The Coming of War 1914

Map showing the German Schlieffen plan.
28 JuneThe Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was shot by Serb terrorists on a visit to inspect Austrian troops in Bosnia.
5 JulyGermany promised total support for Austria-Hungary.
28 JulyAustria-Hungary declared war on Serbia – this angered Russia.
30 JulyRussia mobilised her army – this alarmed Germany.
3 AugustGermany implemented the Schlieffen Plan and invaded France through neutral Belgium.
4 AugustBritain declared war on Germany because of an agreement with Belgium.

Britain goes to war