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WWI Timeline - Aneal

  • Start of WWI

    Start of WWI
    This is significant to the war considering it is when the whole war started. Was it right to start this war in the first place? No,it was not worth all the lives lost just to take over land,
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    WWI (Weapons were a Major Turning point, Aswell as US Involvment and all the major battles.)

  • Australian forces in Egypt

    Australian forces in Egypt
    During this time, Australian troops were meant in stop at france or the middle east for six weeks of training. At the time, the British was incharge of the australians. They orderd their troops to go to Egypt Instead. This caused a minor delay.
  • British Bombarding the Dardnelles

    British Bombarding the Dardnelles
    Winston Churchill Suggested bombing the turkish forces. Before they landed. This was bad on his part because the turkish forces knew his play and got ready to defend. They sucessfully defended.
  • 2nd battle of Ypres

    2nd battle of Ypres
    First time that Germans used poison gas on a very large area.
    Horrible chemical warfare. Canadian forces managed to push them back onto European territory.
  • ANZACS Killed at Gallipoli

    ANZACS Killed at Gallipoli
    The ANZACS landed at Gallipoli and were servely slaughtered as they stepped foot on the beach. 600+ Men died this day.
  • Battle Of Nek

    Battle Of Nek
    Remember those australian forces Iwas talking about? They fought a suicidal mission. With this battlefeild being the size of a tennis court.
  • Allies Lose at Gallipoli

    Allies Lose at Gallipoli
    German Forces lose at Gallipoli, they retreat from their loss. They retreat losing minimal forces.
  • Battle of Verdun

    Battle of Verdun
    The Battle of Verdun is considered the greatest and lengthiest in world history. Never before or since has there been such a lengthy battle, involving so many men, situated on such a tiny piece of land. The battle, which lasted from 21 February 1916 until 19 December 1916 caused over an estimated 700,000 casualties (dead, wounded and missing). The battlefield was not even a square ten kilometres.
  • Germany declares war on Portugal

    Germany declares war on Portugal
    Germany delcared war on Portugal. Portugal sworn their alligance to brittian earlier that year. Portugal participated in the battle with britian. This increased britians army potential.
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    The involvment of the US army was a major event. It could've mmade the difference in a win or lose.
  • Battle of Somme

    Battle of Somme
    This was symbolised as the horrors of trench warfare in WW1. The British faced alot of backlash about this war, having many casualties. On the first dat alone there were 60, 00 casualties and 420,00 in total by the end of the battle.
  • 1st Vote For Conscription

    1st Vote For Conscription
    Not enough troops are signing up to the millitary. They want to force people to go to war. Prime Minister Billy Hughes held a referendum to let the people decide whether conscription should be enforced. very close vote, but conscription was then declined.
  • The Somme slaughter End

    The Somme slaughter End
    This ended the Somme fighting. Ending the Epic Batte of Somme after more than four months of bloody conflict. THe effect this had on the british army was that they were mowed down by german machine guns.
  • U.S.A declares war on Germany (TURNING POINT)

    U.S.A declares war on Germany (TURNING POINT)
    120 Americans were killed when German submarines sunk the Lusitania. Americans were outraged. not until 1917 were diplomatic agreements with Germany shattered when the Americans discovered Germany was provoking Mexico and Japan to attack the United States. This caused U.S.A to help weaken Germany and their forces.
  • Vimy Ridge

    Vimy Ridge
    It was a costly victory. Ten thousand Canadians lay dead or wounded. Capture Hill 70. The Canadian Corps was ordered to seize Vimy Ridge. The Canadians would be assaulting over an open graveyard since previous French attacks had failed with over 100,000 casualties.
  • Battle of Passchendaele

    Battle of Passchendaele
    31st of July the allies started the infantry attack on the Germans, this was then followed by the main assualt led by Sir Hubert Gough's men. During August heavy rain was seen for the first time in thirty years and made it difficult to walk or attack in trenches because of the mud. This was was nicknamed the war of mud. Mustard gas was used by the Germans as a last resort to try and drive the allies back, they failed.
  • 2nd Vote For Conscription

    2nd Vote For Conscription
    Prime Minister Billy Hughes again tried to enforce conscription with voting once again. The same thing happened. They people voted NO and conscription was rejected once more.
  • Australian and British pusg Germans Back From Villers-Bretonnuex

    Australian and British pusg Germans Back From Villers-Bretonnuex
    Australian and British forces attacked Villers-Bretonnuex, their plan was simple to attack from two different sides. (Basically an ambush). Australians came in from accross hill 104, while British attacked from the north west. This lead to great success with Germans being flushed out of Viller-Bretonnuex. This was the first use of German tanks.
  • Germany Signs an Armistice - Official end of WW1

    Germany Signs an Armistice - Official end of WW1
    Germany signs an Armistice to officially end WWI.