078: The Lamps Go Out II

Front page of the Lübeckische Anzeigen for Sunday, August 2, 1914, announcing the German mobilization.

The July Crisis continues as Germany mobilizes and declares war on Russia and France. With German soldiers crossing into the neutral states of Luxembourg and Belgium, the British Cabinet and Parliament take the decision to side with their entente partners.






Opening Theme

Cello Concerto in E Minor
Composed in 1919 by Edward Elgar. Public domain.
Performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra. Public domain recording. Source.

Closing Theme


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