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The night of August 2-3, 1914, at the Belgian foreign office

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Published by Hodder & Stoughton in London, Toronto .
Written in English


  • Diplomatic history,
  • World War, 1914-1918,
  • Guerre mondiale, 1914-1918,
  • Histoire diplomatique

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Edition Notes

Statementby Alfred de Bassompierre
SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series = CIHM/ICMH collection de microfiches -- no. 9-90315, CIHM/ICMH microfiche series -- no. 9-90315
The Physical Object
Pagination1 microfiche (28 fr.)
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24932449M
ISBN 100659903156

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4 August - German ambassador in Brussel delivers German response to Belgian reply at 6 AM 4 August - AM Germans invade Belgium 4 August - 9 AM King Alfred meets Belgian parliament 4 August - German troops cross French border near Mars-La-Tour and Moineville 4 August - Joffre leaves for the frontier. Belgium - Belgium - Belgium and World War I: As international tensions heightened during the summer of , Germany made plans to besiege France by crossing Luxembourg and Belgium, despite their neutrality. The two countries refused free passage to the German troops and were invaded on August 2 and August 4, respectively. The Belgian army retired behind the Yser (IJzer) River in the west of.   August 2, We are going to make use of the month of August as an anniversary. Similar to the book, we are going to follow some of the events day by day. You might want to take a look at an old blog called tunnels as it will give you some idea of the terrain. Germany gave its ultimatum to Belgium. Why did Britain go to war in ? Did Britain go to war over Belgium? When the Great War broke out in August , Russia and France were lined up against Germany and Austria-Hungary.