Franz Ferdinand was the Archduke of the Austrian-Hungarian empire. He was killed by Serbian assassins. His assassination was what set off WW1.
WW1 was a massive global conflict that took place in Europe. It started at July 28, 1914, when Austria declared war on Serbia. Due to many alliances between countries, half of the world was dragged into this war. The guns fell silent on November 11, 1918. Over 15 million people died during this war and many more were severely injured.
The German Empire invades Belgium to advance on the country of France.
This was a battle between the Russian empire and the German empire. Germany was victorious.
Italy changes sides.
This was one of the major battles of WW1. There were over 700,000 casualties, evenly split between the French and the German empire. It was the longest battle in WW1. It was declared a French victory.
The Germans used chlorine as a weapon.
The Battle of the Somme killed around 60 thousand British soldiers in the first 24 hours of battle.
Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada attacked German forces in Arras, France. It was a tactical allied victory.
Germany agrees to a ceasefire resulting in victory for the Allied forces. Although really, there was no winner in this horrific war.
The Treaty of Versailles was signed to officially end WW1 on this date.
This war was between the British Empire and Eastern Nigeria.
Gallipoli is arguably the most famous battle that the ANZACs were involved in. The ANZACs fought against the Ottoman empire (Turkey) along side Great Britain and France. The Ottoman Empire won.
The Battle of Fromelles was a truly devastating battle. It was a battle in France between over 30,000 British and Australian soldiers against 10,000 German troops. This battle was meant to be a diversion from the Battle of the Somme, to lure Germans to Fromelles. Around 5000 Australian soldiers died in this suicide mission. This battle was the worst battle of all time for Australia.