Thursday, April 6, 2017

WW1: 100: US

"Timeline of World War One "

une 28th        Francis Ferdinand assassinated at Sarajevo
July 5th      Kaiser William II promised German support for Austria against Serbia
July 28th     Austria declared war on Serbia
August 1st    Germany declared war on Russia
August 3rd     Germany declared war on France and invaded Belgium. Germany had to implement the Schlieffen Plan.
August 4th      Britain declared war on Germany
August 23rd        The BEF started its retreat from Mons. Germany invaded France.
August 26th       Russian army defeated at Tannenburg and Masurian Lakes.
September 6th         Battle of the Marne started
October 18th           First Battle of Ypres
October 29th     Turkey entered the war on Germany’s side. Trench warfare started to dominate the Western Front.

January 19th         The first Zeppelin raid on Britain took place
February 19th     Britain bombarded Turkish forts in the Dardanelles
April 25th        Allied troops landed in Gallipoli
May 7th             The “Lusitania" was sunk by a German U-boat
May 23rd             Italy declared war on Germany and Austria
August 5th            The Germans captured Warsaw from the Russians
September 25th          Start of the Battle of Loos
December 19th             The Allies started the evacuation of Gallipoli

January 27th         Conscription introduced in Britain
February 21st         Start of the Battle of Verdun
April 29th       British forces surrendered to Turkish forces at Kut in Mesopotamia
May 31st         Battle of Jutland
June 4th      Start of the Brusilov Offensive
July 1st         Start of the Battle of the Somme
August 10th         End of the Brusilov Offensive
September 15th       First use en masse of tanks at the Somme
December 7th         Lloyd George becomes British Prime Minister

February 1st     Germany’s unrestricted submarine warfare campaign started
April 6th          USA declared war on Germany
April 16th        France launched an unsuccessful offensive on the Western Front
July 31st       Start of the Third Battle at Ypres
October 24th        Battle of Caporetto – the Italian Army was heavily defeated
November 6th              Britain launched a major offensive on the Western Front
November 20th          British tanks won a victory at Cambrai
December 5th         Armistice between Germany and Russia signed
December 9th           Britain captured Jerusalem from the Turks

March 3rd        The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was signed between Russia and Germany.
March 21st     Germany broke through on the Somme
March 29th    Marshall Foch was appointed Allied Commander on the Western Front
April 9th         Germany started an offensive in Flanders
July 15th     Second Battle of the Marne started. The start of the collapse of the German army
August 8th    The advance of the Allies was successful
September 19th      Turkish forces collapsed at Megiddo
October 4th        Germany asked the Allies for an armistice
October 29th       Germany’s navy mutinied
October 30th      Turkey made peace
November 3rd      Austria made peace
November 9th      Kaiser William II abdicated
November 11th     Germany signed an armistice with the Allies – the official date of the end of World War One.

Post-war – 1919
January 4th      Peace conference met at Paris
June 21st      The surrendered German naval fleet at Scapa Flow was scuttled.
June 28th    The Treaty of Versailles was signed by the Germans.

^  Today marks the 100th anniversary of the US entering World War 1. A year and 7 months later we had won (the actual war started in 1914 for most of the world.) The events in Bold happened after the US entered the war. ^

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