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World War One timeline, starting in 1914:
28th June - Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated in Sarajevo
5th July - Kaiser Wilhelm II promised German support for Austria against Serbia
28th July - Austria declared war on Serbia
1st August - Germany declared war on Russia
3rd August - Germany declared war on France and invaded Belgium. Germany had to implement the Schlieffen Plan.
4th August - Britain declared war on Germany
23rd August - The BEF started its retreat from Mons. Germany invaded France.
26th August - Russian army defeated at Tannenberg and Masurian Lakes.
6th September - Battle of the Marne started.
18th October - First Battle of Ypres.
29th October - Turkey entered the war on Germany's side. Trench warfare started to dominate the Western Front.
19th January - The first Zeppelin raid on Britain took place
19th February - Britain bombarded Turkish forts in the Dardanelles
25th April - Allied troops landed in Gallipoli
7th May - the “Lusitania” was sunk by a German U-boat
23rd May - Italy declared war on Germany and Austria
5th August - The Germans captured Warsaw from the Russians
25th September - Start of the Battle of Loos
19th December - The Allies started the evacuation of Gallipoli
27th January - Conscription introduced in Britain
21st February - Start of the Battle of Verdun
29th April - British forces surrendered to Turkish forces at Kut in Mesopotamia
31st May - Battle of Jutland
4th June - Start of the Brusilov Offensive
1st July - Start of the Battle of the Somme
10th August - End of the Brusilov Offensive
15th September -First use en-masse of tanks at the Somme
7th December - Lloyd George becomes British Prime Minister
1st February - Germany's unrestricted submarine warfare campaign started
6th April - USA declared war on Germany
16th April- France launched an unsuccessful offensive on the Western Front
31st July - Start of the Third Battle at Ypres
24th October - Battle of Caporetto - the Italian Army was heavily defeated
6th November - Britain launched a major offensive on the Western Front
10th November - British tanks won a victory at Cambrai
5th December - Armistice between Germany and Russia signed
9th December - Britain captured Jerusalem from the Turks
3rd March - The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was signed between Russia and Germany
21st March - Germany broke through on the Somme
29th March - Marshall Foch was appointed Allied Commander on the Western Front
9th April - Germany started an offensive in Flanders
15th July - Second Battle of the Marne started. The start of the collapse of the German army
8th August - the advance of the Allies was successful
19th September - Turkish forces collapsed at Megiddo
4th October - Germany asked the Allies for an armistice
29th October - Germany's navy mutinied
30th October - Turkey made peace
3rd November - Austria made peace
9th November - Kaiser William II abdicated
11th November - Germany signed an armistice with the Allies - the official date of the end of World War One.
4th January - Peace conference met at Paris
21st June - The surrendered German naval fleet at Scapa Flow was scuttled.
28th June - The Treaty of Versailles was signed by the Germans.
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