WW1

Key dates for History GCSE Paper 1

Alliances

Dual alliance

1879

Triple alliance

1882

Triple entente

1893

Anglo-Japanese alliance

1902

Entente cordiale

1904

Anglo-Russian agreement

1907

Crises

1st Moroccan Crisis

1904 - 1906

Bosnian crisis

July 1908 - March 1909

2nd Morocco (Agadir) crisis

1911

Balkans crisis

April 1912 - October 1913

July crisis

28th June 1914 - 4th August 1914

Pre-WW1

Germany builds up navy

1898

Arms race

1900 - 1914

Three power standard for British navy

1902

Britain leaves splendid isolation

1904

Naval race

1906 - 1914

Austria Hungary takes over Bosnia

1908

'Blank cheque' from Germany to Austria Hungary

5th July 1914

Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

28th July 1914

WW1

Schlieffen plan initiated

1st August 1914

Germany declares war on Russia

1st August 1914

Germany invades Belgium

4th August 1914

France and Britain Declare War on Germany

4th August 1914

Russian revolution

1917 - 1918

USA join the Allies

6th April 1917

Mutiny in German navy at Kiel

1918

Allies offer the 14 points

August 1918

Workers strike in Berlin

9th November 1918

The Kaiser abdicates

10th November 1918

Allies win the war

11th November 1918

Battles

Battle of Mons

23rd August 1914

Battle of the Marne

September 1914

The race to the sea

12th October 1914

Gallipoli campaign

March 1915 - December 1915

Second battle of Ypres

April 1915 - May 1915

Battle of Verdun

February 1916 - December 1916

The war at sea, the battle of Jutland

31st May 1916 - 1st June 1916

Battle of the Somme

July 1916 - November 1916

Passchendaele, the 3rd battle of Ypres

July 1917 - November 1917

Battle of Messines, Flanders

1st July 1917

Ludendorff Offensive

March 21 1918 - July 18 1918

Hundred days, Allied advance

August 1918 - 11th November 1918