World War 1 – Timeline

As WW1 continues its 2nd year, you may wish to have a look at the significant events of not only 1916, but also the whole War at this website.  The extract for 1916 is as follows:


  January 27th Conscription introduced in Britain
  February 21st Start of the Battle of Verdun
  April 29th British forces surrendered to Turkish forces at Kut in Mesopotamia
  May 31st Battle of Jutland
  June 4th Start of the Brusilov Offensive
  July 1st Start of the Battle of the Somme
  August 10th End of the Brusilov Offensive
  September 15th First use en masse of tanks at the Somme
  December 7th Lloyd George becomes British Prime Minister