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Collection Newspaper Pictorials: World War I Rotogravures, 1914 to 1919

1914

  • June 28

    Francis Ferdinand shot at Serajevo.

  • July 5

    Kaiser's War Council at Potsdam.

  • July 23

    Austro-Hungarian note to Serbia.

  • July 28

    Austria declared war on Serbia.

  • July 31

    State of war in Germany.

  • Aug. 1

    Germany declared war on Russia.

  • Aug. 2

    German ultimatum to Belgium.

  • Aug. 3

    Germany declared war on France.

  • Aug. 4

    Great Britain declared war on Germany.

  • Aug. 10

    France declared war on Austria.

  • Aug. 12

    Great Britain declared war on Austria.

  • Aug. 15

    Fall of LiƩge.

  • Aug. 16

    British Army landed in France; Russian advance into East Prussia.

  • Aug. 20

    Germans occupied Brussels.

  • Aug. 23

    Japan declared war on Germany.

  • Aug. 24

    Fall of Namur.

  • Aug. 25

    Sack of Louvain.

  • Aug. 27

    German victory of Tannenberg.

  • Aug. 28

    British victory in the Bight.

  • Aug. 20

    New Zealanders in Samoa.

  • Sept. 2

    Russians took Lemberg.

  • Sept. 3

    Paris Government at Bordeaux.

  • Sept. 4

    Pact of London signed.

  • Sept. 5

    End of retreat from Mons.

  • Sept. 6

    First Marne battle begun.

  • Sept. 15

    First Aisne battle begun.

  • Sept. 16

    Russians evacuated East Prussia.

  • Sept.  23

    First British air raid in Germany.

  • Oct.  9

    Fall of Antwerp.

  • Oct. 13

    Belgian Government at Havre.

  • Oct. 20

    First battle of Ypres begun.

  • Nov. 1

    Naval action off Coronel.

  • Nov. 5

    Great  Britain declared war on Turkey.

  • Nov. 7

    Fall of Tsing-tao.

  • Nov. 10

    Emden sunk.

  • Nov.  21

    British occupied Basra.

    [Detail] "Polish Infantry of the German Army in East Prussia Advance Over Flat Ground in Extended Order Firing From Individual Rifle Pits."  New York Times, November 22, 1914, [2].
  • Dec. 2

    Austrians in Belgrade.

  • Dec. 8

    Naval battle off the Falklands.

  • Dec. 14

    Serbians retook Belgrade.

  • Dec. 16

    Germans bombarded West Hartlepool.

  • Dec. 18

    Huessein Kamel, Sultan of Egypt.

  • Dec. 24

    First air raid on England. 

Excerpted from The War of the Nations: Portfolio of Rotogravure Etchings, 526-27.

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