World War 1 timeline

  • Costa Rica declares War on Germany

    Of course, these levels of 'involvement' differed hugely. Some countries mobilized millions of troops and fought hard for over four years, some... Read more

  • Third Battle Of The Aisne

    The Third Battle of the Aisne (French: 3e Bataille de L'Aisne) was a battle of the German Spring Offensive during World War I that focused on... Read more

  • Battle Of Cantigny

    The Battle of Cantigny, fought on 28 May 1918, the second day of the great German offensive, was the first American offensive of World War... Read more

  • Battle Of Belleau Wood

    The Battle of Belleau Wood (1 June 1918 – 26 June 1918) occurred during the German 1918 Spring Offensive in World War I, near the Marne River in... Read more

  • Battle Of Piave River

    The Battle of the Piave River, known in Italy as Battaglia del Solstizio (Battle of the Solstice), Battaglia di Mezzo Giugno (Battle of Middle... Read more

  • Chilwell Shell Filling Factory Explosion

    It's the forgotten tragedy in which 134 Nottingham workers were killed, and dozens more injured. It was also Britain's worst ever disaster... Read more

  • Battle of Hamel

    The Battle of Hamel (4 July 1918) was a successful attack launched by the Australian Corps of the Australian Imperial Force and several American... Read more

  • Haiti Declares War on Germany

    A month after the United States declared war Haitian President Sudre Dartiguenave asked the Haitian Congress for a declaration of war because of... Read more

  • Battle Of Abu Tellul

    The Battle of Abu Tellul (14 July 1918) occurred during World War I between British and Ottoman forces fighting for the village of Abu Tellul near... Read more

  • Second Battle Of The Marne

    The Second Battle of the Marne (French: 2e Bataille de la Marne), or Battle of Reims (15 July to 6 August 1918) was the last major German Spring... Read more

  • Battle Of Soissons

    The Battle of Soissons (also known as the Battle of Soissonnais and of the Ourcq (French: Bataille du Soissonnais et de L'Ourcq)) was a World War I... Read more

  • Honduras Declares War on Germany

    Honduran President Francisco Bertrand followed the United States' lead and broke relations at the same time Nicaragua did. In July 1918 it became... Read more

  • Battle Of Amiens

    The Battle of Amiens (also known as the Third Battle of Picardy (French: 3ème Bataille de Picardie)), which began on 8 August 1918, was the opening... Read more

  • Battle Of Mont St. Quentin

    The Battle of Mont St. Quentin was a battle on the Western Front during World War I. As part of the Allied counteroffensives on the Western Front... Read more

  • Battle Of Havrincourt

    The Battle of Havrincourt was a World War I battle fought on September 12, 1918, involving the British Third Army (under the command of General Sir... Read more

  • Battle Of Saint-Mihiel

    The Battle of Saint-Mihiel was a World War I battle fought between September 12 - 15, 1918, involving the American Expeditionary Force and 48,000... Read more

  • Battle Of Epehy

    The Battle of Épehy was a World War I battle fought on 18 September 1918, involving the British Fourth Army (under the command of General Henry... Read more

  • Battle Of Megiddo

    The Battle of Megiddo (Turkish: Megiddo Muharebesi, less commonly known as the Battle of Armageddon and sometimes called the Rout of Nablus (Nablus... Read more

  • Meuse-Argonne Offensive

    The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, also called the Battle of the Argonne Forest, was a part of the final Allied offensive of World War I that stretched... Read more

  • Battle Of Canal Du Nord

    The Battle of Canal du Nord was part of a general Allied offensive against German positions on the Western Front during the Hundred Days Offensive... Read more

  • Battle Of St. Quentin Canal

    The Battle of St Quentin Canal began on 29 September 1918 and involved Canadian, British, Australian and American forces spearheaded the attack... Read more

  • Battle of Cambrai (1918)

    The Battle of Cambrai was a battle between troops of the British First, Third and Fourth Armies and German Empire forces during the Hundred Days... Read more

  • Battle of Sharqat Begins

    The Battle of Sharqat (October 23—30, 1918) was between the British and the Ottoman Empire at the Mesopotamian Campaign in World War I, which... Read more

  • Armistice of Moudros Ends Hostilities in the Middle Eastern Theater

    The Armistice of Moudros (Turkish: Mondros Ateşkes Anlaşması) ended the hostilities in the Middle Eastern theatre between the Ottoman Empire and... Read more

  • Armistice Signed at Compiegne Marks the End of World War 1

    World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of... Read more