Chronology of the Great War

In this section of the Long, Long Trail you will find a month-by-month timeline of key military, naval and political events as they affected Great Britain.

The entries in the monthly pages are mainly extracted from the “History of the Great War, based on official documents. Principal events 1914-1918” compiled by the Historical Section of the Committee of the Imperial Defence and published by HMSO in 1922.

Timeline 1914

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Timeline 1915

January

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Timeline 1916

January

February

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August

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October

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December

Timeline 1917

January

February

March

April

May

June

April

May

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July

August

September

October

November

December

Timeline 1918

January

February

March

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