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The Great War
Prologue Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Timeline Maps & Battles The Shaping of the 21st Century Historians
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President Wilson in the White HouseWWI Timeline: 1916
February 10, 1916

British conscription law goes into effect

February 21 - December 18

The longest battle of the war, the Battle of Verdun, is fought to a draw with an estimated one million casualties.

Photo: Dead French soldiers in trench

Dead French soldiers in trench
April 9

Canadians take Vimy Ridge

April 19

US President Wilson publicly warns Germany not to continue unrestricted submarine warfare policies

Photo: President Woodrow Wilson

President Woodrow Wilson
May 31-June 1

The Battle of Jutland, the only major naval engagement of the war is fought with no clear winner.

July 1-November 18

The Battle of the Somme results in an estimated one million casualties and no breakthrough for the Allies. British introduce the tank, an effective weapon but far to few to make much of a difference.

November 7

Woodrow Wilson re-elected President of the United States with campaign slogan: "He kept us out of the war"

Photo: President Wilson in the White House

President Wilson in the White House
December 7

David Lloyd George becomes Prime Minister of Britain.

December 31

Rasputin, the self-avowed holy man and confidant to the Tsarina, is murdered by relatives of the Tsar.

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