Talk:Timeline of World War I

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I suggest we rename the article Timeline of World War I. Chessy999 09:40, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Factual correction[edit]

I'm pretty sure that Germany invaded Belgium on August 4, 1914, not August 3. The date appears elsewhere on Wikipedia as August 4, also. CopaceticThought (talk) 22:40, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

It looks (see p 518) as if you are right. I've updated the timeline.LeadSongDog (talk) 22:03, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Definition of theater[edit]

I think there should be a link to Theater (warfare) in the beginning of the article. Adding it to the of the phrases "Western theater" etc doesn't look nice (as it looks inconsequent). I suggest we try to improve the summary, the first sentence in the article to include this fundamental word. Right now the beginning of the article is as follows:

"The following tables list the main events which happened during World War I."
"agreed and done" — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hugo Head (talkcontribs) 01:18, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

My attempt (which isn't good enough to be published, therefore I publish it here, in hope of your assistance :)):

The following tables list the main events in respective theater during World War I.

/Tense (talk) 20:00, 27 December 2008 (UTC)


In this article it says: May 10 Troops from Hungary rout the Russians at Jarosław. Lviv is again in Austrian hands. June 27 The Austro-Hungarians re-enter Lviv. both dates are from 1915. Why is there made a note of Austrians entering a city they captured 1½ month ago? Pruis (talk) 11:55, 21 March 2010 (UTC)


How can we get referencing for this article to get B-class? I'm going to try to look up encyclopedias or books to reference. I know we reference wikipedia here but I think having external references would be the tipping point. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Marine79 (talkcontribs) 10:02, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

Split into months in subsections?[edit]

So that we can navigate the website more quickly and find what we want to find more easily.--Kc kennylau (talk) 09:45, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

I dont have a comment about that, but the color-coding is atrocious and probably in contravention of WP:ACCESS. Adding the theater in a column would actually provide a valid reason for the table formatting, which currently is in contravention of WP:MOSTABLE-- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 15:15, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Doing a report on this right now, where is the source?[edit]

I cannot find a source for this: "Germany warns Russia to stop mobilizing. Russia says mobilization is against Austria-Hungary only."

Someone care to cite a reputable source? Perhaps a newspaper, or letter, or conversation? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:18, 27 June 2014 (UTC)


Amended details of British operations where wayward comments were found. Happy to discuss if desired.Keith-264 (talk) 10:03, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

um Mons?

In the 1914 timeline it says Germany obtained 'victory against the BEF'. Mons is seen here as major Victory for us, always has been. The BEF had to retreat after MONS, but caused massive casualties to the German army, the original statement seems very odd indeed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:51, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

No, the British delayed the German advance, inflicted about the same number of casualties and were forced to retreat, it was a defeat. RegardsKeith-264 (talk) 21:15, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

Liberia Declares war on belgium[edit]

The sources at Liberia in World War I seem to show liberia declaring war in 1918, not 1914

Please, let's get rid of this horrible color-coding.[edit]

This issue was raised before in 2013; people at that time challenged it under access-related provisions of the Wikipedia standards. I'm not very familiar with those, but I do find that the color-coding renders the table all but unreadable, even though I have normal color vision.

I would suggest that the color coding be removed completely and a column be added, "Theater of war" to show which theater the even in question belongs to.

I would be "bold" and do it myself but I don't know anything about editing tables.

Poihths (talk) 14:27, 13 November 2017 (UTC)