WW1 TIMELINE

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In History
  • The assassination of Archduke

    The assassination of Archduke
    The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand happened on June 18, 1914. Archduke was killed in Bosnia. He was killed by a Serbian nationalist group called Black Hand who believed Bosnia belong to Serbia. His driver took the wrong way and the killer was sitting eating a sandwich. He killed Archduke and his lady and made a spark in starting WW1.
  • Domino Effect

    Domino Effect
    Austria declared war on Serbia after the death of Archduke. Germany supported Austria-Hungary and Russia supported Serbia. Germany declared war on Russia, but France supported Russia so Germany declared war on France. Germany invades Belgium on the way to France and Great Britain supported Belgium so Britain declares war on Germany.
  • Aircraft

    Aircraft
    Aircraft was invented in 1903 by the Wright Brothers. In WW1 they would use planes to fly above the battlefield and determine the enemy’s position and movements. As the war progressed, both sides began dropping bombs on the enemy’s ground. Soldiers on the ground would shoot down any plane they see even their own. To resolve this problem countries started marking their planes so people below would see which team their in.
  • Trenches

    Trenches
    Trenches were a long, thin ditches dug into the ground where the soldiers lived. The trenches was muddy and fifty and the toilets overflowed. A Lot of the soldiers got trench foot with made their foot rot. Trench foot were caused by the foot being cold and soaked in water for a long period of time.
  • Christmas Truce

    Christmas Truce
    The Christmas Truce happened when the soldiers agreed to stop fighting for a day to do a truce. The Germans started to light candles and sing Christmas carols. The British soon began doing the same thing. Brave soldiers began going to the No Man's Land and exchanging gifts with their enemy soldiers. Some generals didn’t want their soldiers doing Christmas truces because they were afraid their soldiers would be less aggressive.
  • Unrestricted Submarine Warfare

    Unrestricted Submarine Warfare
    Unrestricted Submarine Warfare is using submarines to attack and sink the ships of your enemy. The Germans introduce USW in the early 1915. Germany declared the area around the British Isle a war zone, in which all ships will be sunk by the German Navy. This lead to the sinking of the Lusitania by a German U-boat on May 7,1915. The attack drowned 1,201 people including 128 Americans.
  • Poison Gas

    Poison Gas
    The Germans were the first to use poison gas in WW1. The Germans shocked the Allied soldiers with more than 150 ton of lethal chlorine gas. The chlorine gas burned the throats of its victims. The gas could also lead to blindness and death.
  • US enters the War

    US enters the War
    The British ship “Lusitania” was sunk by a German’s submarine. There were 100 Americans on the ship that were killed, this made America angry. Another thing that made the US go to war was the Zimmerman Telegram. The Germans wanted to send a message to Mexico to join them, promising them Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico back. The British got a hold of the telegram and told the US and the US joined the war.
  • Breakfast

    Breakfast
    It is a menu card from the U.S.M.S. The menu has Quakers Oats and eggs in any style. They also have lamb fries breaded, minced capon, and fried potatoes. They have coffee, tea, and cocoa as beverage. A healthy choice would be assorted fruits.
  • Richard Leith's Christmas Letter to Mom

    Richard Leith's Christmas Letter to Mom
    Richard has to stay in regiment for a couple more months. His Christmas packages aren’t coming in yet because the German planes have been bombing the railroad. The bombs sound like the 4th of July. He is in a dugout with Lieut. Richard got him some condensed milk and beef cubes. There are also a lot of trench fever cases.
  • Coldest Winter

    Coldest Winter
    This has been the worst winter for the States. Snow fell in October, leaving 8 to 10 inches in Maine. An average of 20 inches of snow in 6 states. Northern states were as low as 20 degrees below zero. The highest temperature recorded during the winter was 58 degrees.
  • Richard Leith's Letter to Mother and Father

    Richard Leith's Letter to Mother and Father
    “We can hear the guns quite plainly”. The gun shots have been going on continuously for a week. It has been raining in France every day for 2 weeks and is raining today. The sun only comes out for a while during the day. Richard then went on a picnic with two American nurses.
  • Gas Poisoning in Warfare

    Gas Poisoning in Warfare
    The note was about the pathology and treatment of gas poison. The notes also has formula and the name of different gases used. The notes also tells the symptoms that you might have with the gas and what it is. There is information regarding gas alarms, gas-proof, and defense against gas. It also tells methods of clearing gas from dugouts and how what you can do to prevent it from getting worse.
  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day
    Armistice Day was passed on November 11, 1918. Armistice was signed by representatives of Great Britain, France, and Germany. It marks the day the war ended on the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month. People would pay respect to all of those who lost their lives during WW1 and have a 2 minute moment of silence and by wearing a red poppy. Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day in 1954 to honor victims and veterans of all wars.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailles brought WW1 to an end. The treaty was signed on June 28, 1919. The treaty was signed in France. The negotiation was handled by the big four United States, Great Britain, France, and Italy. The Treaty of Versailles forced Germany to pay for war reparations, admit to being the cause of the war, and having a cap on the size of their military.
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