The assassination of the Archduke by serbian rebels started the events that led to WWI. Austria-Hungary blamed this on Serbia and thus declared war.
July 28th 1914
Austria hungary declares war on serbia which draws in many of both sides allies thus starting WWI.
Germany invades Belgium
August 4, 1914
Germany invades Belgium in order to outflank France. This was crucial as Belgium also had a lot of iron to supply germany´s army.
Germany launches an invasion of France
september 6th 1914 - september 12th 1914
Germany tried to secure the western front by knocking out France to focus on invading Russia, this was met by stiff resistance when the combined forces of France and Great Britain turned them back six days later.
End of WW1
November 11 1918
the treaty of Versailles ended the war between Germany and the Allies. The treaty was really harsh on Germany, and many Germans hated it.
September 1st 1939
Germany declared war on Poland. Polands allies Great Britain and France then declared war on Germany, drawing in japan and Italy. this started WWII
France surrenders to Germany
June 22nd 1940
After 6 weeks of an invasion into France, many people of the government surrendered to Germany, some of the French millitary and government officials fled to continue the fight. Germany then established a puppet government in France.
Invasion of Normandy
June 6th 1944
The combined forces of America, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and some polish survivors, set onto the beaches of normandy to establish a beach head to retake France.
May 7th 1945
the surrender of Germany saw the decline of the Axis powers leaving only Japan in the fight. Then began the brutal island hopping campaign against Japan.
The end of WW2
September 2 1945
The end of WWII saw the most terrible war end. Many civilian and military casualties amounted to the carnage and destruction in the war.