German cavalry cross the first set of British trenches  during the Ludendorff Offensive.
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This timeline covers all the political and military events that occurred across Europe and the rest of the world during 1918. In this year the Germans launch a final desperate offensive on the Western front designed to defeat the French and British. However, this is defeated which forces the Germans to seek an Armistice to end World War 1.
 
 
1918 - Worldwar-1.net - A World War 1 (Great War) Timeline, detailing events, day by day from 1914 through to 1919
08/01/1918 President Woodrow Wilson delivers his fourteen points speech to the U.S. Congress.
 
1918 - Worldwar-1.net - A World War 1 (Great War) Timeline, detailing events, day by day from 1914 through to 1919
11/02/1918 The U.S. President Woodrow Wilson makes "Four Principles" speech to Congress.
 
1918 - Worldwar-1.net - A World War 1 (Great War) Timeline, detailing events, day by day from 1914 through to 1919
03/03/1918 A separate peace treaty is signed by Soviet Russia and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary and Turkey) at Brest-Litovsk.
15/03/1918 Soviets ratify the Brest-Litovsk Treaty.
21/03/1918 The Ludendorff Offensive begins with Germany launching its Spring push with the Battle of Picardy against the British. This will eventually amount to five major offensives against Allied forces.
26/03/1918 Doullens Agreement gives General Ferdinand Foch "co-ordinating authority" over the Western Front.
 
1918 - Worldwar-1.net - A World War 1 (Great War) Timeline, detailing events, day by day from 1914 through to 1919
09/04/1918 Germany launches second Spring offensive, the Battle of the Lys, in the British sector of Armentieres.
14/04/1918 Foch appointed Commander-in-Chief of Allied forces on Western Front.
Apr 1918 Zeebruggge Raid.
 
1918 - Worldwar-1.net - A World War 1 (Great War) Timeline, detailing events, day by day from 1914 through to 1919
16/05/1918 Espionage Act is passed.
25/05/1918 German U-boats appear in US waters for first time.
27/05/1918 Third German Spring offensive, Third Battle of the Aisne, begins in French sector along Chemin des Dames.
28/05/1918 U.S. forces (28th Regiment of 1st Division) are victorious in their first major action, Battle of Cantigny.
 
1918 - Worldwar-1.net - A World War 1 (Great War) Timeline, detailing events, day by day from 1914 through to 1919
06/06/1918 US 3rd Division captures Bouresches and southern part of Belleau Wood.
09/06/1918 The Germans launch the fourth Spring offensive, Battle of the Matz, in French sector between Noyan and Montdider.
15/06/1918 The Italians prevail against Austro-Hungarian forces at the Battle of Piave.
 
1918 - Worldwar-1.net - A World War 1 (Great War) Timeline, detailing events, day by day from 1914 through to 1919
06/07/1918 US President Woodrow Wilson agrees to US intervention in Siberia.
15/07/1918 The final phase of great German Spring push, the Second Battle of the Marne, begins. This was to be the last major German offensive on the Western Front.
16/07/1918 Former Tsar Nicholas II, his wife, and children, are murdered by the Bolsheviks.
17/07/1918 Archangel expedition
18/07/1918 A French led counterattack smashes into weakened German forces on the Marne, halting the German forward momentum during the Second Battle of the Marne and seizing the initiative for the Allies on the Western Front.
Jul 1918 The Italian Piave Offensive ends.
 
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03/08/1918 Allied intervention begins at Vladivostok in Siberia.
08/08/1918 Haig directs the start of a successful Amiens offensive, forcing all German troops back to the Hindenburg Line. Ludendorff calls it a "black day" for the German Army.
 
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12/09/1918 American forces attack the Germans as they are in the process of retreating from the St.-Mihiel salient. This was part of a plan designed by General Pershing in which the Americans would break through the German lines and capture the fortified city of Metz.
19/09/1918 The British begin an offensive against Turkish forces in Palestine, the Battle of Megiddo.
26/09/1918 The Battle of the Vardar is fought against the Bugarians by Serb, Czech, Italian, French and British forces. The Meuse-Argonne offensive begins. this wll be the final Franco-American offensive of the war.
27/09/1918 Haig's forces storm the Hindenburg Line, breaking through at several points.
28/09/1918 Belgian forces launch an offensive at Ypres.
29/09/1918 Bulgaria concludes armistice negotiations with the Allies.
 
1918 - Worldwar-1.net - A World War 1 (Great War) Timeline, detailing events, day by day from 1914 through to 1919
03/10/1918 Germany and Austria send peace notes to US President Woodrow Wilson requesting an armistice.
17/10/1918 The British begin their advance to the Sambre and Schledt rivers, taking many German prisoners.
21/10/1918 Germany ceases unrestricted submarine warfare.
27/10/1918 Ludendorff resigns.
30/10/1918 Turkey concludes an armistice with the Allies.
 
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03/11/1918 The German fleet mutinies at Kiel. Trieste falls to the Allies as Austro-Hungary concludes an armistice.
05/11/1918 Allies accept the fourteen points.
07/11/1918 Germany begins negotiations for an armistice with the Allies in Ferdinand Foch's railway carriage headquarters at Compiegne.
09/11/1918 Kaiser Wilhelm abdicates.
10/11/1918 German republic founded as Kaiser Wilhelm II flees to Holland.
11/11/1918 Armistice day as fighting ceases at 11am - World War I ends. Central Powers are forced to annul the Brest-Litovsk Treaty.
 
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