Timeline

THE GREAT WAR – 1914

 

 

June 28th                    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand at Sarajevo

 

July 28th                     Austria declares war on Serbia

 

Aug 1st                       Germany declares war on Russia

 

Aug 2nd                       Moltke appointed commander of German Armies

 

Aug 3rd                       Germany declares war on France

 

Aug 4th                        Germany invades Belgium

 

Aug 4th                        Britain declares war on Germany

 

Aug 4th                        Sir John French appointed commander of the B.E.F

 

Aug 7th – 16th              B.E.F. lands in France

 

Aug 21st                      Ludendorff apptd. Chief of Staff of the 8th Army

 

Aug 22nd                     Hindenburg appointed commander of the 8th Army

 

Aug 23rd                      Battle of Mons

 

Aug 24th                      Main German army enter France

 

Aug 28th – 30th            Battle of Tannenberg

 

Aug – Nov                  1st campaign in East Africa

 

Sept 5th – 10th              1st battle of Marne – German invasion halted

 

Sept 6th – 15th              Battle of Masurian Lakes

 

Sept 9th – 12th              Battle of Lemberg

 

11th Sept                      Battle of the Aisne

 

Sept 14th                      Moltke resigns, succeeded by Falkenhayn

 

Sept 15th                      1st trenches dug

 

Mid Sept                     Laurence Binyon wrote the poem “For the Fallen”

 

Sept 17th/Oct 18th        Race to the sea

 

21st Sept                      Poem “For the Fallen” was published in “The                                                                       Times” newspaper

 

Oct                              Allied army conquest of German S.W. Africa

 

Nov 1st                         Battle of Coronel

 

Nov 2nd                        Russia declares war on Turkey

 

Nov 6th                         Britain and France declare war on Turkey

 

Nov 11th – early Dec.   Germans push Russia further East

 

Dec 2nd                         Austro-Hungarians capture Belgrade

 

Dec 8th                          Battle of Falkland Islands

 

Dec 11th                        Serbians recapture Belgrade

 

Dec 25th                        Christmas Truce in some parts of the front

 

 

Note!

 

Red text indicates British involvement

 

Black text indicates other theatres of war

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s