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World War 11914-1918

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Franz Ferdinand was assasinated by Gavrilo Princip on June 28th, 1914. This was essentially the start of the war. This was the start of the war because this created a confllict between the two groups.


Armed Soliders waiting in the trenches

Agreement made between two or more countries to give each other help if it is needed Important- meant some countries had no option but to declare war if one of their allies did

Pride in ones country, lots of things led to this.- reuification of italy in 1861-reuification of Germany in 1871



When a country takes over newlands or countries and makes them subject to their ruleThe amount of lands owned by Britan and France sort of edged on Germany which scrambled for land because they only had small parts of Africa.


When you build up an army.-France and Germany's military was more than doubling in size soon making their battle ships.-Von Schlieffen (German) wanted to attack France by going through Beligum

June 28th - Assasination of Franz FerdinandJuly 5th - Austrian Emperor promises "full support" of GermanyJuly 23rd- Austro-Hungarian Government send ultimatum to SerbiaJuly 25th- Austro-Hungary severs diplomatic relations with SerbiaJuly 31st- Belgian Government order Mobilisation-Russian Government order General Mobilisation -Austro-Hungarian Government order General Mobilisation- Turkish Government order Mobilisation August 1st-German goverment declares war on RussiaAugust 3rd- Germany declares war on FranceAugust 4th-Great Britan declares war on Germany at 11 pm -Germany declares war on BelgiumAugust 6th-Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia- Serbia declares war on Russia-Battle of the Frontiers


Propaganda poster for joining the army.

The Spark

Some of the weapons used in World War 1

Archduke Franz Ferdinand

German soliders on a railroad car

"When the torpedo struck, there was no mistaking it for anything else." A passenger describes the attack and sinking of his ship by a German submarine.http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/w1frm.htm


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