List of military engagements of World War I


List of military engagements of World War I

"See also" a chronological list of WW1 battles.This is a List of military engagements of World War I which encompasses land, naval, and air engagements as well as campaigns, operations, defensive lines and sieges. Campaigns generally refer to broader strategic operations conducted over a large bit of territory and over a long period of time. Battles generally refer to short periods of intense combat localised to a specific area and over a specific period of time. However, use of the terms in naming such events is not consistent. For example, the First Battle of the Atlantic was more or less an entire theatre of war, and the so-called battle lasted for the duration of the entire war.


=Western Front=

1914
*Battle of Liège
*Battle of Mulhouse
*Battle of Lorraine
*Battle of the Ardennes
*Battle of Mons
*Battle of St. Quentin, also called the Battle of Guise
*First Battle of the Marne
*Race to the Sea
*First Battle of the Aisne
*First Battle of Albert
*First Battle of Arras
*Battle of the Yser
*Siege of Antwerp
*Siege of Namur
*Siege of Maubeuge
*Battle of Le Cateau
*First Battle of Ypres
*First Battle of Champagne

1915
*Battle of Neuve Chapelle
*Second Battle of Ypres
*Second Battle of Artois
*Battle of Loos
*Second Battle of Champagne

1916
*Battle of Verdun
*Battle of Hulluch
*Battle of the Somme
*Battle of Fromelles
*Battle of Pozières
*Battle of Ginchy

1917
*Nivelle Offensive
*Battle of Arras (1917)
*Battle of Vimy Ridge
*Second Battle of the Aisne, also called the Third Battle of Champagne
*Battle of Messines
*Battle of Passchendaele, also called the Third Battle of Ypres
*Battle of Cambrai (1917)

1918
*German Spring Offensive
*First Battle of the Somme (1918), also known as the Battle of St. Quentin or the Second Battle of the Somme (to distinguish it from the 1916 battle)
*Battle of the Lys, also known as the Fourth Battle of Ypres and the Battle of Estaires
*Third Battle of the Aisne
*Battle of Cantigny
*Battle of Belleau Wood
*Second Battle of the Marne
*Battle of Château-Thierry (1918)
*Hundred Days Offensive
*Battle of Amiens
*Second Battle of the Somme (1918), also known as the Third Battle of the Somme
*Battle of Saint-Mihiel
*Battle of Epéhy
*Battle of the Hindenburg Line
*Meuse-Argonne Offensive, also called the Battle of the Argonne Forest
*Battle of Cambrai (1918)
*Battle of the Sambre (1918), also known as the Second Battle of the Sambre


=Italian Campaign=

*First Battle of the Isonzo
*Second Battle of the Isonzo
*Third Battle of the Isonzo
*Fourth Battle of the Isonzo
*Fifth Battle of the Isonzo
*Trentino Offensive or the "Battle of Asiago"
*Sixth Battle of the Isonzo or the "Battle of Gorizia"
*Seventh Battle of the Isonzo
*Eighth Battle of the Isonzo
*Ninth Battle of the Isonzo
*Tenth Battle of the Isonzo
*Eleventh Battle of the Isonzo
*Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo or the "Battle of Caporetto"
*Battle of the Piave River
*Battle of Vittorio Veneto


=Eastern Front=

1914
*Battle of Stalluponen
*Battle of Gumbinnen
*Battle of Tannenberg
*Battle of Galicia
*First Battle of the Masurian Lakes
*Battle of the Vistula River
*Battle of Łódź (1914)1915
*Siege of Przemysl
*Battle of Bolimov
*Second Battle of the Masurian Lakes
*Great Retreat (Russian)
*Sventiany Offensive1916
*Lake Naroch Offensive
*Brusilov Offensive1917
*Kerensky Offensive
*Battle of Mărăşti
*Battle of Mărăşeşti
*Russian Revolution

Caucasus Campaign

*Battle of Sarikamis
*Battle of Malazgirt (1915)
*Battle of Kara Killisse
*Battle of Koprukoy
*Battle of Erzurum
*Battle of Erzincan


=Serbian Campaign=

*Battle of Cer
*Battle of Kolubara
*Battle of Morava
*Battle of Kosovo (1915)
*Battle of Ovche Pole

Gallipoli Campaign

The Gallipoli Campaign (also called the "Dardanelles Campaign"), was a number of battles fought between 1915 and 1916.

*Battle of the Nek
*Battle of Chunuk Bair
*Battle of Gully Ravine
*Battle of Hill 60 (Gallipoli)
*Battle of Krithia Vineyard
*Battle of Lone Pine
*Battle of Sari Bair
*Battle of Scimitar Hill
*Landing at Anzac Cove
*Landing at Cape Helles
*First Battle of Krithia
*Second Battle of Krithia
*Third Battle of Krithia
*Naval operations in the Dardanelles Campaign

VBvydgad=Middle Eastern theatre=

Sinai and Palestine Campaign

*First Suez Offensive
*Battle of Romani or "The Second Suez Offensive"
*Battle of Magdhaba
*Battle of Rafa
*Battle of Mughar Ridge
*Battle of Jerusalem
*Fall of Damascus
*First Battle of Gaza
*Second Battle of Gaza
*Third Battle of Gaza or the "Battle of Beersheba"
*Battle of Beersheba
*Battle of Megiddo

Mesopotamian Campaign

*Fao Landing
*Fall of Basra
*Battle of Qurna
*Capture of Amara
*Battle of Nasiriyeh
*Battle of Es Sinn
*Battle of Ctesiphon
*Siege of Kut
**Battle of Sheikh Sa'ad
**Battle of the Wadi
**Battle of Hanna
**Battle of Dujaila Redoubt
**First Battle of Kut
*Battle of Khanaqin
*Second Battle of Kut
*Fall of Baghdad
*Samarrah Offensive
*Battle of Jebel Hamlin
*Battle of Istabulat
*Battle of Ramadi
*Capture of Tikrit
*Battle of Sharqat

outh Arabian Campaign

The Battle of The Chewmudder River

In this battle, The Germans tried to destroy the British troops when they were crossing the river when the British guns opened fire and killed 800 German troops.


=African Campaign=

*Fall of Cameroon
*Fall of German West Africa (Namibia)
*Battle of Killimanjaro
*Fall of Togo
*Battle of Tanga or Battle of the Bees
*Battle of Rufiji Delta
*Battle of Longido
*Battle of Sandfontein

=Naval engagements="See also: Naval warfare of World War I"

Atlantic Theatre

*First Battle of Heligoland Bight (1914)
*Battle of the Falkland Islands (1914)
*Raid on Scarborough, Hartlepool and Whitby (1914)
*Battle of Dogger Bank (1915)
*Otranto Barrage (1915-1918)
*Battle of Jutland (1916)
*Battle of Dover Strait (1917)
*Second Battle of Heligoland Bight (1917)
*Zeebrugge Raid (1918)

Mediterranean

*Pursuit of Goeben and Breslau (1914)
*Naval operations in the Dardanelles Campaign (1915-1916)

Asia-Pacific Theatre

*Battle of Rabaul
*Battle of Tsingtao (1914)
*Battle of Penang (1914)
*Battle of Coronel (1914)
*Battle of Cocos (1914)
*Battle of the Falkland Islands (1914)

Air engagements

World War I was the first war to see major use of planes for offensive, defensive and reconnaissance operations, and both the Entente Powers and the Central Powers used planes extensively. Almost as soon as they were invented, planes were drafted for military service.

"See also the following articles:"
*Aviation in World War I
*
*Flying aces
*List of World War I flying aces
*
*Zeppelins in World War I

Contemporary wars

Some historians consider some of these wars as being part of World War I, as they are considered to have a direct connection to the start of the war, or having been caused by the aftermath.

Pre-1914

*Mexican Revolution (1910-1920)
*First Balkan War (1912-13)
*Second Balkan War (1913)
*Maritz Rebellion (1914-15)
*Easter Rising (1916)

Post-1917

*Russian Revolution (1917)
*Finnish Civil War (1918)
*Russian Civil War (1918-22)
**North Russia Campaign (1918-19)
**Russian westward offensive (1918-19)
*Wielkopolska Uprising (1918-19)
*Polish-Soviet War (1919-21)
*Irish War of Independence (1919-21)
*Turkish War of Independence (1919-23)
*Greco-Turkish War (1919-22)
*Irish Civil War (1922-23)


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