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Britain declares war on Bulgaria
Austrian newspaper 'Wiener Caricaturen' celebrates Bulgaria's entry into the war. Photo: Photo: Wiener Caricaturen, 17 October 1915, ANNO/Austrian National Library

Britain declares war on Bulgaria

London, 16 October 1915 - Britain last night declared war on Bulgaria. The statement read:

‘In view of the fact that Bulgaria has announced that she is at war with Serbia, and is an ally to the Central Powers, His Majesty’s Government have informed the Bulgarian government that a state of war exists between Great Britain and Bulgaria as from 10pm on 15 October 1915.’

[Editor's note: This is an article from Century Ireland, a fortnightly online newspaper, written from the perspective of a journalist 100 years ago, based on news reports of the time.]


Century Ireland

The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.