Timeline of WW1

Timeline of WW1
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Assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria
Countries involved in World War 1, the leaders, wars and battles
8 million troops died & 21 million troops wounded
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Timeline of WW1 - Causes of WW1

  • There was a number of various alliances between European countries which were made to maintain a balance of power leading to the scale of the conflict of WW1. Many countries were  building their military forces, arms and battleships hoping to to regain lost territories from previous conflicts and build empires
  • The Bosnian Crisis - Serbia was furious when Austria-Hungary took over the former Turkish province of Bosnia in 1909
  • The Moroccan Crisis - Germany protested in 1911 against the French possession of Morocco

WW1 started 28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918

WW1 involved 2 opposing alliances: the Allies and the Central Powers
The countries of the Allies in WW1 included Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal and Montenegro
The countries of the Central Powers in WW1 included Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey and Bulgaria
Leaders of WW1 included Kaiser Wilhelm II, Tsar Nicholas II, Prince Alexander of Serbia, Sir Edward Grey (British Foreign Secretary), President Wilson U.S. President, H. H. Asquith and David Lloyd George

8 million troops died in WW1 and a further 21 million troops were wounded

 
     
  1914

1914 Timeline of WW1 July
WW1 starts July 28, 1914 but was triggered on 28 June 1914 by the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (heir to the throne of Austria and Hungary) and his pregnant wife Sophie

28 June 1914 - The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria took place in in Sarajevo, the capital of the Austro-Hungarian province of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The assassination was perpetrated by a Serbian terrorist group, called The Black Hand and the man who shot Franz Ferdinand and his wife was a Bosnian revolutionary called Gavrilo Princip

1914 Timeline of WW1 July

  • July 28,1914: Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia and WW1 begins
  • July 31,1914: Russia announced mobilization of their army and called upon the French to mobilize

1914 Timeline of WW1 August

  • August 1, 1914: Germany declared war on Russia
  • August 3,1914: Germany declared war on France. Germany invaded Belgium and the British foreign secretary, Sir Edward Grey, sent an ultimatum to Germany demanding their withdrawal from the neutral Belgium
  • August 4,1914: Britain declared war on Germany
  • August 6, 1914: Austria-Hungary declared war on Russia
  • Battle of Tannenberg - Won by the Germany against Russia
  • August 13, 1914: Japan declared war on Germany
 
   

1914 Timeline of WW1 September

  • September 15, 1914: First trenches of the western front were built
  • September: Battle of Masurian Lakes between the Russian First Army and Germany - no victory was claimed but over 100,000 Russians were taken prisoner

1914 Timeline of WW1 October

  • October 19, 1914: First Battle of Ypres - British lost a vast number of troops
  • October 29, 1914: Turkey enters the Great War helping with the naval bombardment of Russia

1914 Timeline of WW1 November

  • November 2, 1914: Russia declared war on Turkey
  • November 5, 1914: France and Britain declared war on Turkey

1914 Timeline of WW1 December

  • December 15, 1914: Unofficial Christmas Truce was announced
 
     
  1915

1915 Timeline of WW1

1915 Timeline of WW1 January

  • January - The first Zeppelins appeared over the coast of England
    • Zeppelins were rigid-framed airships (not balloons) filled with helium or hydrogen, used by the Germans in bombardments of England

1915 Timeline of WW1 February

  • February 4, 1915: Germany blocked the sea using submarines
  • Dardenelles - The British navy attacked Turkish forts in the Dardenelles

1915 Timeline of WW1 March

  • March 10–March 13: Battle of Neuve Chapelle

1915 Timeline of WW1 April

  • April 25, 1915: Battle for Gallipoli was started
  • April 22 – May 15, 1915 - Second Battle of Ypres

1915 Timeline of WW1 May

  • May 7, 1915: The Lusitania was sunk
    • The Lusitania, which had many American passengers aboard, was sunk by a German U-Boat
  • May 23, 1915: Italy declared war on Germany
 
   

1915 Timeline of WW1 June

  • June 4, 1915: Allies defeated at the Third Battle of Krithia
  • June 28–July 5, 1915: The British win the Battle of Gully Ravine.

1915 Timeline of WW1 July

  • July 9, 1915: The German forces in South-West Africa surrender

1915 Timeline of WW1 August

  • August 5, 1915: Warsaw was captured by Germany

1915 Timeline of WW1 September

  • September 25, 1915: Battle of Loos begins

1915 Timeline of WW1 October

  • October 14, 1915: Bulgaria declares war on Serbia
  • October 15, 1915: The United Kingdom declares war on Bulgaria
  • October 16, 1915: France declares war on Bulgaria

1915 Timeline of WW1 November

  • November 22 – November 25, 1915: Battle of Ctesiphon, in present-day Iraq

1915 Timeline of WW1 December

  • December 28, 1915 : Allies started evacuation of their troops from Gallipoli
 
     
  1916

1916 Timeline of WW1

1916 Timeline of WW1 January

  • Britain introduced conscription
  • January 11, 1916: Corfu occupied by the Allies

1916 Timeline of WW1 February

  • February 21, 1916- December 18, 1916: Battle of Verdun started. Over 1 million casualties were reported

1916 Timeline of WW1 March

  • March 8, 1916: Battle of Dujaila

1916 Timeline of WW1 April

  • Romania joined the war with the Allies
  • April 29, 1916: British forces surrendered to Turkish forces at Kut in Mesopotamia

1916 Timeline of WW1 May

  • May 31, 1916: Naval battle of Jutland was fought between Britain and Germany - day 1

1916 Timeline of WW1 June

  • June 1, 1916: Naval battle of Jutland was fought between Britain and Germany - day 2. Battle inconclusive but resulted in the alarmed Germans consigning their fleet to harbour
  • June 4, 1916: Start of the Brusilov Offensive
 
   

1916 Timeline of WW1 July

  • July 1, 1916 - Battle of the Somme commenced

1916 Timeline of WW1 August

  • August 10, 1916: End of the Brusilov Offensive

1916 Timeline of WW1 September

  • First use of tanks in the Battle of the Somme

1916 Timeline of WW1 October

  • October 24, 1916: The French recapture Fort Douaumont near Verdun

1916 Timeline of WW1 November

  • November, 1916 - Battle of the Somme ended as inconclusive but great losses on both sides
  • November 28, 1916:  First German air raid over London

1916 Timeline of WW1 December

  • December 7, 1916: Henry Asquith resigns and David Lloyd George becomes Prime Minister of Britain
  • December 18, 1916: Battle of Verdun ended - inconclusive but massive losses on both sides
  • December 31, 1916: Rasputin was murdered
 
     
  1917

1917 Timeline of WW1

1917 Timeline of WW1 January

  • January 9, 1917: Battle of the Roof

1917 Timeline of WW1 February

  • February 1, 1917: Germany declared unrestricted submarine warfare
  • February 23 – April 5, 1917: The Germans withdraw to the Hindenburg Line

1917 Timeline of WW1 March

  • March 8 – March 11, 1917: The British capture Baghdad
  • March 15, 1917 : Russian Revolution

1917 Timeline of WW1 April

  • April 6, 1917: USA declared war on Germany
  • April 16, 1917: France launched unsuccessful offensive on Western front

1917 Timeline of WW1 May

  • May 5 - May 15, 1917: Allied offensive on the Salonika Front

1917 Timeline of WW1 June

  • June 10 - June 29, 1917: Battle of Mount Ortigara
  • June 12, 1917:  King Constantine I of Greece abdicates
 
   

1917 Timeline of WW1 July

  • July 31 – November 6, 1917: Battle of Passchendaele also known as the Third Battle of Ypres

1917 Timeline of WW1 September

  • September 27 - September 28, 1917: Battle of Ramadi, Mesopotamia

1917 Timeline of WW1 October

  • October 24, 1917: Battle of Caporetto – the Italian Army was heavily defeated

1917 Timeline of WW1 November

  • November 6, 1917: Britain launched a major offensive on the Western Front
  • November 20, 1917: British tanks won a victory at Cambrai

1917 Timeline of WW1 December

  • December 5, 1917: Armistice between Russia and Germany was signed
  • December 9, 1917: Jerusalem was captured by Britain from the Turkish
 
     
  1918

1918 Timeline of WW1

1918 Timeline of WW1 January

  • January 8, 1918: Woodrow Wilson outlines his Fourteen Points

1918 Timeline of WW1 February

  • February 25, 1917: German troops capture Estonia

1918 Timeline of WW1 March

  • March 3, 1918: Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was signed between Germany and Russia
  • March 29, 1918: Marshall Foch was appointed Allied Commander on the Western Front

1918 Timeline of WW1 April

  • 9 - 29 April 1918: Battle of the Lys also known as the Battle of Estaires or the Fourth Battle of Ypres

1918 Timeline of WW1 July

  • July 15, 1918: Second Battle of Marne was started beginning the collapse of the German army

1918 Timeline of WW1 August

  • August 8 - 11, 1918: Battle of Amiens
 
   

1918 Timeline of WW1 September

  • September 12, 1918: Battle of Havrincourt
  • September 19, 1918: Turkish forces collapsed at Megiddo
  • September 28 – October 2, 1918: Fifth Battle of Ypres

1918 Timeline of WW1 October

  • October 28, 1918: Mutiny in German forces
  • October 30, 1918: Turkey signed armistice

1918 Timeline of WW1 November

  • Hindenberg line collapsed

1918 Timeline of WW1 December

  • November 9, 1918: Kaiser William II abdicated
  • November 11, 1918: End of WW I (the Great War) when the Armistice was signed at 11.00am in Redonthes in France
 
     
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