WORLD AT WAR

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The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

June 28, 1914

Arch­duke Franz Fer­di­nand of Aus­tria is as­sas­si­nated by Bosnian Serb, Gavrilo Prin­cip, start­ing a chain of events that led to the First World War.

Au­gust 7, 1914

The Bri­tish Ex­pe­di­tionary Force ar­rive in France.

April 22, 1915

Ger­man forces fire more than 150 tons of chlo­rine gas at Ypres, Bel­gium, the first ma­jor chem­i­cal weapons at­tack of the con­flict.

Jan­uary 27, 1916

Con­scrip­tion is in­tro­duced in Bri­tain.

April 2, 1916

A Zep­pelin raid on Ed­in­burgh killed 13.

July 1, 1916

The first day of the Bat­tle of the Somme. 58,000 Bri­tish troops are killed.

April 6, 1917

The United States de­clares war on Ger­many.

March 21, 1918

The Spring Of­fen­sive, the fi­nal ma­jor Ger­man at­tack of the war, is launched. It was re­pelled by the Al­lies.

Septem­ber 29, 1918

The Ger­man Army Com­mand tells Kaiser Wil­helm II the war is lost.

November 11 1918

Ar­mistice is signed be­tween the Al­lies and Cen­tral Pow­ers.

Franz Fer­di­nand as­sas­si­na­tion

The Ar­mistice deal is signed

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