The assassination led directly to World War I, when Austria-Hungary directly issued a warning to the Kingdom of Serbia. After the warning was rejected, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.
The Battle of the Frontiers
August 14th, 1914
The battles took place between German troops and the armies of France and Britain.The Franco-British troops were driven back by the German armed forces. This resulted in the Germans invading northern France.
First Battle of Ypres
October 19, 1914 - November 22, 1914
The fighting was fierce. Industrial warfare between opposing armies was indecisive, with the movement of troops hindered by the heaps of bodies.The fighting was so fierce that historians later divided it into five stages
The Dardanelles Campaign and Resignation of Churchill
February 9, 1915 - June 9, 1916
The Dardanelles Campaign was disastrous for the British. Hoping that a victory against the Turks would turn the odds in their favor, Franco-British forces launched a naval attack on Turkish forces in the area of Dardanelles
The Second Battle of Ypres , 1915)
April 22, 1915 - May 25, 1915
The battle saw the first mass use of poison gas by the German armed forces on the Western Front. It marked the first time a former colonial force defeated a European power in Europe.By the end, the city of Ypres was demolished. The war caused both sides to develop gas weapons, forever changing the future of warfare.
Battle of Verdun
February 21 1916 - December 18 1916
The battle was fought between the German and French armed forces on the Western Front. The battle was a huge loss to the German forces, however, resulting in General Falkenhayne being sacked.
America Enters the War
In March 1917, after Berlin sank five American ships, it forced the issue. President Wilson asked the Congress to vote on ‘a war to end all wars’ and American troops began to arrive on the Western Front by 1918.
March 21 ,1918 - April 5, 1918
It consisted of various smaller battles, including the Battle of St. Quentin, the Battle of Roseires and the Battle of Ancre.A major German offensive during the war, it was launched from the Hindenburg Line in France.
Battle of St. Mihiel
September 12,1918 - September 18,1918
One of the last major battles of the War, it involved the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) and the U.S. Army Air Service. It was the first and only offensive launched solely by the USA.
November 11, 1918
Was signed at Le Francport near Compiegne. It effectively ended the fighting on land, sea and air in the First World War. It marked a victory for the Allies and a defeat for the German forces, though not a formal surrender.