WWI Timeline

Format: 08/2016
Format: 08/2016
28 June 1914

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of the Austro-Hungarian Empire is assassinated in Sarajevo.

28 July 1914

The Austro-Hungarian Empire declares war on Serbia

1 August 1914

Germany declares war on Russia. France mobilises its military forces. Italy and Belgium announce neutrality

2 August 1914

Germany invades Luxembourg and Belgium. Germany and Turkey sign an alliance

3 August 1914

Germany declares war on France. Great Britain mobilises its military forces

4 August 1914

Australian Prime Minister Andrew Fisher declares that Australia will support Great Britain 'to the last man and the last shilling’

Australia pledges a force of 20,000 men

Great Britain declares war on Germany

Germany declares war on Belgium. United States declares neutrality

6 August 1914

Austro-Hungarian Empire declares war on Russia

7 August 1914

British Expeditionary Force lands in France

10 August 1914

Germans living in Australia declared ‘enemy aliens’ and required to report to their nearest police station

12 August 1914

Britain and France declare war on the Austro-Hungarian Empire

13 August 1914

Austro-Hungarian forces invade Serbia

The Australian Red Cross is established to raise funds to purchase supplies for Australian service personnel overseas

23 August 1914

Japan declares war on Germany.

1 September 1914

Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean is appointed Australia's official war correspondent by the Australian Journalists' Association

6 September 1914

The Battle of the Marne begins on the Western Front

17 September 1914

The Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force takes possession of German New Guinea at Toma

19 October 1914

The first battle of Ypres begins on the Western Front

29 October 1914

The War Precautions Act 1914, passed by the Commonwealth Government, provides that select citizens of enemy countries could be interned

1 November 1914

The first AIF contingent sails from Albany, WA, to Egypt with around 30,000 troops and 14,873 horses

5 November 1914

Great Britain and France declare war on Turkey

9 November 1914

HMAS Sydney destroys the German cruiser Emden in battle near the Cocos Islands and Emden survivors are interned for the remainder of the war

3 December 1914

Australian troops arrive in Egypt and set up camp at Mena, near Cairo

Featured
The European War, ca. 1914-1918 / William Henry Dyson
All’s fair in love and war ...

Don’t know why, but I love this image ... Life goes on despite the weary body language of both the Aussie soldier and the European woman. Both seem sick and tired of their situations; but the eye contact still seems to be intense in the middle of all that mayhem. See pic.

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