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Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

June 28 1914

Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated while driving in Bosnia. The Assailant was susspected to have been a Serb.

World War One

July 28 1914 - November 11 1918

World War One

Britain Declares War

August 4 1914

After Belgium was attacked by Germany even though Belgium had neutral statis, Brittain retaliated by declaring war.

Battle of the Frontiers

August 22 1914

One of the first battles fought in WW1, the Battle of the frontiers comprised of german and french soldiers. At this point in the war, the Germans were attempting to invade France.

The Christmas truce

December 25 1914

The Christmas truce was a famous ceasefire where German and British soldiers fighting on the western front had a period of rest and peace.

Zepellin Raid

February 1 1915

Germany launches air raids on Britain. Using Zepellins, a type of elongated balloon the Germans bombed Brittain relentlessly.

The Dardenelles Campaign

February 15 1915 - December 20 1915

The Allied forces, hoping to invade Turkey entered through the mediteranean sea, landed on the shores of the Dardenelles. This campaign was one of the most important events of WW1, a famous part of this campaign was the Gallipoli landing.

The Battle of Verdun

February 21 1916 - December 16 1916

The battle of Verdun was one of the longest battles in WW1, One of the main reasons for germany starting this long and ruthless campaign was Verdun itself, Verdun is a historic site containing Forts and castles that were of much sentimental value to the French. So the Germans saw it as a target to bomb and destroy to "Bleed France white",German Chief of General Staff, von Falkenhayn.This conflitc led to the Battle of the Somme.

The Battle of the Somme

July 1 1916

The battle of the Somme preceded and caused by the Battle of Verdun, the Allies, in an attempt to releive the pressure of the battle Verdun started the battle against the Central powers.

The Recovery of France and Belgium

October 1918

After the long arduous conflict between France, Germany and the Allied Powers, German forces have retreated and the Allies once again regain control of France and Belgium.

End of WW1

November 11 1918

After a conflict that would go down in history finally ended, an Armistice was sign between the Allies and the Central powers.

The Treaty of Versailles is signed

June 28 1919

To ensure that peace remained in Europe between the Allies and Germany, the treaty of Versailles is signed, this very important document was sign in the vast hall of Versailles, hence it;s name.