DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR - 100 years ago today #WWI AUG 4th 1914.

- Germany declares war on Belgium, and her troops, under General von Emmich, attack Liege. Belgian defence conducted by General Leman.

- German Reichstag authorises an extraordinary expenditure of £ 265,000,000.

- Great Britain declares war on Germany.

- British Army mobilisation begins, and Reserves and Territorials are called up.

- Mr. Asquith's speech in the Commons.

- Australia offers to send 20,000 men.

- Admiral Sir John Jellicoe appointed to supreme Command of the Home Fleets. .

- The British Government takes control of the railways.

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