6/6 Margaret Macmillan tells the story of the events leading up to the First World War.
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.
5/6 Austria-Hungary's declaration of war on Serbia threatens to drag all of Europe into a war.
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.