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WWI Timeline

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    World War I Timeline

  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    This created tension between Serbia and Austria. Soon after, Kaiser William II promised Austria German support, the first alliance we see in the war.
  • Austria Declares War

    Austria Declares War
    Austria declares war on Serbia.
  • Germany Declares War

    Germany Declares War
    Germany declares war on Russia because of so many alliances that had been made.
  • Germany declares War on France

    Germany declares War on France
    While declaring war on France, Germany invade Belgium. They therefore had to apply the Schlieffen Plan.
  • Britain Declares War

    Britain Declares War
    Britain declares war on Germany. Britain had been opposed to Germany before, so this was their chance to beat them.
  • Battle of Marne

    Battle of Marne
    The Battle of Marne stopped the German offensive, thereby keeping France in the War.
  • First Battle of Ypres

    The Battle at the Belgian city of Ypres was won by the Allies.
  • Ottoman Empire Enters the War

    Ottoman Empire Enters the War
    First use of trench warfare.
  • British Bombard Forts

    British Bombard Forts
    Britain bomabrds Turkish forts in the Dardanelles.
  • Lusitania is Sunk!

    A German U-boat sunk the Lusitania, an American ship. Germany did this to try to get America involved in the war.
  • Italy Declares War

    Italy declares war on Germany and Austria.
  • Battle of Loos

    As a result of the Battle of Loos, the British suffered 50,000 casualties while Germany suffered 25,000 casualties.
  • Battle of Verdun

    This battle was fought between the German and French armies. It is the longest battle fought in World War I.
  • Battle of Jutland

    This battle is the greatest naval battle of the First World War.
  • Battle of the Somme

    To relieve France of their many casualties from the Battle of Verdun, the Allies decided to attack Germany.
  • Submarine Warfare Started

    Germany started their submarine warfare campaign to try a second to get America in the War.
  • USA Enters the War!

    After being neutral since the War had started, America finally made a declaration of war on Germany.
  • Cambrai Victory

    British tanks won a victory at Cambrai, where after, the favorable use of tanks had suffered.
  • Armistice

    Germany and Russia signed an armistice, therefore pulling Russia out of the war.
  • Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

    This treaty brought the official end of war between Russia and Germany.
  • Second Battle of the Marne

    The Second Battle of the Marne is where we can see when the Germany army starts collapsing.
  • Allies Advance

    Allies successfuly advance in the Battle of Amiens.
  • Germany Asks for Armistice

    Germany asks for armistice from the Allies, thereby surrendering.
  • Turkey Makes Peace

    Turkey leaves the war by making peace with all the countries.
  • Austria Makes Peace

    Austria leaves the war by making peace with all the countries.
  • End of War

    This is the official date of the end of World War I. Germany signed an armistice with the Allies.
  • Peace Conference

    A peace conference is met at Paris.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    The Treaty of Versailles is signed by Germany. The three most important politicians there were David Lloyd George, Georges Clemenceau and Woodrow Wilson.