Month: August 2018

During August the Allies have captured 150,000 German troops, 2000 artillery guns and 13,000 machine guns.#ww1 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) August 31, 2018 During August the Allies have captured 150,000 German troops, 2000 artillery guns and 13,000 machine guns. #ww1
Australian troops capture Péronne, winning 8 Victoria Crosses in the process.#ww1 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) August 31, 2018 Australian troops capture Péronne, winning 8 Victoria Crosses in the process. #ww1
American soldiers capture Juvigny to the North of Soissons.#ww1 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) August 30, 2018 American soldiers capture Juvigny to the North of Soissons. #ww1
Count Burian, Chancellor of Austria, tells the Germans that Austria is about to open peace negotiations.#ww1 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) August 30, 2018 Count Burian, Chancellor of Austria, tells the Germans that Austria is about to open peace negotiations. #ww1
French troops, under General Mangin, push German troops back over the Aisne river.#ww1 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) August 30, 2018 French troops, under General Mangin, push German troops back over the Aisne river. #ww1
Ludendorff begins to withdraw German armies to the Hindenberg line, withdrawing from Flanders and the land taken in the recent offensives.
German troops withdraw about ten miles along a 55 mile length of the Western Front as Allied pressure mounts. Ludendorff rules out further withdrawals, fearing a German collapse.
General Wrisberg reports to the Reichstag Budget Committee that the German High Command is confident of victory. The committee laugh at him.
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.