World War One Timeline 1918

Two waves of influenza kill more people than did the war.

January 8,1918
President Woodrow Wilson declares his 14 points as the path to permanent world peace.

March 21,1918
Germans launch the first of five major offensives to win the war before American troops appear in the trenches. German advance is finally stopped in late June.

April 22,1918
Baron von Richthofen, "the Red Baron" is killed in air dog-fight.

April 25,1918
British and Australian troops stop the German advance near Amiens.

May 23,1918
German shells land on Paris.

May 31,1918
Germans on the banks of the Marne near Paris are stopped by American forces at Chateau-Thierry.

German troops being shipped from the Eastern to Western Front begin to desert in large numbers from their transport trains

July 16-17,1918
Former Tsar Nicholas II, his wife, children, and members of his entourage are murdered by the Bolsheviks.

August 3,1918
President Wilson agrees to co-operate with Allies in sending "volunteer" troops into Russia.

August 8,1918
Allied counter offensives on the Somme push the German army back and into retreat.

September 27,1918
Allied troops break through the German fortifications at the Hindenberg line.

October 28,1918
German sailors mutiny at port when asked to sail and fight a hopeless navel battle.

October 30,1918
Turks sign armistice.

November 9,1918
Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicates.

November 10,1918
A German republic is founded.

November 11,1918
At eleven o'clock on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, the war ends as Germany and Allies sign an Armistice.

December 4,1918
Woodrow Wilson sets sail for the Paris Peace conference.