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DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR - 100 YEARS AGO TODAY. 1ST AUG 1914

AUG. 1st 1914.

-Germany sends twelve hours' ultimatum to Russia to stop mobilising, declares war, and invades Luxembourg.
- King George telegraphs to T-sar.
- Mobilisation in Austria, France, Belgium, and Holland .
- Italy and Denmark declare neutrality.
- Sir John French appointed Inspector-General of the Forces.
- British Naval Reserves called up.
- Bank rate 10 per cent.
- M. Delcasse French War Minister.
- Montenegro identifies herself with Serbia.

 



 

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