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28 June. Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated. 

28 July.  Austria -Hungary declares war on Serbia.  

31 July.  Russia mobilises.                                                                                 

1 August. Germany and France mobilise.

3 August. Germany declares war on France and Russia.

4 August. Germany invades Belgium.

Britain declares war on Germany.

11 November 1918.  22 million dead

        This is the world they have made,

        and this world shall unmake them,

        for from now on they cannot climb

        back up the slope that the world

        they have made is rolling down.

                  © D G Moody 2023