Timeline of World War I

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The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

06/28/1914

A Serbian nationalist student, Gavrilo Princip assassinated the Austrian Archduke Ferdinand and his wife.

The Start of World War I

07/29/1914

Austria declared war on Serbia.

Britain declares war

08/04/1914

Britain dec lared war on Germany.

The Battle of the Frantiers

08/14/1914 - 8/24/1914

A series of battles fought al9ong the eastern frontiers of France after the outbreak of World War I.

Unofficial Christmas Truce

12/24/1914

A parites of German and British soldiers exchange greetings.

Dardenelles/Gallipolin Campaign begins

04/25/1915

A joint British and French operation was mounted to capture the Ottoman capital of COnstantinople and secure a sea route to Russia.

The Zeppelin aire raid on Britain

05/31/1915

German used zeppelins to attack London.

the Battle of Verdun

4/25/1916

The German mounted an attack on the French at Verdun designed to 'bleed the French dry'.

the Battle of the Somme

07/1/1916

The Battle of the Somme was one of the largest battles of the war. 58,000 British troops killed (one third of them killed) on the first day of the battle.

Recovery of France and Belgium

10/1918

The End of World War I

11/11/1918

Germany was out of sources.

The Treaty of Versailles is signed

6/28/1919

The treaty is signed by 33 countries.