Timeline
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January February March April May June July August September October November December
8 President Wilson announces 14-point 'peace programme'
   
   
6 Passing of the Representation of the People Act (becomes law in June)
25 Rationing begins in London and the Home Counties
   
3 Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
21 Ludendorff offensive starts (ends 15 July)
   
1 Creation of the RAF
7 Meat rationing introduced throughout Britain
9 Introduction of conscription in Ireland
21 Manfred von Richthofen, the 'Red Baron', is shot down and killed over France
5 Germans occupy Sebastopol
28 Armenian declaration of independence
   
 
18 Allied counter-offensive on the Aisne and Marne starts (ends 5 Aug)
   
   
8-11 Battle of Amiens
21-23 Battle of Albert
26 Allied assault on the Hindenburg Line starts (ends 12 Oct)
30 British troops cross the River Somme
31 Australian troops capture Péronne
1 Australian troops capture Mont Saint Quentin
12-16 Successful AEF attack on the St Mihiel salient
26 Meuse-Argonne offensive starts (ends 11 Nov)
27 Battle of Canal du Nord starts (ends 1 Oct)
28 Flanders offensive starts (ends 11 Nov)
29

Battle of St Quentin Canal starts (ends 2 Oct)
Bulgaria signs armistice with the Allies

30 Anglo-Arab forces' capture of Damascus starts (ends 1 Oct)
17 Picardy offensive starts (ends 11 Nov)
24 Battle of Vittorio Veneto starts (ends 4 Nov)
26 British troops capture Aleppo
30 Turkey signs armistice with the Allies
1 Serbia recaptures Belgrade
3

British capture Mosul
Austria-Hungary signs armistice with the Allies

3-4 German naval mutiny at Kiel
9 Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicates
11 Germany signs armistice with the Allies at Compiègne
25 Surrender of German forces in East Africa
14 Lloyd George coalition wins the 'coupon election'
   
   
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