WW1 Timeline

Timeline created by CarlCaluglug
In History
  • First Canadian Division arrives

    First Canadian Division arrives
    The 1st Canadian Division arrived in France in December 1914.
  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    In June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife travelled to Bosnia for a visit. As they headed to their destination they escaped death when Serbian terrorists threw a bomb at their open-topped car. However, they were not lucky at all as they were driven past Gavrilo Princip. They were soon shot at point-blank range by Gavrilo Princip. After this devastating assassination, Austria-Hungary was furious and, with Germany’s support, declared war on Serbia on July 28.
  • Development and Alliances

    Development and Alliances
    The importance of an alliance is to protect others in arms. The rivalry over colonies led to the formation of formal military alliances between the major powers. These alliances while providing a certain amount of security also reduced the chances for maneuverability and diplomacy in the event of a crisis or the outbreak of war.
    Triple Alliance countries
    1. Germany
    2. Austria-Hungary
    3. Italy
    Triple Entente countries
    1. Great Britain
    2. France
    3. Russia
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    World War 1 starts
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    Second Battle of Ypres

    Ypres is a town in Belgium on the border of France. The main countries that were fighting were France, The British Empire and Germany. After the Second Battle of Ypres, Germany was the first to ever use poison gas on the Western Front. It also marked the first time when the 1st Canadian division defeated the European Power in the Battle of St. Julien and Battle of Kitchener’s Wood. This battle inspired the poem “In Flanders Fields”.
  • Manitoba Women get to Vote

    Manitoba Women get to Vote
    Before the war, they were typically the homemaker, nurse, teacher or low-paying jobs. Right after the war broke out, their husbands were fighting in the war. They needed to make money to support their families during the time of war. After working a lot in factories supporting the war by making munitions women felt like they should be allowed to vote after the war.
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    The Battle of Somme

    The Battle of the Somme was a co-operative between the British and the French forces. It started on July 1st of 1916 and ended on November 18, 1916. The battle took place on the Somme River in Northern France. It was a failed attempt to retake the river the Germans won the fight.
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    The Conscription Crisis

    The conscription required men who were between the age of 20-45 to enlist for military service. Because one part of it people who were forward to the conscription were from British colonies and almost all French Canadian people opposed serving the British Empire. French Canadians felt like their rights were taken away because conscription required them to partake in a war they didn’t want to be in.
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    Russian Revolution

    During the war, Czar Nicholas was forced to abdicate his spot on the throne which put an end to the Romanov dynasty. Vladimir Lenin soon rose into power and with his army, the Bolsheviks, executed the Romanovs. With the Romanovs no longer being in power, the Bolsheviks rose in their place and established the soviet union (U.S.S.R).
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    Battle of Vimy Ridge

    The battle of Vimy Ridge took place in the western front of northern France. The combatants who fought during this were the four divisions of the Canadian Corps against three divisions of the German Army
    the initial attack was intended to attract remaining German reserves from France.
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    Battle of Passchendaele

    The battle of Passchendaele is also known as the third battle of Ypres. The battle started on July 31, 1917 to November 10, 1917.
  • Income Tax Introduced

    Income Tax Introduced
    Income tax was introduced to temporarily finance the war which later on became permanent. After the war ended the government still needed to pay for war-related things, they later introduced sales taxes in 1920. By 1948 Income War Tax Act was no longer temporary so they then replaced it with the Income Tax Act.
  • The Khaki Election

    The Khaki Election
    In 1917 Canada held a federal election which was sometimes referred to as the khaki election. It was held to elect someone in the House of Commons in the 13th parliament of Canada. Robert Borden and Wilfred Laurier were the candidates for prime minister. They fought over conscription. The wartime elections act gave women the chance to vote while their husbands were serving overseas. The military service act allowed the conscription of men to serve the army.
  • Armistice

    A formal agreement between two countries or groups at war to stop fighting for a particular time, or to talk about peace. We remember the armistice as remembrance day on the 11th hour of the 11th day of November 1918.