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Toward The Great War

Eric Dorn Brose

in The Kaiser's Army

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780195143355
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199872015 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143355.003.0008
Toward The Great War

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This chapter discusses the events leading to the Great War. When Russia refused to cancel its mobilization, Germany declared war on Russia and France. On 4 August, units of the German cavalry rode into Belgium. On the same day, England declared war on the violators of Belgian neutrality and Europe's conflagration had begun. Germany's long debate about war in the machine age had ended. The battlefield experience of high summer 1914 adjudicated all prewar disputes.

Keywords: Germany Army; Great War; weapons; artillery

Chapter.  16306 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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