WW1 Key Events

27 August 1914 Crisis Hits Home

Crowds of depositors gather outside a savings bank in Berlin, eager to draw out their savings following the declaration of war. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)   In the run up to the … (more...)

30 August 1914 Paris Bombed

A German Rumpler Taube in flight. Taube is the German word for dove. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)   One of the most significant events of World War One was the emergence of the aeroplane as a … (more...)

A Christmas Truce

After the first few months of the war, the first Christmas in the trenches approached in December 1914, and both British and German armies were reconciled into having to experience thoroughly … (more...)

Action Around the Suez Canal

Ottoman camel corps at Beersheba, 1915. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)   During the First World War the Suez Canal was a particularly vital shipping lane, connecting the Mediterranean Sea … (more...)

AIF and NZEF Joined Forces

The First AIF departs Albany for the First World War. Many of the troops aboard would never return. (Photo: Private Henry Marshall/State Library of NSW)   The New Zealand Expeditionary Force … (more...)

An Australian Story

Sister Lillian Kiddle and Lt. Hugh G. Hanna MC. – who were married in 1920 (Photo: Hanna family records)   Hugh Gordon Hanna, a grazier from the town of Walwa in Victoria, enlisted in the … (more...)

An Ottoman Disaster – the Battle of Sarikamish

Soldiers pushing artillery during the Battle of Sarikamish. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)   During this week the Battle of Sarikamish slid from a setback to a complete disaster for the … (more...)

Anti-German Riots in England

Anti-German riots outside a damaged German shop in the East End of London. Sign above shop reads E R Siebert. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)   Violent anti German … (more...)

Antwerp Falls to the Germans

Painting of Willy Stöwer (1864-1931) showing the end of the Siege of Antwerp (1914). (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)   Following on from a relentless attack that began on 28 September, German … (more...)

Armenian Massacres Discussed in the House of Lords

Picture showing Armenians killed during the Armenian Genocide. Image taken from Ambassador Morgenthau's Story, written by Henry Morgenthau, Sr. and published in 1918. Wikimedia … (more...)