WWI Timeline

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Francis Ferdinand assassinated at Sarajevo

June 28, 1914

Kaiser William II promised German support for Austria against Serbia

July 5, 1914

Austria declared war on Serbia

July 28, 1914

Germany declared war on Russia

August 1, 1914

Germany declared war on France and invaded Belgium

August 3,1914

Britain declared war on Germany

August 4, 1914

The BEF started its retreat from Mons. Germany invaded France

August 23, 1914

Russian army defeated at Tannenburg and MasurianLakes

August 26, 1914

Battle of the Marne started

September 6, 1914

First Battle of Ypres

October 18, 1914

Trench warfare started to dominate the Western Front

October 29, 1914

The first Zeppelin raid on Britain took place

January 19, 1915

Britain bombarded Turkish forts in the Dardanelles

February 19, 1915

Allied troops landed in Gallipoli

April 25, 1915

The "Lusitania" was sunk by a German U-boat

May 7, 1915

Italy delcared war on Germany and Austria

May 23, 1915

The Germans captured Warsaw from the Russians

August 5, 1915

Start of the Battle of Loos

September 25, 1915

The Allies started the evacuation of Gallipoli

December 19, 1915

Conscription introduced in Britain

January 27, 1916

Start of the Battle of Verdun

February 21, 1916

British forces surrendered to Turkish forces at Kut in Mesopotamia

April 29, 1916

Battle of Jutland

May 31, 1916

Start of the Brusilov Offensive

June 4, 1916

Start of the Battle of the Somme

July 1, 1916

End of the Brusilov Offensive

August 10, 1916

First use en masse of tanks at the Somme

September 15, 1916

Lloyd George becomes British Prime Minister

December 7, 1916

Germany's unresticted submarine warfare campaign started

February 1, 1917

USA declared war on Germany

April 6, 1917

France launched an unsuccessful offensive in the Western Front

April 16, 1917

Start of eh Third Battle of Ypres

July 31, 1917

Battle of Caporetto - the Italian Army was heavily defeated

October 24, 1917

Britain launched a major offensive on the Western Front

November 6, 1917

British tanks won a victory at Cambrai

November 20, 1917

Armistice between Germany and Russia signed

December 5, 1917

Britain captured Jerusalem from the Turks

December 9, 1917

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

March 3, 1918

Germany broke through on the Somme

March 21, 1918

Marshall Foch was appointed Allied Commander on the Western Front

March 29, 1918

Germany started an offensive in Flanders

April 9, 1918

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

July 15, 1918

The advance of the Allies was successful

August 8, 1918

Turkish forces collapsed at Megiddo

September 19, 1918

Germany asked the allies for an amistice

October 4, 1918

Germany's navy mutinied

October 29, 1918

Turkey made peace

October 30, 1918

Austria made peace

November 3, 1918

Kaiser Willhelm II abdicated

November 9, 1918

Germany signed an armistice with Allies - Official date WWI ended

November 11, 1918

Peace confrence met at Paris

January 4, 1919

The surrounded German naval fleet at Scalpa Flow was scuttled

June 21, 1919