|Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated in Sarajevo
|Kaiser William II promised German support for Austria against Serbia
|Austria declared war on Serbia
|Germany declared war on Russia
|Germany declared war on France and invaded Belgium. Germany had to implement the Schlieffen Plan.
|Britain declared war on Germany
|The BEF started its retreat from Mons. Germany invaded France.
|Russian army defeated at Tannenburg and Masurian Lakes.
|Battle of the Marne started
|First Battle of Ypres
|Turkey entered the war on Germany’s side. Trench warfare started to dominate the Western Front.
|The first Zeppelin raid on Britain took place
|Britain bombarded Turkish forts in the Dardanelles
|Allied troops landed in Gallipoli
|The “Lusitania” was sunk by a German U-boat
|Italy declared war on Germany and Austria
|The Germans captured Warsaw from the Russians
|25 September .
|Start of the Battle of Loos
|The Allies started the evacuation of Gallipoli
|Conscription introduced in Britain
|Start of the Battle of Verdun
|British forces surrendered to Turkish forces at Kut in Mesopotamia
|Battle of Jutland
|Start of the Brusilov Offensive
|Start of the Battle of the Somme
|End of the Brusilov Offensive
|First use en masse of tanks at the Somme
|Lloyd George becomes British Prime Minister
|Germany’s unrestricted submarine warfare campaign started
|USA declared war on Germany
|France launched an unsuccessful offensive on the Western Front
|Start of the Third Battle at Ypres
|Battle of Caporetto – the Italian Army was heavily defeated
|Britain launched a major offensive on the Western Front
|British tanks won a victory at Cambrai
|Armistice between Germany and Russia signed
|Britain captured Jerusalem from the Turks
|The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was signed between Russia and Germany.
|Germany broke through on the Somme
|Marshall Foch was appointed Allied Commander on the Western Front
|Germany started an offensive in Flanders
|Second Battle of the Marne started. The start of the collapse of the German army
|The advance of the Allies was successful
|Turkish forces collapsed at Megiddo
|Germany asked the Allies for an armistice
|Germany’s navy mutinied
|Turkey made peace
|Austria made peace
|Kaiser William II abdicated
|Germany signed an armistice with the Allies – the official date of the end of World War One.
|Post-war – 1919
|Peace conference met at Paris
|The surrendered German naval fleet at Scapa Flow was scuttled.
|The Treaty of Versailles was signed by the Germans.