Newspaper Pictorials: World War I Rotogravures

Chief Events of the War Timeline: 1914-1919


Jan. 8—President Wilson's fourteen points.

Jan. 20—Breslau sunk Goeben damaged.

Feb. 1—Germany recognized Ukraine.

Feb. 9—Ukraine peace of Brest-Litovsk.

Feb. 18—German invasion of Russia.

Feb. 21—British capture Jericho.

Feb. 24—Turks recover Trebizond.

Feb. 25—Germans at Reval.

March 3—Russian peace of Brest-Litovsk.

March 7—German peace with Finland.

March 11—Turks recover Erazerum.

March 13—Germans at Odessa.

March 14—Brest-Litovsk treaty ratified at Moscow.

March 21—German offensive in France.

March 23—First long-distance bombardment of Paris.

March 24—Bapaume and Péronne lost.

March 28—General Foch made allied Generalissimo.

April 5—Allied landing at Vladivostok.

April 11—Armentiènes lost.

April 13—Turks occupied Batum.

April 22—Naval raid on Zeebrugge and Ostend.

April 24—Battle for Amiens.

April 20—Kemmel Hill lost.

April 27—Turks occupied Kars.

April 30—Germans at Viborg.

May 1—Germans at Sebastopol.

May 7—Rumanian peace of Bucharest.

May 9—Second raid on Ostend.

May 27—Second German offensive.

May 29—Soissons lost; Rheims held.

May 31—Germans reach Marne.

June 1—Attacks toward Paris held.

June 9—New German assault.

June 15—Austrian offensive in Italy.

June 23—Great Austrian defeat.

July 2—One million Americans are in France.

July 15—Last German offensive. Second Marne battle begun.

July 16—Ex-Czar shot at Ekaterinburg.

July 18—General Foch's counterattack. Victorious Franco-American offensive on the Marne and Aisne.

July 20—Germans recrossed the Marne.

Aug. 2—Soissons recovered.

Aug. 8—British attack at Amiens.

Aug. 29—Bapaume and Noyon regained.

Sept. 1—Péronne recovered.

Sept. 2—Drocourt-Quéant line breached.

Sept. 12—American attack at St. Mihiel.

Sept. 15—Austrian peace note.

Sept. 17—New Macedonian offensive.

Sept. 25—Bulgaria proposed armistice.

Sept. 27—Hindenburg line broken.

Sept. 29—Bulgaria surrendered.

Sept. 30—Fall of Damascus. Chancellor Hertling resigns.

Oct. 1—St. Quentin regained.

Oct. 4—Abdication of King Ferdinand.

Oct. 9—Cambral regained.

Oct. 13—French recovered Laon.

Oct. 14—British troops at Irkutsk.

Oct. 15—British in Homs.

Oct. 17—Ostend, Lille, Douai regained.

Oct. 19—Bruges reoccupied.

Oct. 20—Belgian coast clear.

Oct. 25—Ludendorff resigned.

Oct. 26—Aleppo fell to the Allies.

Oct. 27—Austria sued for peace.

Oct. 28—Italians crossed Plave.

Oct. 29—Serbians reached the Danube.

Oct. 30—Turkey granted armistice.

Nov. 1—Versailles Conference opened.

Nov. 2—British at Valenciennes.

Nov. 3—Austria surrenders. Kiel mutiny.

Nov. 4—Versailles armistice agreement.

Nov. 5—Armistice powers for Marshal Foch. Mr. Wilson's last note to Germany.

Nov. 6—Americans reach Sedan.

Nov. 7—Bavarian Republic proclaimed.

Nov. 9—Foch received German envoys. Abdication of the Kaiser. Chancellor Prince Max resigned. Berlin revolution.

Nov. 10—Kaiser's flight to Holland. British at Mons.

Nov. 11—Armistice terms accepted by Germany.

Nov. 28—Kaiser abdicated.

Excerpted from The War of the Nations: Portfolio of Rotogravure Etchings, 526-27.


Remnants of a bombed church

descriptive record icon enlarge image icon [Detail] "A Modern Pompeii." New York Tribune, February 17, 1918, 7.