Soldiers going into battle during the first World War

The timeline of the first World War.


1914 June 28thEdit

Francis Ferdinand was assassinated at Sarajevo.

1914 July 5thEdit

Kraiser William II promised German Support for Austria against Serbia.

1914 July 28thEdit

Austria declared war on Serbia.

1914 August 1stEdit

Germany declared war on Russia.

1914 August 3rdEdit

Germany declared war on France and invaded Belgium. Germany had to implement the Schlieffen Plan.

1914 August 4thEdit

Britain declared war on Germany.

1914 August 23rdEdit

The BEF started its retreat from Mons. Germany invaded France.

1914  August 26thEdit

The Russian Army was defeated at Tannenburg and Masurian Lakes.

1914 September 6thEdit

Battle of the Marne began.

1914 October 18thEdit

First Battle of Ypres.

1914 October 29thEdit

Turkey entered the war on Germany's side. Trench Warfare stared to dominate the Western Front.

1915 January 19thEdit

The first Zeppelin raid on Britain took place.

1915 Febuary 19thEdit

Britain bombared Turkish forts in the Dardanelles.

1915 April 25thEdit

Allied troops landed in Gallipoli.

1915 May 7thEdit

The Lusitania was sunk by a German U Boat.

1915 May 23rdEdit

Italy declared war on Germany and Austria.

1915 August 5thEdit

The Germans captured Warsaw from the Russians.

1915 September 25thEdit

Start of the Battle of Loos.

1915 December 19thEdit

The Allies started the evacuation of Gallipoli.

1916 January 27thEdit

Conscription introduced in Britain.

1916 Febuary 21stEdit

Start of the Battle of Verdun.

1916 April 29thEdit

British forces surrendered to Turkish forces at Kut in Mesopotamia.

1916 May 31stEdit

Battle of Jutland.

1916 June 4thEdit

Start of the Brusilov Offensive.

1916 July 1stEdit

Start of the Battle of Somme.

1916 August 10thEdit

End of the Brusilov Offensive.

1916 September 15thEdit

First use en masse of tanks in the Somme.

1916 December 7thEdit

Lloyd Goarge becomes British Prime Minister.

1917 Febuary 1stEdit

Germany's unrestricted submarine warfare campeign began.

1917 April 6thEdit

USA declared war on Germany.

1917 April 16thEdit

France launched an unsuccessful offensive on the Western Front.

1917 July 31stEdit

Start of the Third Battle of Ypres.

1917 October 24thEdit

Battle of Caporetto-the Italian Army was heavily defeated.

1917 November 6thEdit

Britain launched a major offensive on the Western Front.

1917 November 20thEdit

British Tanks won a victory at Cambrai.

1917 December 5thEdit

Armistice between Russia and Germany signed.

1917 December 9thEdit

Britain captured Jerusalem from the Turks.

1918 March 3rdEdit

The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was signed between Russia and Germany.

1918 March 21stEdit

Germany broke through on the Somme.

1918 March 29thEdit

Marshall Forch was appointed Allied Commander on the Western Front.

1918 April 9thEdit

Germany started an offensive in Flanders.

1918 July 15thEdit

Second Battle of the Marne started. The start of the collapse of the German Army.

1918 August 8thEdit

The advance of the allies was successful.

1918 September 19thEdit

Turkish forces collapsed at Megiddo.

1918 October 4thEdit

Germany asked the Allies for the armistice.

1918 October 29thEdit

Germany's Navy mutunied.

1918 October 30thEdit

Turkey made peace.

1918 November 3rdEdit

Austria made peace.

1918 November 9thEdit

Kaiser William II abdicated.

1918 November 11thEdit

Germany signed at armistice with the Allies-the official date of the first World War's end.

1919 January 4thEdit

Peace conference met at Paris.

1919 June 21stEdit

The surrendered German naval fleet at Scapa Flow was scuttled.

1919 June 28thEdit

The Treaty Of Versailles was signed by Germans.