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DIARY OF THE GREAT WAR - 100 YEARS AGO TODAY #WWI AUG 21ST 1914.

  • British concentration in France practically complete.
  • German war levies of £8,000,000 on Brussels (£11 per head of the inhabitants), and £2,400,000 on province of Liege.
  • Battle of Charleroi begins.
  • Franco-British loan of £20,000,000 to Belgium announced.
  • Partial investment of Namur.
  • Russians rout three German army corps in East Prussia, after two days battle.
  • German troops invade British South Africa.
  • British Government issue orders for the raising of the first New Army of six Divisions

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