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DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR - 100 YEARS AGO TODAY. #WWI AUG 3RD 1914.

- Germany declares war against France.

- Belgium refuses to allow passage of German troops through her territory, and King Albert sends "supreme appeal" to King George.

- British Government demands from Germany the assurance that the latter country will respect the neutrality of Belgium.

- German troops envelop Visé, and their advance guard approaches Liege.

- Sir E. Grey's speech in the Commons.

- British naval mobilisation completed.

- Moratorium Bill passed, and Bank Holiday extended to Aug 7th.

 

 

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