04 Aug 2014

August 4, 1914

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Germany implements the Schlieffen Plan, violating Belgian Neutrality, in an attempt to outflank the French Army and gain a quick victory by knocking France out of the war.

In response to the invasion of neutral Belgium, Britain declares war on Germany.

“The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time.” remarks British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey.


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