On june 14 1914, Archduck Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in his car
War was declared and countries like great Britian, France, Germany and Russia joined the war
Trench war fare
The trench Warfare was a fighting style where soldiers dug into the ground for safety. The trenches were hard and soldiers often got sick or died due to terrible living conditions. these trenches were all in the east and western front. They were about 6-8 feet deep and were dug from the English channel to Switzerland
christmas truce of 1914
In December of ww1, the British, french and German troops made an unofficial cease fire to exchange Christmas greetings. It ended shortly after the troops were commanded to stop
2nd battle of marne
This battle was the result of the biggest German offensive. It was the first in a series of allied victories after German successes
Sinking of the lustiania
Germans sent a submarine torpedoed at the Lustiania that was traveling from New York to Britian
Battle of verdun
The battle of verdun was the bloodiest battle in ww1. Germans used total war to destroy french morale
Battle of somme
This was the largest battle and the most bloodiest battle of ww1, 57,000 British casualties have died in this battle.
Battle of Jutland
This battle was the largets Navy battle of ww1 between Britain and Germany, It involved 250 ships and about 100,000 men.
Russia withdrew from the war because of the revolution, they launched an attack on the western front in march of 1918, they lost 400,000 troops.
America enters the war
America joing the war helped made a defeat on Germany
This battle was fought by the Canadians and the Germans. Canada took about 4000 prisoners and lost about 3,000 troops
3rd battle of ypres
the 3rd battle of Ypres was fought by the allies and the Germans. General Sir Douglas Haig planned a major event to break through Ypres salient which had been occupied by the allies since 1914
The battle of cambrai
This was the first battle to use tanks
The official end of WW1
WW1 officially ended on the 11th day of the 11th month. The treaty of Versailies. Germany took the blame for WW1 and more countries were created after that.