Events for Friday 4th August 2017


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WWI: Britain declared war on Germany

4th August 1914

The United Kingdom declared war on Germany on the 4th August 1914, following an "unsatisfactory reply" to the British ultimatum that Belgium must be kept neutral.

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Facing Armageddon
(Hardback - 936 pages)
by Peter Liddle

Facing Armageddon is a major collection of scholarly work on the 1914-18 war that explores, on a worldwide basis, the real nature of the participants’ experience. The book is a classic in the field. Sixty-four scholars from all over the globe, including the USA, Russia, Germany, Italy, France, Holland and… Read more...

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WWI: United Kingdom declare war on Germany

4th August 1914

The United Kingdom declared war on Germany on 4th August 1914, following the invasion of neutral Belgium by Germany.

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Kitchener'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...

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