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Germany at War: Her Call to Arms—In Germany and England

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(ALIED FROM ENGLAND TO FIGHT FOR THE FATHERLAND: GERMAN RESERVISTS OUTSIDE IIlEIR (OUNlRY’S CONSULATE. IN BEDFORD PLACE, LONDON, TO WHICH THEY WENT TO REPORT THEIR OBEDIENCE TO THE MOBILISATION ORDER.


ILI A SEQUEL TO THE PROCLAMATION OF A STATE OF WAR IN GERMANY AND THE BEGINNING OF THE GREAT WAR: GERMAN RESERVISTS LEAVING A PROVINCIAL STATION FOR THE WAR AREA.


WHEN THE GERMAN EMPEROR SAID “THE SWORD IS BEING FORCED INTO OUR HAND ” : THE CROWD OUTSIDE THE IMPERIAL PALACE IN BERLIN WHEN THE KAISER MADE HIS SPEECH AMID SCENES OF WILD ENTHUSIASIr.


AFTER GERMANY HAD PROCLAIMED WAR AGAINST RUSSIA : CHEERING THE GERMAN EMPEROR OUTSIDE THE IMPERIAL PALACE, BERLIN.


AFTER GERMANY HAD PROCLAIMED WAR AGAINST RUSSIA: CHEERING THE GERMAN CROWN PRINCE ON HIS LEAVING THE IMPERIAL PALACE.


On July 31 a State of War was decreed in Germany, and on the following day Germany declared war on Russia. On the Friday evening, the Kaiser, speaking from a balcony ns his Palace, said : “A dark day has to-day broken over Germany. Envious persons arc cverywhere compelling us to defence. The sword is being forced into our hand. I


hope that, if at the last hour my efforts to bring our adversaries to see things in their proper light and to maintain peace do not succeed, we shall with God’s help wield the sword in such a way that we can sheathe it with honour.” Scenes of wild enthusiasm took place throughout Berlin on the publication of the speech.



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Issue 3929. - Vol CXLV

Aug, 08 1914

Illustrated London News