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.