World War I

The war that 'would be over by Christmas' dragged on for four long years of bloody stalemate. Explore an overview of the war years in this timeline. World War I (WWI) was a major war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. It involved all the world's great powers,[4] which were assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (centred around the Triple Entente) and the Central Powers (originally centred around the Triple Alliance).

1914-07-05 00:00:00

Kaiser William II

Kaiser William II promised German support for Austria against Serbia

1914-07-28 00:00:00

War begins

Archduke Francis Ferdinand was killed

1914-08-01 00:00:00


Germany enters the war

1914-08-04 23:55:04


Britain declared war on Germany

1914-08-23 00:00:00


The BEF started its retreat from Mons. Germany invaded France.

1914-09-06 00:00:00

Battle of the Marne

Battle of the Marne started

1914-10-18 00:00:00


First Battle of Ypres

1914-10-29 05:46:46

Trench Warfare

Turkey entered the war on Germany’s side. Trench warfare started to dominate the Western Front.

1915-01-09 21:30:10


The first Zeppelin raid on Britain took place

World War I

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