1914: Day by Day
As part of the final omnibus edition, Margaret Macmillan reviews the 43 days and the events that led Europe from a period of prolonged peace into a dreadful war.
1914: 8th August
The French army declares a victory in their lost province of Alsace.
1914: 7th August
British Trade Unions announce they will not oppose the war.
1914: 6th August
German Zeppelins bomb the Belgian city of Liege, the first air attack on a European city.
1914: 5th August
Advertisements in British newspapers urge the public to enlist in the army.
1914: 4th August
Britain declares war on Germany.
1914: 3rd August
The British foreign secretary speaks in favour of war at the House of Commons.
1914: 2nd August
The British cabinet is split over whether to join the war.
1914: 1st August
The German government receives word that Britain will remain neutral.
1914: 31st July
Panic in the financial markets as the Bank of England is forced to close.
1914: 30th July
The tsar orders a full mobilisation of the Russian army.
1914: 29th July
The Kaiser sends a telegram to The Tsar to try to prevent war.
1914: 28th July
Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia.
1914: 27th July
Reactions to British soldiers shooting unarmed protesters in Dublin.
1914: 26th July
The British foreign secretary proposes mediation to settle the Balkan crisis.
1914: 25th July
Serbia responds to the ultimatum.
1914: 24th July
Britain and Russia react to Austria-Hungary's ultimatum.
1914: 23rd July
Austria-Hungary delivers the ultimatum to Serbia.
1914: 22nd July
The Russian royal family give a lavish welcome to the French President.
1914: 21 July
The King warns of civil war in Britain over Irish Home Rule.
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