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The Great War Timeline

1914
28th June 1914 Francis Ferdinand assassinated at Sarajevo. ....More
5th July 1914 Kaiser William II promised German support for Austria against Serbia ....More
28th July 1914 Austria declared war on Serbia ....More
1st August 1914 Germany declared war on Russia ....More
3rd August 1914 Germany declared war on France and invaded Belgium. ....More
4th August 1914 Britain declared war on Germany ....More
23rd August 1914 The BEF started its retreat from Mons. ....More
26th August 1914 Battle of Tannenberg ....More
6th September 1914 Battle of the Marne ....More
9th September 1914 Russian army defeated at Masurian Lakes. ....More
19th October 1914 First Battle of Ypres ....More
29th October 1914 Turkey entered the war on Germany’s side. ....More
1915
19th January 1915 The first Zeppelin raid on Britain took place on January 19 1915 ....More
19th February 1915 Britain bombarded Turkish forts in the Dardanelles ....More
25th April 1915 Allied troops landed in Gallipoli ....More
7th May 1915 The Lusitania was sunk by a German U-boat ....More
23rd May 1915 Italy declared war on Germany and Austria ....More
5th August 1915 The Germans captured Warsaw from the Russians ....More
25th September 1915 Start of the Battle of Loos ....More
22nd November 1915 The Allies started the evacuation of Gallipoli ....More
30th December 1915 H.M.S Natal Incident ....More
1916
27th January 1916 Conscription introduced in Britain ....More
21st February 1916 Start of the Battle of Verdun ....More
29th April 1916 British forces surrendered to Turkish forces at Kut in Mesopotamia ....More
31st May 1916 Battle of Jutland ....More
4th June 1916 Start of the Brusilov Offensive ....More
1st July 1916 Start of the Battle of the Somme ....More
4th July 1916 Mametz wood (The Somme) ....More
7th July 1916 News Reaches Home ....More
14th July 1916 The Assault on Bazentin Ridge (The Somme) ....More
15th July 1916 1st South African brigade take "Devel's Wood" (The Somme) ....More
23rd July 1916 Anzacs capture Pozières (The Somme) ....More
10th August 1916 Twenty million watch the Battle of the Somme film ....More
10th August 1916 End of the Brusilov Offensive ....More
15th September 1916 Battle of Flers Courcelette ....More
17th September 1916 Germany Takes to the sky ....More
25th September 1916 Morval and Thiepval Ridge ....More
13th November 1916 Battle on the River Ancre. ....More
7th December 1916 Lloyd George becomes British Prime Minister ....More
1917
1st February 1917 Germany’s submarine warfare campaign started ....More
6th April 1917 America declared war on Germany ....More
9th April 1917 The Battle of Arras ....More
16th April 1917 The Nivelle Offensive started ....More
31st July 1917 The Third Battle at Ypres (Passchendaele) starts ....More
23rd October 1917 Battle of Caporetto ....More
6th November 1917 Major offensive launched by Britain on the Western Front (Last Battle of Passche ....More
20th November 1917 Victory at Cambrai ....More
5th December 1917 Armistice between Germany and Russia signed ....More
9th December 1917 Britain captured Jerusalem from the Turks ....More
1918
3rd March 1918 The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was signed between Russia and Germany ....More
21st March 1918 Germany broke through on the Somme (Kaiserschlacht) ....More
3rd April 1918 Marshal Foch was appointed Allied Commander on the Western Front ....More
9th April 1918 Germany started an offensive in Flanders ....More
15th July 1918 Second Battle of the Marne started. The start of the collapse of the German army ....More
8th August 1918 Attack at Amiens ....More
19th September 1918 Turkish forces collapsed at Megiddo ....More
4th October 1918 Germany asked the Allies for an armistice ....More
29th October 1918 Germany’s navy mutinied ....More
30th October 1918 Ottoman Empire signs treaty with Allies ....More
3rd November 1918 Austria made peace ....More
9th November 1918 Kaiser William II abdicated ....More
11th November 1918 Germany signed an armistice with the Allies. ....More


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