WORLD AT WAR
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