World War One events

World War One

The assassination of Franz Ferdinand

June 28 1914

On June 28th 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife were shot dead in Sarajevo by Garvrillo Princip, one of a group of six Bosnian Serb assassins coordinated by Danilo llic.

The Start of World War 1 (The Great War)

July 28 1914

World War I was a global war centred in Europe that began on July 28th 1914. It was called the World War or the Great War; until the start of World War II in 1939. World War I involved all the world's great powers, which were assembled in two opposing alliances: Allies( based on the Triple Entente of the United Kingdom, France and Russia) and the Central Powers which consists of Austria-Hungary and Italy. Italy, Japan and the United States joined the Alliesm and the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria the Central Powers. There were 70 million casualties.

Britain declares War

August 4 1914

The United Kingdom declares war on Germany

The batlle of Frontiers

August 19 1914 - August 24 1914

The Battle of the Frontiers was a series of battles fought along the eastern frontier of France and in southern Balgium shortly after the outbreak of World War I. The battles represented a collision between the military strategies of the French Plan XVII and the German Schlieffen Plan.

Unofficial Christmas Truce

December 24 1914 - December 25 1914

The Christmas truce was an unofficial ceasefires that took place along the Western Front around Christmas 1914, during World War I. Parties of German and British soldiers began to exchange seasonal greetings and songs between their trenches; on occasion, the tension was reduced to the point that individuals would walk across to talk to their opposite numbers bearing gifts.

The Zepplin air raid on Britain

January 19 1915 - January 20 1915

Germany employed three Zeppelins in a two-day bombing mission against Britain. A total of nine people were killed and some buildings were damaged. Morale dropped and people feared further raids and believed a German invasion would follow.

Gallipoli campaign

February 19 1915 - January 9 1916

The Gallipoli Campaign took place on the Gallipoli peninsular in the Ottoman Empire. The campaign was the first major battle undertaken in war by Australia and New Zealand. ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand, commemorates the veterans in Australia and New Zealand. It resulted in the Allies defeat and the Ottoman's victory

The battle of Verdun

21 February 1916 - 18 December 1916

The battle of Verdun was one of the major battles on the Western Front. It was a fight between German and French armies. There were a total of 976,000 casualties. Most of these casualties had been inflicted by artillery rather than by small fire arms.

The Battle of Somme

July 1 1916 - November 18 1916

The Battle of Somme was a battle with the United Kingdom and France against the German Empire. The Battle of Somme was one of the largest battles of the war. By the time the battle ended in November, the forces involved had suffered more than 1 million casualties, making it one of the bloodiest battles ever recorded. The battle ended in Germany's defeat.

Recovery of France and Belgium by the Allies

October 1918

The allies had taken most of the German-occupied France and parts of Belgium.

The treaty of Versailles is singed

June 28 1919

The Treaty of Versailles was one of the peace treaties at the end of World War one. It ended the war between Germany and the Allied powers. It was singed exactly 5 years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

The end of World War I

January 10 1920

The war between many countries has ended

Duration of World War One

Duration of World War One

July 28 1914 - January 10 1920