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28 June: Franz Ferdinand (Archduke of Austria) is assassinated in Sarajevo.
28 July: Austria declares war with Serbia.
1 August: Germany declares war with Russia.
3 August: Germany declares war with France. On the same day the country’s armed forces invade Belgium.
29 October: Turkey enter the war on the German side.
25 April: Allied forces land in Gallipoli (Turkey)
23 May: Italy declares war on German and Austrian and enters the war on the side of the Allies.
19 December: The Allies begin their evacuation of Gallipoli, more than 44,000 Allied soldiers are killed.
27 January: Britain introduces military conscription.
1 July: The Battle of the Somme starts- in just 4 months the British suffered around 420,000 casualties French - 200,000 but the Germans - 500,000
6 April: The United States enter the conflict by declaring war on Germany.
5 December: Germany and Russia sign armistice agreement.
3 March: A treaty is signed with officially brings an end to the war between Russia and Germany.
4 October: Germany ask the Allies to sign an armistice agreement.
30 October: Turkey surrender by signing the Armistice of Mudros.
9 November: Kaiser William II of Germany abdicates and Germany is declared a republic.
11 November: Germany sign armistice agreement and the First World War is officially ended. Fighting on the Western Front ceases at 11 am.
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