WW1 timeline

  • Assasination of Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sofia

    Assasination of Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sofia
    WWI had begun on June 28, 1914 when the Archduke and heir to the Austria Hungary throne, Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sofia, were assassinated by a Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip
  • Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

    Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia
    Ausria-Hungary declares war on Serbia as Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assasinated by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo
  • Germany declares war on Russia

    Germany declares war on Russia
    Germany declared war with Russia because they (Germany) had an alliance with Austria-Hungary who declared war on Serbia and Russia was allies with Serbia,
  • Germany declares war on France.

    Germany declares war on France.
    Germany was claiming that French planes had bombed the German town of Nuremberg leading to Germany declaring war on France.
  • The United Kingdom declares war on Germany

    The United Kingdom declares war on Germany
    The United Kingdom declares war on Germany, after Germany invades Belgium and Britain was forced (by the Treaty of Washington) to help Belgium in the event of an invasion.
  • Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia

    Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia
    Austria-Hungary declared war on Russia and at almost the same time Serbia declared war on Germany
  • The Battle of Tannenberg begins

    The Battle of Tannenberg begins
    The battle of Tannenberg was a fight between the Russian Empire and the German Empire in the early days of World War I. It was fought by the Russia's first and second army and the eighth German army. The battle almost completely destroyed all of Russia's second army.
  • The First Battle of the Marne begins

    The First Battle of the Marne begins
    The first Battle of the Marne begins and trench warfare begins as both sides begin to use trenches as a way to protect and attack each other.
  • Battle of Ypres begins.

    Battle of Ypres begins.
    The Battle of Ypres started when the British entered the town, unaware that the German forces advancing toward the town aswell. This soon lead to a war
  • The United Kingdom announces that the North Sea is a military area

    The United Kingdom announces that the North Sea is a military area
    The United Kingdom announces that the North Sea is a military area, creating a blockade of goods into Germany.
  • The unofficial Christmas truce is declared.

    The unofficial Christmas truce is declared.
    During christmas time, soldiers on both sides of the southern portion of the Ypres stopped fighting and all met in No Man's Land to bury the dead and exchange cigarettes.
  • Germany declares a "war zone" around Great Britain

     Germany declares a "war zone" around Great Britain
  • The Dardanelles Campaign begins

    The Dardanelles Campaign begins
    The British and the French launched an attack using navy forces on the Turkishin the Dardanelles in northwestern Turkey
  • The Second Battle of Ypres begins

    The Second Battle of Ypres begins
    The Second Battle of Ypres begins and it is tin this battle where Germany first uses poisonous gases.
  • The Battle of Gallipoli begins

    The Battle of Gallipoli begins
    The battle of Gallipoli begins when Wiston Churchill wants to attack the Turkey but the British has a point on the coast that could not be acessed and well-defended by Turkish troops organized by German officers.
  • The British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by German U-boat, U-20

    The British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by German U-boat, U-20
    The RMS Lusitania sunk when was torpedoed by a German U-boat which hit and lead to the boat sinking.
  • Tsar Nicholas II takes personal control over Russia's armies.

    Tsar Nicholas II takes personal control over Russia's armies.
    Tsar Nicholas II takes over the russian army even though the russian parliment thought that it was a bad idea.
  • The Battle of Verdun begins.

    The Battle of Verdun begins.
    The battle of Verdun was one of the longest battles in world war one and caused over an estimated 700,000 casualties (deaths, wounded and people who were missing)
  • The Battle of Jutland begins

    The Battle of Jutland begins
    The Battle of Jutland was the largest naval battle of World War I. It took place between the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas
  • The Battle of the Somme begins

    The Battle of the Somme begins
    The battle of Sommone was designed to relieve the pressure on the French suffering at Verdun. The British army at the Somme consisted mainly of learner recruits. Most had only had little training and many had to learn the skill of shooting accurately.
  • Russian Tsar Nicholas II steps down

    Russian Tsar Nicholas II steps down
    Russian Tsar Nicholas II no longer wishes to rule over the russian army so he steps down.
  • The United States declares war on Germany.

    The United States declares war on Germany.
    The United States declared war on Germany due to the fact that the U-boat that sunk RMS Lusitania waas a GGerman boat.
  • The Russians agreed to stop fighting against Germany

    The Russians agreed to stop fighting against Germany
    The Russians and Germans come together and agree that they will no longer fight against each other
  • U.S. President Woodrow Wilson issues his Fourteen Points to peace.

     U.S. President Woodrow Wilson issues his Fourteen Points to peace.
    On January 18th, 1917 U.S. President Woodrow Wilson issues his Fourteen Points to peace. He issued that there be 1.be no more secret alliences 2. open the use of the seas 3.open the trade of the countries 4.reduce the use of weapons. Point 5 announced the needs of colonial people and Points 6 through 13 discussed specific land claims per country.Point 14 was the most important, it was for an international organization that would be responsible for helping to keep peace amoungst the nations.
  • Russia signs a peace treaty with the Central Powers.

     Russia signs a peace treaty with the Central Powers.
    The russians sign a peace treaty between themselves and the Central Powers
  • Germany launches the Spring Offensive.

    Germany launches the Spring Offensive.
    The German Spring Offensive was a number of attacks launched by Germany on the British in the spring of 1918
  • German Baron Manfred von Richthofen, is shot down.

    German Baron Manfred von Richthofen, is shot down.
    Baron Manfred von Richthofen was one of Germany's best pilots but was shot down and the bullet had done fatal damage to his heart and lungs. He died soon after Australian troops found him in his aircraft
  • The Second Battle of the Marne begins

    The Second Battle of the Marne begins
    The second battle of the Marne was thought as Germany's final big attempt at breakthrough on the Western Front before the arrival of the increasing U.S. troops on the battlefield.
  • German Kaiser Wilhelm II steps down and flees Germany

    German Kaiser Wilhelm II steps down and flees Germany
    Kaiser Wilhem II fled germany becuase of the United States' full scale entry into the war, combined with severe German shortages of men and materials from years of attrition-based trench warfare, leading to Germany's military collapse.
  • Germany signs the armistice at Compiegne, France

    Germany signs the armistice at Compiegne, France
    Fighting ends on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month (i.e 11 a.m. on November 11)
  • The Treaty of Versailles officially ends WWI

    The Treaty of Versailles officially ends WWI
    The Versailles Treaty, was the peace settlement between Germany and the Allied Powers that officially ended World War I