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World War One History 1918


World War I Timeline - Year 1918


 


February 1, 1918
The Central Powers recognize the newly formed Ukrainian People's Republic. The Ukrainians had declared their independence from Russian on November 20, 1917.


February 9, 1918
The Central Powers and the Ukraine sign the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk.


February 10, 1918
Russian's Trotsky declares peace.


February 18, 1918
German Offensive in Russia. This offensive will last until March 4, 1918. Today, the Germans capture Dvinsk.


February 21, 1918
The Germans capture Minsk.


February 24, 1918
The Germans capture Dubno and Dorpat.


February 25, 1918
The Germans capture Reval and Pskov.


March 3, 1918
The Central Powers and Russia sign the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk.

The Germans capture Kiev.


March 4, 1918
The Germans capture Narva.


March 7, 1918
The Germans and the White Finnish governments sign a treaty. The Germans will aid the Whites in their fight against the Reds in the Finnish Civil War.


March 21, 1918
The German Spring Offensive in France begins. It will end on July 15, 1918.

The Second Battle of the Somme begins. This battle is also called the Battle of Saint-Quentin. It will end on April 5, 1918.


April 5, 1918
British and Japanese marines land at Vladivostok.

The Second Battle of the Somme ends. It had started on March 21, 1918.


April 22, 1918
Guatemala declares war on Germany and Austria-Hungary.


May 23, 1918
Costa Rica declares war on Germany.


May 24, 1918
Nicaragua declares war on Germany.


May 29, 1918

The Germans capture Soissons.


June 4, 1918

American troops arrive at Chateau-Thierry.


July 6, 1918

Yakov Blumkin
assassinates the German ambassador in Moscow, Count Wilhelm von Mirbach.

GERMAN AMBASSADOR WILHELM VON MIRBACH
GERMAN AMBASSADOR WILHELM VON MIRBACH
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July 15, 1918
The German Spring Offensive in France ends. It had begun on March 21, 1918.

Second Battle of the Marne begins. This will be the Germans last major offensive on the Western Front. The Second Battle of the Marne will last until July 18, 1918.

Haiti declares war on Germany.


July 16, 1918
Former Tsar Nicholas II and his entire family is assassinated at Yekaterinburg.


July 18, 1918

Second Battle of the Marne
ends. It had begun on July 15, 1918. Today Allied Commander-in-Chief Ferdinand Foch starts the counterattack. Some count this counterattack as part of the Second Battle of the Marne. If you share this opinion, your Second Battle of the Marne will end on August 7, 1918.


July 19, 1918

Honduras wakes up and declares war on Germany.


August 2, 1918

The French re-capture Soissons.


August 8, 1918

The British start the Battle of Amiens, employing 450 tanks. The Battle of Amiens will end on August 12, 1918.

The Battle of Amiens is also the beginning of the Allied Summer Offensive on the Western Front. This offensive will end on October 15, 1918.


August 12, 1918

The Battle of Amiens ends. It begun on August 8, 1918.


August 13, 1918
The Czech Legion declares war on the Central Powers.


August 26, 1918

The Turks move in on Baku. They will take the city from the British on September 14, 1918.


August 27, 1918

The Allies re-take Roye.


August 28, 1918

The Allies re-take Bapaume and Noyon.


August 31, 1918
The Allies re-take Peronne.


September 19, 1918
The Battle of Megiddo starts. It will end on September 21, 1918.

Map of the Battle of Megiddo - Sep 19-21, 1918
Map of the Battle of Megiddo - Sep 19-21, 1918


September 21, 1918
The Battle of Megiddo ends. It started on September 19, 1918.


September 26, 1918
The Battles of the Meuse-Argonne begin. They will end on November 11, 1918.

Map of the Battles of the Meuse-Argonne - Sept 26-Nov 11, 1918
Map of the Battles of the Meuse-Argonne - Sept 26-Nov 11, 1918


September 29, 1918
Bulgaria surrenders and Germany's General Erich von Ludendorff asks his government to come up with peace terms.


October 4, 1918
Prince Max of Baden is the new German Chancellor and Foreign Minister.

King Ferdinand of Bulgaria abdicates in favor of his son, Boris III.


October 15, 1918
The Allied Summer Offensive on the Western Front ends. It had begun on August 8, 1918.


October 24, 1918
The Battle of Vittorio Veneto begins. It will end on November 3, 1918.

Map of the Battle of Vittorio Veneto - Oct 24-Nov 3, 1918
Map of the Battle of Vittorio Veneto - Oct 24-Nov 3, 1918


October 29, 1918
Sailors' mutiny at Kiel, Germany. The unrest will last until November 6, 1918.


October 30, 1918
Turkey surrenders.


November 1, 1918
Poland declares war on the Ukraine.


November 2, 1918
The Germans invade Rhodesia and will fight the British until November 14, 1918.


November 3, 1918
The Battle of Vittorio Veneto ends. This battle had begun on October 24, 1918.


November 4, 1918
Austria-Hungary surrenders.


November 9, 1918
Prince Max von Baden announces the abdication of German Kaiser William II, who didn't agree but now had to.


November 10, 1918
Kaiser William II escapes from his headquarters in Spa to the Netherlands. The Netherlands grant him asylum if he stays politically inactive. William complies, but this won't stop him from sending Nut Adolf a congratulation telegram upon the latter's invasion of Paris in 1940.

Romania declares war on Germany.


November 11, 1918
The Battles of the Meuse-Argonne end. They had begun on September 26, 1918.

05.00 a.m. - Location: French Marshal Ferdinand Foch's railway carriage at Rethondes. An armistice is signed between the Allies and Germany.

11.00 a.m. - World War I is officially over.


November 23, 1918
Poland takes Lemberg.


November 28, 1918
Kaiser William II curses this day as well as the day on which Max von Baden's mother was born. The Kaiser signs his abdication.


December 14, 1918
President Wilson arrives at the Paris Peace Conference. The crowd grows wild when he appears.

U.S. PRESIDENT WILSON AND FRENCH PRESIDENT POINCARE 1918
U.S. PRESIDENT WILSON AND FRENCH PRESIDENT POINCAR╔
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