Month: April 2018

Germany establishes military rule over the Ukraine following deep advances into Russian territory.#ww1 #onthisday — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) April 29, 2018 Germany establishes military rule over the Ukraine following deep advances into Russian territory. #ww1 #onthisday
Germans attack with 11 divisions on the Western Front. French and British driven back, however, Ludendorff suspends the attack. In the last three weeks, the Germans have lost 30,000 soldiers, the Allies 20,000.#ww1 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) April 29, 2018 Germans attack with 11 divisions on the Western Front. French and British driven back, however, […]
Belgians repel German attack at Langemarck.#ww1 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) April 28, 2018 Belgians repel German attack at Langemarck. #ww1
Gavrilo Princep, who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 and triggered the war, dies of tuberculosis whilst in prison hospital in Austria.#ww1 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) April 28, 2018 Gavrilo Princep, who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 and triggered the war, dies of tuberculosis whilst in prison hospital in Austria. #ww1
Germans driven back by French attacks at Voormezeele and Locre.#ww1 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) April 26, 2018 Germans driven back by French attacks at Voormezeele and Locre. #ww1
96 German aircraft attack French troops on Mt Kemmel, forcing them off the hill with gunfire and bombs.#ww1 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) April 25, 2018 96 German aircraft attack French troops on Mt Kemmel, forcing them off the hill with gunfire and bombs. #ww1
British and Australian attack recaptures Villers-Bretonneux, capturing 600 Germans.#ww1 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) April 25, 2018 British and Australian attack recaptures Villers-Bretonneux, capturing 600 Germans. #ww1
German advance halted along Viller-Brettonneux ridge. They have taken 90,000 prisoners and 1000 artillery pieces. #ww1 #ww1centenary — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) April 25, 2018 German advance halted along Viller-Brettonneux ridge. They have taken 90,000 prisoners and 1000 artillery pieces. #ww1 #ww1centenary
Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron, is shot down and killed by Captain Roy Brown (Canadian). The German air ace lands his plane but when troops inspect it, the pilot has already died.#ww1 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) April 21, 2018 Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron, is shot down and killed by Captain […]
655 American troops in Seicheprey are caught up in a German "storm troop" attack. 81 US troops killed, 187 wounded, 187 missing or taken prisoner and over 200 affected by effects of gas. Pershing is angry at what he sees as poor leadership but the Allies are more understanding. — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) April 20, […]
This Project
Charting the daily events of World War One, this history project aims to provide a bite-sized and engaging way to follow the events of 100 years ago. Using a variety of sources, I aim to refer to the main events of the war on the centenary of their occurrence. However, it's not just about the main events, I have also taken time to research lesser known events in order to help the reader to feel engaged with the scope of the war.