WW1 Timeline

Timeline created by Colemank13
In History
  • Development of the Alliances before WW1

    Development of the Alliances before WW1
    Germany and Austria-Hungary had been close for half a century and agreed to help each other in case of a war and Italy joined and formed the Triple Alliance. France allied with Russia and Britain Because of suspicion about the Germans motives so they formed the Triple Entente.
  • The Alliances

    The Alliances
    The Triple Entente was mad up of France, Britain, and Russia. The Alliance was Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy.
  • WW1 Technology

    WW1 Technology
    WW1 technology changed a lot with things like machine guns chlorine gas. The war became more horrifying and gruesome because of the chemical gas. The chemical gas was first used in cans that would open and the wind take it across no-man's land into the enemy trenches. Later they developed it into bullets people could load into bigger artillery guns. The advancement in machine guns made a difference in the war too with countries making machine guns that go on plane wings.
  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    Gavrilo Princip, a Serbian nationlist had killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie on June 28, 1914. They were visiting the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo and had already had a bomb thrown at them earlier. Franz was traveling to visit the people who got hurt in the blast when he was shot.
  • Canadian Internment camps

    Canadian Internment camps
    On August 18th in 1914 Canada opened its first internment camp for people who are in Canada but are from enemy countries. The first one opened in Fort Henry, Ontario. It held mostly people with Ukranian descent and basically anyone who was descended from the countries part the Triple Alliance.
  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Pt 2

    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Pt 2
    A month after the assassination Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia and Austria-Hungary was supported by Germany(and later Italy) which would later be the Triple Alliance. Serbia asked Russia for help and they agreed and France and Britain joined as well and formed the Triple Entente. The assassination was the start of a brutal and devastating war that would last 4 years, 3 months, and 1 week.
  • First Canadian division arrives

    First Canadian division arrives
    he first Canadian division arrived in December of 1914 because Canada was still technically under British control.
  • The Second Battle of Ypres

    The Second Battle of Ypres
    The Second battle of Ypres was The first big and major war the Canadians fought in. It took place in Ypres salient in Belgium and lasted from April 22 to May 25 of 1915. The Canadian troops were holding an important section of the frontline until backup could arrive. Canada Proved their strength resisting the first massive poison attack. This battle was significant because it was the first use of toxic gas in trench warfare. But the Canadian troops held their own and ended up winning.
  • Manitoba Woman Get to Vote

    Manitoba Woman Get to Vote
    Women were not allowed to vote and they were fighting for equality and better rights prior to the war. But since the men were gone the woman had to work and do the men's jobs back home so they wanted the right to vote. And it happened with Manitoba becoming the first province to give the woman over 21 the right to vote and hold provincial office.
  • Battle of Somme pt 2

    Battle of Somme pt 2
    The Battle of Somme started on July 1st and ended on the 18th of November in 1916. It took place by the Somme River and the town of Somme. They were trying to hold the Germans from crossing the river and getting to Paris. It was one of the bloody battles of the war with around 1.2 million soldiers wounded or dead. The Canadians arrived in the final 3 months and were almost all wiped out. This battle was a pointless one cause nothing was gained and it was just a slaughter show.
  • Battle of Somme

    Battle of Somme
    The Battle of Somme started on July 1st and ended on the 18th of November in 1916. It took place by the Somme River and the town of Somme. They were trying to hold the Germans from crossing the river and getting to Paris. It was one of the bloody battles of the war with around 1.2 million soldiers wounded or dead. The Canadians arrived in the final 3 months and were almost all wiped out. This battle showed people Canadians courage and how they were one of the best front line troops.
  • The Beaumont Battle

    The Beaumont Battle
    The Beaumont Battle was on July 1st, 1916. It was a gruesome one for Canadians soldiers because within 30 minutes 324 of 801 were either missing or dead and another 386 were injured. Apparently there was a miscalculation they walked through barbed wire and heavy guns.
  • Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution
    The Russian revolution started when the peasants went against the government of Tsar Nicholas. A man named Vladmir Lenin led a group called Bolsheviks. The communist government created the soviet union. The people blamed Tsar for the deaths of Russians in WW1 because they were sent to war without proper training and had no shoes, food or even weapons. This ended with Tsar giving up the throne and Russia was split into two political parties the Petrograd Soviet and the Provisional Government.
  • Battle of Vimy Ridge

    Battle of Vimy Ridge
    The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought from April 9th to the 12th in 1917. It took place in northern France and is one of Canada's most celebrated victories. It was the first time all 4 Canadian divisions were fighting together and attacked Germany. They fought them for 3 days and captured the ridge; it was the most territory captured by any Allied force at that point in the war. This was a big win for the Canadian troops proving themselves as a strong country.
  • Conscription/ The draft

    Conscription/ The draft
    A conscription is mandatory military service for your country. Canada decided to have conscription's because they were losing men and voluntary men to fight for them. People realised that going over there is basically guaranteed death so that upset some people. And other people thought it was bad because they were farmers and were already giving most of the food they grow to the men overseas and thought they were already doing enough for the military.
  • Billy Bishops

    Billy Bishops
    An airplane pilot by the name of Billy Bishops raided an entire German airfield by himself. He shot down 3 enemy planes while raiding the airfield on June 2nd 1917. He would earn a Victoria cross for what he did and even though they didn’t know how accurate his story was.
  • Income tax

    Income tax
    Income tax was introduced on July 25th 1917 by Sir Thomas White. It was first called the income tax war act and it was supposed to be temporary for the Canadian government to get money to fund the war. But it ended up never acting and in 1948 it became just the income tax act.
  • The Battle of Passchendaele

    The Battle of Passchendaele
    The Battle of Passchendaele was fought from July 31st to November 10th in 1917. It took place on a ridge near the town of Passchendaele. The British were trying to break through German lines by capturing the ridge but were failing. The Canadians came on October 26th and they captured it on November 6th. Around 16,000 Canadians died in the battle and the Allies got nothing out of it which was the really sad part.
  • The Khaki Election

    The Khaki Election
    The Khaki Election was an important election cause it was about the draft and if Canada will have them. The election included Borden who promised in the beginning that he wouldn’t make people get drafted but he went back on it later as he thought it was the only way. This election also gave a chance for the men overseas to vote which was the first time that happened. The reason it's called the Khaiki Election i because that was the colour of the army's uniforms.
  • The Armistice

    The Armistice
    The armistice was an agreement to stop fighting with no one surrendering. They did this because both sides were weak and getting low on resources and it didn't make sense to keep fighting. So on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 the war was finally over.