Fortnight in review: Pictorial highlights Ed 33

Fortnight in review: Pictorial highlights Ed 33

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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.’

(Photo: Irish Life, 7 August 1914. Full collection of Irish Life available in the National Library of Ireland.)

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.

(Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C., USA, LC-B2- 3189-14)

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.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 1 Aug 1914

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.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], August 8 1914)

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.

(Photo: National Library of Ireland, EPH A10)

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.

(Photo: Irish Life, 2 August 1914. Full collection of Irish Life available in the National Library of Ireland.)

3 Aug: Tourists stranded as war breaks out

Thousands of English tourists are stranded all across Europe as war breaks out all around them.

(Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA)

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.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], August 8 1914)

4 Aug: Britain declares war on Germany

Britain has declared war on Germany.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 15 Aug 1914)

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.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], August 5 1914)

6 Aug: Britain loses first ship in war

The HMS Amphion has sunk this morning after striking a mine.

(Photo: Imperial War Museum)

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.

(Photo: www.census.nationalarchives.ie/exhibition/dublin/)

9 Aug: First troops leave Dublin for war

Battalions of soldiers last night left Dublin for England and then for war.

(Photo: Irish Life, 14 August 1914. Full collection of Irish Life is available from the National Library of Ireland.)

10 Aug: France declares war on Austria

France has declared war on Austria.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], August 8 1914)

11 Aug: War in Europe!

The major powers in Europe are now at war, with reports of heavy fighting on several fronts.

(Photo: Irish Life, 7 August 1914. Full collection of Irish Life available from the National Library of Ireland)

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.

(Photo: Irish Life, 4 September 1914. Full collection of Irish Life available in the National Library of Ireland.)

12 Aug: Britain declares war on Austria

Britain has officially declared war on Austria.

(Photo: Irish Life, 21 August 1914. Full collection of Irish Life available in the National Library of Ireland.)

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