Franz Ferdinand was the heir to the throne of Hungarian/Austrain Throne. The assissination of Franz Ferdinand was one of the main reasons of the start of WW1.
World War 1 (The Great War)
28 July 1914 - 11 november 1918
WW1 was known as the great war which went for 4 years. Many people died or were seriously injured. During the great war many battles happened that resulted in many dead, wounded or were taken in as casualties. Many weapons and gases were used in the war to win such as machine guns and poisonous gas. Poisonous gas was brought in by the by the Germans and was made very popular. Planes were also used to spy on the enemies and were used in battles. The average lifespan of an active pilot during the war was 17 days.
Battle of Frontiers
14 August 1914 - 24 August 1914
The battle of frontiers was a series of battles. This war involved the germans against the French, The UK and the belguim. The germans won this war. Many died in this war.
Battle of Mons
23 August 1914
The first major battle of WW1 that involved the british army. The british army were fighting against the germans.
Battle of Tannenburg
23 August 1914 - 30 August 1914
The battle of Tannenburg was a battle between the russians and the germans. The Germans won this battle and the battle caused 78,000 people to be killed or wounded.
Battle of Haligoland
28 August 1914
The battle of Haligoland was the first naval war of WW1. The battle of Heligoland was between the british and the germans. The british army declared war on Germany. The british won this small battle! :)
Battle of Marne
5 September 1914 - 12 September 1914
The battle of marne was fought near the Marne river, paris. The battle was fought between the british, the germans and the french. The battle was won by the germans and it also resulted in over 300,000 people dead.
First Battle of Aisne
12 September 1914 - 15 September 1914
England and france were allies together against Germany. Fought against the Aisne River France. Many people died. around 15,000 british soldiers died and its unknown how many german and french soldiers died. The battle didnt have a winner it was indecisive.
First Battle of Ypres
October 19 1914 - November 22 1914
The first battle of Ypres was also known as the battle of flanders. This battle was the British, belguim and French army against the germans. 300,000 soldiers were either killed, wounded or missing after this event.
Planes first used
23 October 1914
Planes were used a lot in WW1. On average a pilots average lifespan was 17 days in action. Planes were also used for spying on other armies, for photography and for dropping bombs and attacks on others.
Poisonous Gas first used
31 January 1915
Poisonous gas was first used by the german empire.
The Gallipoli conflict took place in Turkey. it was a war brought on by the australians but resulted in turkey winning. Turkey won because they knew the australians were coming so they prepared by making their base higher up and by preparing to shoot australians as soon as they came to shore. The Gallipoli Conflict went for 9 months. The war ended because Australia retreated as they knew they would never win. it was a hopeless case.
Battle of Verdun
21 February 1916 - 18 December 1916
The battle of Verdun was between the french and the germans. The battle of Verdan was fought at Verdun-sur-Meuse, France. This battle was won by the french and was one of the biggest battles of WW1. 500,000+ soldiers were killed in this war.
Battle of Albert
1 July 1916 - 13 July 1916
In this battle the French and allies fought against germans. The Germans won. 10,000+ soldiers were killed, injured or missing.
Tanks were first used at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette on September 15,1916. They were first used by the british who started out with 49 tanks.
First Battle of Gaza
March 26 1917
This battle was between the german/ottoman empire against the british empire. This was a short battle and ended with the Ottoman./german empire winning. This battle was fought at Gaza, southern Palestine.
Battle of Arras
9 April 1917 - 16 May 1917
The battle of Arras was fought with the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Newfoundland against the german empire. The germans lost this war. This war was fought near Arras, Belguim and it lost 300,000 soldiers due to the fact they went missing, they were killed or they were injured. http://www.toptenz.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Battle-of-Arras.jpg
Fought near the Aisne River France. USA, British and french army fought against the germans. The germans retreated. 130,000 people were recorded dead.
September 26 1918 - November 11 1918
This battle was the end of all battles and the war. This battle was located at Argonne Forest France and was between the french/USA against the germans. The French and USA won. This is a very important battle as it was one of the final battles of the war.