World War 1. By: Haille Madill 3B. German Involvement . Cause of the war.
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By: Haille Madill
The war started when a Serbian student named Gavrilo Princip assassinated the Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand. Austria wanted to go to war with Serbia, but hesitated because Serbia and Russia had made a defensive treaty. So Austria and Germany made a defensive treaty, that said Germany would defend them from Russia if they went to war with Serbia.
Germany had been developing plans to invade every European country Since Bismarck. One of the plans was the Schlieffen Plan. Which was a plan to encircle the enemy. This plan was used for the invasion of France and other battles. Their plan was to attack Belgium and then proceed south into France.
World War 1 began when Germany invaded Belgium. The day after the declaration against France, Germany lead soldiers into France. It took three days, but Germany captured the stronghold of Liege, and Belgium fell.
The battle of Marne was fought from September 5 to September 12, 1914. It was a Franco-British victory against The German Army under Chief of Staff Helmuth Von Moltke. It was an attempt by Germany to take over Paris.
Germany declares war on Russia.
Archduke Franz Ferdinand and wife is assassinated.
Italy declared war on Germany and Austria.
July 28, 1924
June 28, 1914
August 1, 1914
August 3, 1914
May 23, 1915
April 6, 1917
Austria declares war on Siberia
Germany declared war on France and invaded Belgium.
America declares war on Germany
Germany signs the armistice at Compiegne, France. Fighting ends on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month
U.S president Woodrow Wilson issues his fourteen points to peace.
Germanys flying ace, the Red Baron is shot down
March 21, 1918
January 8, 1918
April 21, 1918
November 9, 1918
November 11, 1918
June 28, 1919
German Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicates and flees Germany.
The Treaty of Versailles is signed and officially ends war.
Germany launches the Spring Offensive