1914/1918 main Battle Fronts. Timeline = 4th. Aug. 1914: Britain declares war on Germany 23rd. Aug. 1914: Germany invades France. 26th. Aug. 1914: Russian army defeated at Tannenburg & Masurian Lakes 6th. Sept. 1914: Battle of the Marne begins. 18th.Oct. 1914: 1st Battle of Ypres. 29th. Oct. 1914: Turkey enters war on Germany’s side. Trench warfare starts to dominate the Western Front.
July 1, 1916. The First Day of the Battle of the Somme. Despite the heavy loss of life and failure to achieve the expected breakthrough, Field Marshal Haig and General Rawlinson deemed the attack a success, so much that the offensive was to continue for a further four months, only ending with the onset of winter. - prisonersofeternity.co.uk