France 1815 to 2003


 
France, 1914-31
 
 

 


 
 

Timeline

 
 

 

1891
Franco-Russian alliance

1904
Entente cordiale between Britain and France

1905
First Moroccan crisis

1908
Annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

1911
Second Moroccan crisis

1914
28 June Assassination of Franz Ferdinand at Sarajevo
3 August Germany declares war on France
6-13 September Battle the Marne

1915
Italy enters the war on the Allies' side

1916
February-December Battle of Verdun

1917
2 April America declares war on Germany
16 April Nivelle offensive
October Communists take power in Russia
November Clemenceau becomes prime minister

1918
March German offensive August Allied counterattack
11 November Armistice

1919
28 June Signing of Versailles Treaty
14 November Election landslide for the bloc
national

1920
1 May Strikes on the railways
December Creation of the Parti communiste fran?ais
(PCF) at the Congress of Tours

1923
Occupation of the Ruhr by French troops

1924
11 May Election victory of the cartel des gauches

1926
Poincar? returns as prime minister

1928
25 June Franc is returned to the gold standard

1929
Young Plan drastically reschedules German
reparations

1931
16 May Colonial Exhibition opens in Paris