Monday, 4 August 2014

For those who would a war declare . . .

August 1 
                         For those who would a war declare

                             we flung our hats up in the air,
                         fall where they may, without a care, 
                        then fought like dogs for hats to wear. 
Declaration of war greeted by jubilant hats in Berlin, August 1 1914.

Three days later, on August 4th 1914, Great Britain declared war on Germany, a reciprocal decision that saw the start of World War One, claiming over 16 million lives and 20 million casualties. 

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