20th century war and conflict (1900-1950) by Liv


Anglo-Aro War

1901 - 1902

Second Boer War Ended

31 May 1902

Herero War

1904 - 1907

Russo-Japanese War

8 February 1904 - 5 September 1905

1905 Russian Revolution


French Conquest of Morocco


Italo-Turkish War

29 September 1911 - October 18 1912

First Balkan War

8 October 1912 - 30 May 1913

Second Balkan War

29 June 1913 - 10 August 1913

Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

June 28 1914

Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the heir to the Austrian-Hungarian throne. He was assassinated in Sarajevo. Along with many other reasons for the war beginning his death was the trigger to the begging of the First World War.

World War 1

28 July 1914 - 11 November 1918

WW1 was a horrible conflict, know as the Great War. It was meant to be the War that ened all wars- we know now that was not the case. The war lasted four year and it had a devastating effect killing millions of people, and injuring many more.

Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

28 July 1914

Australia entered the War

4 August 1914

Australian's showed much enthusiasm to being involved in the First world War. A new nation at the time Australia was very eager to prove its self. Australia entered the war the very same day the Brittan did.

First Battle of the Marne

5 September 1914 - 12 September 1914

This battle was fought on the western front in the early stages of the war. The battle took place at Marne River on the outskirts of Paris, France. The battle ended up being a Allied victory.

First Battle of Ypres

19 October 1914 - 22 November 1914

The battle was fought in the town of Ypres in western Belgium.
The battle is also know as 'First Battle of Flanders'.
Ypres is a strategically placed town which become the home to many more World War 1 Battles.

Christmas Truce

25 December 1914

During the first year of the War there was remarkable occurrence where on the first Christmas of the war, troops from both sides got along with eachother sung christmas songs together, wished each other Merry Christmas, and in one particular part were even friendly enough to pay a game of soccer.

Second Battle of Ypres

22 April 1915 - 25 May 1915

The battle marked the first time that Germany used poison gas on a large scale on the Western Front. The battle ened in Stalemate.

Gallipoli Campaign

25 April 1915 - 9 January 1916

The Galliopli Campaign is one of the most celebrated and well known battles for Australians. The starting date of Gallipoli marks ANZAC day. The Campaign took place on the Gallipoli peninsula in the Ottoman Empire now known as Turkey. The idea behind the campaign was to secure a sea route to Russia.


The Battle of Verdun

21 February 1916 - 18 December 1916

Verdun was one of the major battles fought on the Western Front. It was fought between the German and French armies. The battle was fought in the city of Verdun in north eastern France. The battle ended with a French tactical victory.

Battle of the Somme

1 July 1916 - 18 November 1916

The battle took place either side of the river Somme in France. The Battle stretched for over 40kms. By the time the battle paused in late autumn there had already been more than 1 million casualties. The Somme was one the largest Battles of World War 1.

Battle of Fromelles

16 july 1916 - 20 july 1916

The Battle of Fromelles is a Battle not very well known to Australians but it is one that definitely should be. With over 5,500 deaths in under 24 hours the Battle of Fromelles is the worst 24 hours in Australia's entire Military history. In 24 hours there were more deaths then the Korean, Vietnam and Bore war combined. The Battle was set up as a decoy to draw German troops away from the Somme. It was pretty much a suicide mission.

U.S enters the War

6 April 1917

Congress authorizes a declaration of war against Germany. The United States enters World War I on the side of France and Britain. After pearl Habour.

Battle of Passchendaele

31 July 1917 - 6 November 1917

Also known as Third Battle of Ypres, this Battle took place in the town of Ypres. It ended in Allied victory.

Battle of Cambrai

20 November 1917 - 8 December 1917

The Battle took place in Cambrai, France. Cambrai was a key supply point for the German. Cambrai was a British Campaign.
It resulted in stalemate.

Germany & Russia declare peace

3 March 1918

The Germans sign a peace treaty with the new government with Russia. This caused serious problems for the French, British, and Americans.

Battle of the Lys

7 April 1918 - 29 April 1918

Also known as the Fourth Battle of Ypres and the Third Battle of Flanders. It was originally planned by the Germans with the objective of capturing the town of Ypres therefore forcing the British forces back to the Channel ports.

Second Battle of Marne

15 July 1918 - 6 August 1918

The second Battle of Marne was the last major German Spring Offensive on the Western Front during the First World War. The defeat over Germany marked the start of the Allied advance which resulted in Armistice about 100 days later. The Second Battle of the Marne could be considered as the beginning of the end of World War 1.

Fifth Battle of Ypres

28 September 1918 - 2 October 1918

The Fifth Battle of Ypres is also known as the Advance of Flanders and the Battle of the Peaks of Flanders. It was one of the final Battles of World War 1. It ended in Allied victory.

Treaty of Versailles was signed

28 July 1919

The Treaty of Versailles was a peace Treaty signed at the end of World War 1. It was signed at the Place of Versailles in France. The treaty was signed exactly 5 years after the assignation of Franz Ferdinand. One of the most important and controversial requirements of the treaty made Germany accept the responsibility of causing the war.