On this day: War Begins

The Outbreak of the First World War, 1914:

A Berlin crowd listens as a German officer reads the Kaiser’s order for mobilisation on 1st August 1914. The following day, following the requirements of the Schlieffen Plan, Germany invaded Luxembourg and demanded free passage for its troops through Belgium in order to attack France.

Berlin crowd listens as a German officer reads the Kaiser's order for mobilisation on 1st August 1914. The following day Germany invaded Luxembourg and demanded free passage through Belg

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