WW1 Timeline — a detailed timeline of the Great War
The following WW1 timeline pages lay out the principal events of the Great War day by day with a year on each page.
It's very easy for Europeans to get the impression that the Great War was all about digging trenches and involved the British, French, Canadians, Australians, Americans and of course the Germans. Looking at the principal events of WW1 quickly shows you why this was called a 'World War'. So many countries and so many places were involved. Not only did the war take place on the ground but also at sea and in the air; it truly was a World War.1914 Timeline 1915 Timeline 1916 Timeline 1917 Timeline 1918 Timeline
Before Endeavours Fade
by Rose E.B. Coombs
From the Belgian coast, across the fields of Flanders, over the valley of the Somme and down the line to the Argonne: all the major battlefields of the First World War - Ypres, Arras, Cambrai, Amiens, St. Quentin, Mons, Le Cateau, Reims, Verdun and St. Mihiel - are criss-crossed in this book over more than thirty different routes, each clearly shown on a Michelin map.
The Western Front
by Richard Holmes
Best known for his BBC series presentations in War Walks and War Walks II, military history buff Richard Holmes chronicles the bloodiest days of World War I in The Western Front. This detailed compendium covers everything from how the front was created and the British Army in France, to the battle of Verdun and the last Hundred Days of the war.
Various sources have been used to create this timeline but a large proportion have come from a 1987 reprint of the following book first published in 1922 by His Majesty's Stationery Office:History of the Great War - Principal Events 1914-1918. ISBN - 0 948 13031 8