Historian Margaret MacMillan chronicles the road to war in 1914.
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The French army declares a victory in their lost province of Alsace.
British Trade Unions announce they will not oppose the war.
German Zeppelins bomb the Belgian city of Liege, the first air attack on a European city.
Advertisements in British newspapers urge the public to enlist in the army.
Britain declares war on Germany.
The British foreign secretary speaks in favour of war at the House of Commons.
The British cabinet is split over whether to join the war.
The German government receives word that Britain will remain neutral.
Panic in the financial markets as the Bank of England is forced to close.
The tsar orders a full mobilisation of the Russian army.
The Kaiser sends a telegram to the Tsar to try to prevent war.
Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia.
Reactions to British soldiers shooting unarmed protesters in Dublin.
The British foreign secretary proposes mediation to settle the Balkan crisis.
Margaret Macmillan tells the story of the events leading up to the First World War.
Britain and Russia react to Austria-Hungary's ultimatum.
Austria-Hungary delivers the ultimatum to Serbia.
The Russian royal family give a lavish welcome to the French President.
The King warns of civil war in Britain over Irish Home Rule.
The French President arrives on a state visit to Russia.
The Royal Navy fleet gathers for a review by the King.
Mohandas Gandhi leaves South Africa.
Lloyd George warns of civil unrest among the trade unions and in Ireland.
A meeting of Suffragettes is attacked by a mob.
Jean Jaures calls for an international general strike in the event of war.
The French parliament hears revelations that the military is short of arms.
The investigation into the assassination of Franz Ferdinand reports back to Vienna.
The Russian monk Rasputin is attacked.
Crowds gather for the first London to Paris Air Race.
Suffragettes' protests disrupt the King's visit to Scotland.
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