WW1…coming soon

From July 2014, this blog will report day-by-day accounts of the First World War one hundred years on, as published at the time in the Diary of the (Great) War column of British broadsheet newspaper, The Times.

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July 26, 1914


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Unusually, The Times’ Diary of the War did not contain a report for this date. Austria begins to mobilize, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany returns from Norway with the German Fleet and Russia declares that she will mobilize if Austria crosses the Serbian border. Check back tomorrow to find out what happens next.