World War 1 Timeline

WW1 Soldiers in Trench
Soldiers resting in trench
Below is a timeline of WW1 from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the event that sparked the war, up through the armistice (cease fire) agreed upon between the Allies and Germany in 1918. The Treaty of Versailles that officially ended the war between Germany and the Allies was signed on June 28th of 1919. The timeline on this page list just some of the important and major events of WWI along with some facts about the event. We will be adding links to each year for more detailed information.

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1914 WW1 Timeline

1915 WW1 Timeline

1916 WW1 Timeline

1917 WW1 Timeline

1918 WW1 Timeline