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Der Weltkrieg: The Western Front: August Turn 1 (August 1 – 4, 1914)


The Guns of August

We all know how it started. The tangled web of alliances that set Europe on the path towards the largest war it had ever seen. The murder of the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary (hereafter referred to as Austria for brevity) by a Serbian national. The July Crisis where Austria, wanting greater influence in the Balkans, pressed an ultimatum upon Serbia. Serbia would have to give up their sovereignty and that was unacceptable, so the Serbians rejected the terms, but still sought to placate Austria. Read more…

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