Germany declares war on France and Belgium
Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], August 8 1914

Germany declares war on France and Belgium

Published: 4 August 1914

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.

German troops have moved into Belgium at three points, violating their neutrality policy.

It is reported that there are already one million French men near the frontier line but France is at an even greater risk with Germany’s invasion of Luxembourg and Belgium, right on their border. France has very limited defences along the Belgium border, making it vulnerable to attack on that front.

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