Month: October 2018

The Battleship 'Viribus Unitis' is torpedoed whilst at anchor in Pola by an Italian torpedo boat despite the fact that it has been handed to the South-Slavs and is no longer a Central Powers ship.#ww1 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) October 31, 2018 The Battleship ‘Viribus Unitis’ is torpedoed whilst at anchor in Pola by an […]
Serbian troops reach the hills around Belgrade.#ww1 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) October 31, 2018 Serbian troops reach the hills around Belgrade. #ww1
Armistice with the Ottoman Empire comes into effect.#ww1 #armistice — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) October 31, 2018 Armistice with the Ottoman Empire comes into effect. #ww1 #armistice
British soldiers reach the River Scheldt.#ww1 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) October 31, 2018 British soldiers reach the River Scheldt. #ww1
Admiral Tirpitz writes to Prince Max maintaining his opinion that Germany can and should continue to fight. Prince Max disagrees.#ww1 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) October 30, 2018 Admiral Tirpitz writes to Prince Max maintaining his opinion that Germany can and should continue to fight. Prince Max disagrees. #ww1
Kaiser Wilhelm leaves Berlin and heads to the Belgian town of Spa. He is under pressure to abdicate in favour of his son. Other options discussed by his advisors include seeking a glorious death at the front.#ww1 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) October 30, 2018 Kaiser Wilhelm leaves Berlin and heads to the Belgian town of […]
General Pershing expresses his fear that an armistice with Germany will give them breathing space to prepare to continue the fight in the spring. Lloyd George and Clemenceau disagree, believing they are able to impose punishing terms to prevent this.#ww1 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) October 30, 2018 General Pershing expresses his fear that an armistice […]
The Austrian state of Fiume declares its independence and demands union with Italy.#ww1 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) October 30, 2018 The Austrian state of Fiume declares its independence and demands union with Italy. #ww1
Austrian soldiers are in retreat from the River Piave to the River Tagliamento, coming under heavy air attack from French, British and Italian aircraft.#ww1 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) October 29, 2018 Austrian soldiers are in retreat from the River Piave to the River Tagliamento, coming under heavy air attack from French, British and Italian aircraft. […]
The Slovak National Council states its aim of "free self-determination" for the Slovak people.#ww1 — 1914-1918 War (@WW1TheGreatWar) October 29, 2018 The Slovak National Council states its aim of “free self-determination” for the Slovak people. #ww1
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.