Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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First World War Centenary: Lamps to go out across Britain to Commemorate Dead.

A century after Foreign Secretary Edward Grey ominously observed on the eve of the First World War that “the lamps are going out all over Europe” homes, offices and public buildings in Britain and around the globe will dim the lights in memory of the start of the conflict.

Read about it HERE

Final moments: The Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand with his wife Sophie in Sarajevo minutes before their assassination at the hands of Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip.


Arresting Princip’s fellow conspirator Nedeljko Cabrinovic after a failed attempt to kill the Archduke on the same day.

I have stood on that very same spot and looked at the bridge where Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated - S.L.



Crowds in central London cheer Britain’s declaration of war on Germany



The innocents: New recruits, with bicycles, training with the British Army in 1914.



1914: A lone soldier with a bicycle stands amid the remains of a German motor convoy which lines a country lane after an attack by French field guns in the battle of the Aisne in France



German infantry advance through Belgium in August 1914


Civilians near the Austrian lines in Serbia are strung up – probably as a reprisal for guerrilla resistance to the invaders.


Captured soldiers of the Russian 2nd Army after their defeat at the Battle of Tannenberg.


Wounded and exhausted British and Belgian soldiers retreating after the Battle of Mons.


Things started to get ugly, early - S.L.



Supporting troops of the 1st Australian Division walking on a duckboard track near Hooge, in the Ypres Sector




Early indications that this thing wasn't exactly going to be a walk in the park . . .

STORMBRINGER SENDS

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