WWI Events

  • Ferdinand Assassination

    Archduke Francis Ferdinand is murdered by Serbian radicals in Sarajevo.
  • Declaration of War

    Austria declares war on Serbia
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  • German Declaration

    Germany declares war on Russia
  • Germany declares again

    Germany declares war on France and advances through Begium.
  • Britain declares

    Britain declares war on Germany, on behalf of Belgian treaties.
  • First Battle of the Marne

    Marne Information
    The Battle of the Marne begins in France.
  • Ottoman Declares

    The Ottoman Empire declares war and joins Germany.
  • Lusitania

    The United States ocean liner Lusitania was sunk by a German U-boat
  • Italy Declares

    Italy declares war on Germany and Austria.
  • Conscription

    Britain begins conscription (drafting) soldiers.
  • Verdun

    The Battle of Verdun begins
  • Somme

    The Battle of the Somme begins.
  • Lloyd George

    Lloyd info
    David George Lloyd is chosen as British Prime Minister.
  • Ypres

    Third Battle of Ypres begins, also known as Passchendaele
  • Italian defeat

    Italy is defeated at the Battle of Caporetto and is effectively neutralized.
  • Russian Armistice

    Russia and Germany sign an armistice to end fighting in the east, as Russia is dealing with civil insurrections at home.
  • Brest-Litovsk

    Treaty of Brest-Litovsk is signed between an ailing Russia and Germany.
  • Marne Again

    The Second Battle of the Marne begins and the German Army begins to fall apart.
  • Megiddo

    Ottoman Empire forces collapse at a battle in Megiddo.
  • German Request

    Germany asks for an armistice.
  • Mutiny on German Seas

    Germany's Navy mutinies after suicide plans are revealed.
  • Ottoman Peace

    Ottoman empire makes peace with other countries.
  • Austrian Peace

    Austria makes peace with the Entente
  • German Armistice

    Germany signs an armistice with the Allies and WWI officially ends.