WWI Timeline of Events

  • Archduke Ferdinand Assassinated

    Archduke Ferdinand Assassinated
    This picture is a picture of Franz Ferdinand, the man who was shot down by Gavrilo Princip, and the reason the war happened.
  • Period: to

    World War One

  • Austria-Hungary launches war on Serbia.

    Austria-Hungary launches war on Serbia.
    The flag of Austria-Hungary at the time, the first nation of WWI to go to war.
  • Canada enters WWI

    Canada enters WWI
    This is a picture of Robert Borden, the Prime Minister of Canada at the time and the man who leads us into the war.
  • The second battle of Ypres

    The second battle of Ypres
    An artist's rendition of the second battle of Ypres. As you can see, it was a brutal battle.
  • Lusitainia is sunk

    Lusitainia is sunk
    An artist's rendition of what the sinking of the Lusitania looked like.
  • Battle of the Somme

    Battle of the Somme
    The Somme River Valley today, after the brutal Battle of the Somme River Valley
  • USA enters the war

    USA enters the war
    A propaganda poster encouraging American enlistment in World War One because they had just entered the war.
  • Battle of Vimy Ridge

    Battle of Vimy Ridge
    An artist rendition of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, one the greatest moments in Canadiand history.
  • Battle of Passchendaele

    Battle of Passchendaele
    A photograph from the Battle of Passchendaele, note all of the mud on the land, a good sign of how brutal the terrain was.
  • Halifax Explosion

    Halifax Explosion
    The aftermath of the Halifax Explosion and two women presumably mourning the dead.
  • Treaty of Brest-Litovsk signed

    Treaty of Brest-Litovsk signed
    The treaty of Brest-Litovsk indicating that Russia has formally stopped their war effort.
  • Conscription becomes law in Canada

    Conscription becomes law in Canada
    An infographic showing the provinces which are for and against Conscription. Note how Quebec is the only province that opposes it.
  • Armstice

    The cover of a newspaper with a headline telling us that the Armstice has been signed and that Germany surrendered.
  • Treaty of Versailles is signed

    Treaty of Versailles is signed
    A photograph of the Treaty of Versailles, the treaty that formalizes peace.