Fortnight in review: Pictorial highlights Ed 33
Catch up with the top stories over the past fortnight. Click on images for full stories.
30 July: ‘Malevolent opponent’ caused Austrian Emperor to grasp sword after long years of peace
Franz Josef I, Emperor of Austria has released a manifesto, alluding to the Serbians, stating that ‘intrigues of a malevolent opponent have compelled him to grasp the sword after long years of peace, and an end must be put to such incessant provocations.’
31 July: Current crisis grinds stock exchange to a standstill
The London stock exchange and other stock exchanges around Britain have been closed today until further notice after several days of crisis.
1 Aug: Coroner condemns ‘extraordinary’ actions of British army
The inquest into the killing of three Dubliners in the aftermath of the Howth gun running has led to the Dublin Coroner condemning the actions of the British army.
1 Aug: Germany declare war on Russia
Germany has declared war on Russia. The news of the declaration was received with enthusiastic rejoicings in Berlin and across Germany.
1 Aug: Dublin police to go on strike
Rumours are sweeping Dublin that the Dublin Metropolitan Police are to go on strike following the dismissal of two of their colleagues.
2 Aug: Germany has invaded Luxembourg
German troops have entered the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and have seized the post offices and telecommunications have been cut.
3 Aug: Tourists stranded as war breaks out
Thousands of English tourists are stranded all across Europe as war breaks out all around them.
4 Aug: Germany declares war on France and Belgium
Germany has declared war on France and Belgium today. This is their third war declaration this week, having already declared war on Russia and invaded Luxembourg.
4 Aug: Britain declares war on Germany
Britain has declared war on Germany.
5 Aug: Belgian forces have held off German troops at Liége
The Belgian army have managed to hold off the German guards as they penetrated along the entire Belgian frontier.
6 Aug: Britain loses first ship in war
The HMS Amphion has sunk this morning after striking a mine.
8 Aug: James Connolly - What should Irish people do during the war?
Writing in the Irish Worker, the Labour leader, James Connolly, has published the following analysis of the duties of Irish people following the outbreak of war in Europe.
9 Aug: First troops leave Dublin for war
Battalions of soldiers last night left Dublin for England and then for war.
10 Aug: France declares war on Austria
France has declared war on Austria.
11 Aug: War in Europe!
The major powers in Europe are now at war, with reports of heavy fighting on several fronts.
11 Aug: How can Irish women help the war effort?
The Irish Times has written today about the role of women in Ireland during the war as many men depart for the continent.
12 Aug: Britain declares war on Austria
Britain has officially declared war on Austria.