Timelines of World War One
The United States World War One Centennial Commission here lists and preserves timelines of World War One for the purposes of retaining them in the historical record and disseminating the information contained therein. Each entry is described according to its content and presentation. (See our disclaimer.) To be added to this list by the Commission, please contact us.
This interactive timeline features pictures, quotes, and videos documenting the war from an American point of view. Particular attention is paid to social issues such as rationing, suffrage, prohibition, revolts, and forced deportation.
This interactive visual timeline created under the auspices of the American Battle Monuments Commission includes events from 1914-1918 as well as context to better understand the pre-war buildup and post-war consequences of the Great War. The default map view is elegant and visually appealing, but the chart view should not be ignored. Using overlapping bars it presents the chronology of the war in a way that makes it easy to understand the relative duration of events. Additionally, this timeline includes videos of period footage, and focuses predominately on military history.
Working with data collected by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, James Offer created this graphic timeline to display the death toll for soldiers in the Commonwealth both over time and on each day. He notes significant battles as well as periodic comparisons of death totals to the population of cities. Note that every day can be clicked on, providing remarkably transparent data of service deaths down to the specific regiment that suffered losses.
This timeline allows you to explore 100 words and quotations from the Oxford English Dictionary that illustrate World War One from 1914-1918. Such interesting entries as 'cooties' and 'Trench Coats' show the enduring effect of World War One today. Use the left and right arrows to scroll through the timeline or zoom in using the magnifying glass at the top right. You can also drag the timeline flags from right to left to browse.