Germany has invaded Luxembourg
German artillery moving into Luxembourg. Photo: Irish Life, 2 August 1914. Full collection of Irish Life available in the National Library of Ireland.

Germany has invaded Luxembourg

Published: 2 August 1914

German troops have entered the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and have seized the post offices and telecommunications have been cut. A force of German soldiers is now stationed in the city.

The invasion breaks Luxemburg’s neutrality agreement it had with Germany. This breach puts other neutral nations such as Belgium and Holland under threat.

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