Events for Thursday 3rd August 2017
On This Day in History
WWI: Germany declares war on France3rd August 1914
When the German Empire began to mobilize on 30th July 1914, France, sporting significant animosity over the German conquest of Alsace-Lorraine during the Franco-Prussian War, ordered French mobilization on 1 August. Germany declared war on France just two days later.
Further ReadingKitchener's Army
(Hardback - 358 pages)
by Peter Simkins
Numbering over five million men, Britain's army in the First World War was the biggest in the country's history. Remarkably, nearly half those men who served in it were volunteers. 2,466,719 men enlisted between August 1914 and December 1915, many in response to the appeals of the Field-Marshal Lord Kitchener.… Read more...Only £19.99 at Pen & Sword Books.