people were wounded and killed, this was one of the bloodiest battles in human history.
  • United State declares war on Germany

    United State declares war on Germany
    On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson aske a special joint session of Congress for the Declaration. On April 6, 1917 President Wilson declared war.
  • Battle of Passchendaele

    Battle of Passchendaele
    The Battle of Passchendaele is also know as the Third Battle of Ypres. They attacked with the goal of overwelming the central powers.
  • Second Battle of Marne

    Second Battle of Marne
    The Second Battle of Marne was the last major German Spring Offensive on the Western Front during WW1.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailles was a peace treaty that was signed on June 28, 1919 exactly 5 years after the archduke was assainated, that ended the first world war.