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Der Weltkrieg am 5. August 1914

Deutsche Erfolge im Osten

Berlin, 5. Ang. (W. B.)
Kurz nachdem bei Soldau befindliche deutsche Truppen heute morgen angetreten waren, um starke russische Kavallerie zurückzuschlagen, erfolgte der Angriff einer russischen Kavalleriebrigade. Unter dem Feuer der deutschen Treppen brach der russische Kavallerieangriff unter schwersten Verlusten zusammen.

Berlin, 5. Ang. (W. B.)
Gestern nachmittag griff (wie schon gemeldet) deutsche Kavallerie das von Russen besetzte Kibarty an, einen an der Grenze nahe Stallupönen gelegenen russischen Ort. Die Besatzung von Kibarty verließ fluchtartig den Ort, der von unseren Truppen besetzt wurde. Eine in der Nähe befindliche russische Kavalleriedivision sah dem Kampf untätig zu. Der einzige Grenzschutz ist hiermit durchbrochen, was für unsere Aufklärung von größter Wichtigkeit ist.

Berlin, 5. Ang. (W. B.)
Deutsche Kavallerie besetzte gestern Wielun, südlich von Kalisch, von der russisch - polnischen Bevölkerung mit Jubel begrüßt.


Weitere Beschlagnahme russischer Staatsgelder

München, 5. Aug. (Priv.-Tel.)
Das Guthaben des russischen Staates bei der hiesigen Vereinsbank ist beschlagnahmt worden.


Österreichs Aktion in Serbien

Wien, 5. Aug. (Korr.-Bureau.)
Berichte der an der serbischen Grenze stehenden Truppen lassen erkennen, daß eine erhöhte Tätigkeit einzutreten beginnt. Bei Belgrad suchten serbische Festungsgeschütze der oberen und unteren Festung und der benachbarten Höhen durch heftiges Feuer die Bewegungen am diesseitigen Ufer und die Schiffahrt auf der Save und der Donau zu verhindern. Dieses veranlaßte die österreichischen Truppen gestern, das Artilleriefeuer zu eröffnen. Der Kampf endete damit, daß die serbischen Geschütze zum Schweigen gebracht wurden. Die Festungswerke sind schwer beschädigt, die Stadt blieb vollkommen verschont. An der Drina herrscht Ruhe. Sehr lobend wird die Tätigkeit der im Sicherheitsdienste verwendeten Truppen, insbesondere der Infanterie und Grenzjäger hervorgehoben.


Das französische Parlament

Paris, 5. Aug. (W. B.)
Die gestrige Sitzung der Kammer wurde von dem Präsidenten Deschanel pünktlich um 3 Uhr eröffnet. Der russische Botschafter Iswolski wohnte der Sitzung auf der Diplomatentribüne bei. Nachdem Deschanel Jaures einen Nachruf gewidmet hatte, der unter allgemeiner Aufmerksamkeit und mit begeistertem Beifall angehört wurde, gab er dem Ministerpräsidenten Viviani das Wort, der eine Botschaft des Präsidenten der Republik verlas, welche die Kammer stehend unter häufigen Beifallsrufen anhörte. Das Publikum stimmte in den Beifall der Deputierten ein.
Viviani erstattete darauf sein diplomatisches Eyposé über die Lage. Lauter Beifall ertönte, als der Redner der Haltung Belgiens huldigte. Mit Begeisterung nahm die Versammlung
die Mitteilung über die französische und russische Mobilisation, sowie die Ankündigung über die englische Mobilisation auf.
Viviani verlas darauf unter größter Aufmerksamkeit des Hauses die diplomatischen Dokumente, welche Frankreich und England verbinden. Zum Schlusse seiner Rede erklärte er inmitten unbeschreiblicher Ovationen: Wir sind ohne Vorwurf und ohne Furcht.
Minister Noulens zählte darauf die Gesetzesvorlagen auf deren Annahme die Regierung wünsche, namentlich diejenigen betreffend die Zulassung von Elsaß-Lothringern in die französische Armee. Sämtliche Gesetzvorlagen wurden angenommen. Der Präsident verlas sodann ein von der serbischen Skupschtina übersandtes Sympathietelegramm und seine Antwort darauf, in der er der tapferen serbischen Nation den Gruß ganz Frankreichs ausspricht. Darauf wurde die Sitzung aufgehoben.


Unsere Flotte in Aktion
Beschießung algerischer Plätze

Berlin 5. Aug. (W. B.)
Die im Mittelmeer befindlichen Deutschen Kriegsschiffe sind gestern an der Küste von Algier erschienen und haben einzelne befestigte Plätze zerstört, insbesondere Einschiffungsorte für französische Truppentransporte. Das Feuer wurde erwidert.
Unterseeboote am Sund

Kopenhagen, 5. Aug. (W. B.)
Drei deutsche Unterseeboote wurden gestern Nachmittag im Südausgang des Sundes gesichtet. Sie scheinen dort eine Vorpostenstellung eingenommen zu haben.
Der Sund durch Minen gesperrt

Berlin, 5. Aug.
In einer Sonderausgabe der vom Reichsmarineamt herausgegebenen Nachrichten für Seefahrer wird mitgeteilt: Im Kopenhagener Sunde, Königstief (Kongedyb),
Holländer Tief und Drohen liegen Minen. Die Fahrstraße der Dampfer führt durch die Flintrinne. Für Kopenhagen besteht Lotsenzwang. Die ungefähre Lage des Drogden-Feuerschiffs ist 55°O, 33°ON, 12°O, 43°O.
Ein deutsches Geschwader in der Richtung Memel-Libau

Petersburg 5. Aug.
Ein aus 19 Schiffen bestehendes deutsches Geschwader ist gestern in der Richtung Memel-Libau bemerkt worden.


Aus unseren Kolonien

Berlin, 5. Aug. (W. B.)
Die glühende vaterländische Begeisterung, die in diesen Tagen alle Deutschen des Mutterlandes erfüllt, hat nach eingetroffenen Meldungen auch die Volksgenossen unserer Schutzgebiete ergriffen. So richtete der Gouverneur von Deutsch-Südwestafrika folgendes Telegramm an den Kaiser: "Ew. Majestät versichere die Deutschen Südwests unverbrüchliche Treue. Sie bitten zu Gott um den Sieg für das Vaterland. Die Truppe und die Bevölkerung sind voll Mut und Vertrauen. Alleruntertänigst Gouverneur Seitz."


Die Neutralen

Bukarest, 5. Aug. (W. B.)
Extrablätter melden, daß der gestrige Kronrat in Sinaja die Neutralität Rumäniens beschlossen hat.
Kopenhagen, 5. Aug. (W. B.)
Da der Krieg ausgebrochen ist zwischen Deutschland und Rußland und zwischen Deutschland und Frankreich, beschloß die dänische Regierung absolute Neutralität während dieser Kriege zu wahren.
Washington, 5. Aug.
Präsident Wilson erließ die Neutralitätserklärung der Vereinigten Staaten.


Erneuerung des Eisernen Kreuzes

Berlin, 5. Aug. (W. B.)
Durch Verordnung vom heutigen Tage erneuerte der Kaiser für den gegenwärtigen Feldzug den Orden des Eisernen Kreuzes.

Berlin, 5. Aug. (W. B.)
Der "Reichsanzeiger" veröffentlicht folgende Urkunde über die Erneuerung des Eisernen Kreuzes:

Wir, Wilhelm von Gottes Gnaden, König von Preußen usw.: Angesichts der ernsten Lage, in welche das teure Vaterland durch den ihm aufgezwungenen Krieg versetzt worden ist, und in dankbarer Erinnerung an die Heldentaten unserer Vorfahren in den großen Jahren der Befreiungskriege und des Kampfes für die Einigung Deutschlands, wollen wir das von unserm in Gott ruhenden Urgroßvater gestiftete Ordenseichen des Eisernen Kreuzes abermals wieder aufleben lassen. Das Eiserne Kreuz soll ohne Unterschied des Ranges und des Standes an Angehörige des Heeres, der Marine und des Landsturmes, an die Mitglieder der freiwilligen Krankenpflege und sonstige Personen, die eine Dienstverpflichtung mit dem Heere oder der Marine eingehen, oder als Heeres- oder Marinebeamte Verwendung finden, als Belohnung eines auf dem Kriegsschauplatz erworbenen Verdienstes verliehen werden. Auch solche Personen, die daheim Verdienste um das Wohl der deutschen Streitmacht und einer Verbündeten sich erwerben, sollen das Kreuz erhalten. Demgemäß verordnen wir, was folgt:
1. Die für diesen Krieg wieder ins Leben gerufene Auszeichnung des Eisernen Kreuzes soll wie früher auf zwei Klassen und einem Großkreuz bestehen. Ordenszeichen sowie das Band bleiben unverändert. Nur ist auf der Vorderseite unter dem W mit der Krone die Jahreszahl 1914 anzubringen.
2. Die zweite Klasse wird am schwarzen Bande mit weißer Einfassung im Knopfloch getragen, sofern sie für Verdienste auf dem Kriegsschauplatz erworben worden ist, für daheim erworbenes Verdienst am weißen Bande mit schwarzer Einfassung. Die erste Klasse wird auf der linken Brust, das Großkreuz um den Hals getragen.
3. Die erste Klasse kann erst nach Erwerbung der zweiten Klasse verliehen werden und wird neben dieser getragen.
4. Die Verleihung des Großkreuzes ist nicht durch die vorherige Erwerbung der ersten und zweiten Klasse bedingt. Sie kann nur erfolgen für eine gewonnene entscheidende Schlacht, durch welche der Feind zum Verlassen seiner Stellungen gezwungen oder für eine selbständige, von Erfolg gekrönte Führung einer Armee oder der Flotte, oder für die Eroberung einer großen Festung oder für die Erhaltung einer wichtigen Festung durch deren ausdauernde Verteidigung.
5. Alle mit dem Besitze des Militärehrenzeichens erster und zweiter Klasse verbundenen Vorzüge gehen, vorbehaltlich der verfassungsmäßigen Regelung der Ehrenzulage, auf das Eiserne Kreuz erster und zweiter Klasse über.
Urkundlich unter höchsteigenhändiger Unterschrift und beigedrucktem Königlichen Insiegel.

Gegeben Berlin, 5. August 1914.

Wilhelm II.,
v. Bethmann Hollweg,
Tirpitz,
Delbrück,
Beseler,
Breitenbach,
Sydow,
v. Trott zu Solz,
Freiherr v. Schorlemer,
Lentze,
v. Falkenhayn,
Löbell,
Kühn,
Jagow.

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914-08-05 (1 bericht)
> | Woensdag 5 Augustus.
Om half acht 's morgens kwam de meid mij wekken. Ik had gansch den nacht wakker gelegen en was met het krieken van den dag eindelijk ingesluimerd:
"Heel de straat staat vol soldaten," zei ze.
"Waarom hebt ge mij niet eerder opgeroepen?"
"Ik heb eten gegeven aan vier. Ze krijgen eten overal."
Toen ik aan den drempel ging, zag ik er aan alle deuren gretig bijtend in boterhammen en wat ze anders kregen. Een tweetal waren nog niet voorzien; ze stonden te wachten op het voetpad aan den overkant.
Ik wonk ze bij: "Vanwaar zijt gij?" "Wallons," was het antwoord.
"Hebt ge honger?"
"Ja."
"Komt binnen."
Ze zaten in de gang op de bank; een groote, sterke kerel van een jaar of vijf en dertig oud, een veel jongere, fijn van aangezicht met schranderen blik.
En de groote berichtte: "Wij zijn met duizend aangekomen gisteren avond, allen vrijwilligers; vijftienhonderd uit onze streek hebben zich aangegeven; niemand verwachtte ons te Gent. Er was geen eten gereed. Wij hebben geslapen in 't Feestpaleis. Wij zijn van Lessines. Geen werk meer, in 't vervolg geen eten ginder meer."
Die mannen klaagden niet. Geen enkele aanmerking op de ontbering hier.
"Vleesch is er niet in huis, maar brood en eieren: hoe wilt ge ze: zacht of hard gezoden?" [4]
[4]'Gezoden' is het voltooide deelwoord van 'zieden', wat 'koken' betekent.
Een bleeke glimlach verscheen op hun aangezicht: "O, om 't even, geef ze maar ruw."
In drie beten was elke boterham op; de eieren werden uitgezogen.
"Zijt ge getrouwd?"
"Ja."
"Kinderen?"
"Twee," toonde de groote met zijn vingeren aan.
"Drie," zei de kleine, fijne, jonge. Hij voegde er nog een heele uitlegging bij, maar zijn mengsel van waalsch en fransch verstond ik niet.
"Wij lagen tusschen Leuven en Diest; op eens kwam het bevel, dat we weg moesten," zei de groote.
"Wat komt ge hier doen?"
"Wij weten 't niet."
Ze waren opgestaan, ze dankten. Ik reikte hun de hand. Ze drukten die beurtelings; dien handdruk voel ik nog: de palm was hard als de kasseien, die ze uit de steengroeven van Lessen (Lessines) doen ontspringen en die voor onze bestratingen dienstdoen.
Het moest heel onlangs zijn, dat die mannen gewerkt hadden voor hun brood en het brood van hun huisgezin.

Uit In oorlogsnood- Virginie Lovelings dagboek.
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1914 German assault on Liege begins first battle of World War I

On August 5, 1914, the German army launches its assault on the city of Liege in Belgium, violating the latter country’s neutrality and beginning the first battle of World War I.

By August 4, the German 1st, 2nd and 3rd Armies—some 34 divisions of men—were in the process of aligning themselves on the right wing of the German lines, poised to move into Belgium. In total, seven German armies, with a total of 1.5 million soldiers, were being assembled along the Belgian and French frontiers, ready to put the long-held Schlieffen Plan—a sweeping advance through Belgium into France envisioned by former German Chief of Staff Alfred von Schlieffen—into practice. The 2nd Army, commanded by Field Marshal Karl von Bulow, was charged with taking the city of Liege, located at the gateway into Belgium from Germany. Built on a steep 500-foot slope rising up from the Meuse River, some 200 yards wide, and defended by 12 heavily armed forts—six on either side of the river, stretching along a 30-mile circumference—Liege was considered by many to be the most heavily fortified spot in Europe.

Bulow’s 2nd Army, numbering some 320,000 men, began its attack on Liege and its 35,000 garrison troops on August 5. Six brigades, commanded by General Otto von Emmich, were detached from the 2nd Army to form a special “Army of the Meuse” that would open the way for the rest of its comrades through Liege. Confident of an easy victory with little significant Belgian resistance, the Germans assumed Emmich’s men could topple Liege while the rest of the German troops were still assembling. In fact, the Belgians put up a valiant defense from the first moment—a struggle led by their sovereign, King Albert, who had earlier urged his subjects to fight this threat to their neutrality and independence at all costs. By the end of the day on August 5, all of Liege’s 12 fortresses remained in Belgian hands.

Liege eventually fell to the Germans on August 15, but only after they had brought up the most powerful land weapons in their arsenal, the enormous siege cannons. One type of cannon, built by the Austrian munitions firm Skoda, had a barrel measuring 12-inches (305mm); the other, manufactured by Krupps in Essen, Germany, was even more massive at 16.5 inches (420mm). Until that point, the largest guns had measured 13.5 inches and were used by the British navy; the largest on land had only measured 11 inches. The heavy shelling of Liege began on August 12; on August 15, after taking 11 of Liege’s 12 forts and exploding the walls of the 12th , Fort Loncin, with a shell, Emmich and his comrade Erich Ludendorff entered Loncin to find Liege’s commander, General Gerard Mathieu Leman, alive but unconscious. Taken prisoner by the Germans, he later wrote to King Albert from Germany, “I would gladly have given my life, but Death would not have me.” For their parts, Emmich and Ludendorff were awarded Germany’s highest military medal, the Pour la Merite cross, for their capture of Liege.

The main German advance through Belgium, towards France, began three days later, on August 18. Fearful of civilian resistance, especially from snipers, or franc-tireurs, shooting at them from hidden positions in trees and bushes, German troops from the first day in Belgium took a hard line against the native population. As early as August 5, the Germans had begun not only the shooting of ordinary civilians but the deliberate execution of Belgian priests, whom German propaganda at home insisted were encouraging franc-tireur activity. “Our advance in Belgium is certainly brutal,” wrote German Chief of Staff Helmuth von Moltke to his Austrian counterpart, Conrad von Hotzendorff, on August 5. “But we are fighting for our lives and all who get in the way must take the consequences.” In total, German troops killed 5,521 civilians in Belgium and 896 in France, earning Germany the full measure of Belgian hatred and damning it in the eyes of many foreign observers. The steadfast Belgian resistance, meanwhile, at Liege and elsewhere during the German advance, would earn the small country and its valiant king the world’s respect, and provide a shining example, and a worthy cause, to the other Allied nations then entering what would become Europe’s most devastating conflict.

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95 jaar geleden:
De strijd om Luik ontbrandt:

5 augustus 1914

http://www.forumeerstewereldoorlog.nl/viewtopic.php?t=3088
http://www.forumeerstewereldoorlog.nl/viewtopic.php?t=15708

http://www.forumeerstewereldoorlog.nl/viewtopic.php?t=14729
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Great Britain declares war on Germany
Originally published on 5 August 1914


Great Britain declared war on Germany at eleven o'clock last night. An ultimatum was sent to Germany during the day, requiring assurances that the neutrality of Belgium would be respected, a reply being requested by midnight. The reply was in effect a rejection of the British demand, whereupon war was declared.

All controversy therefore is now at an end. Our front is united.

A little more knowledge, a little more time on this side, more patience, and a sounder political principle on the other side would have saved us from the greatest calamity that anyone living has known. It will be a war in which we risk almost everything of which we are proud, and in which we stand to gain nothing.

Even those who have worked for the war will enter upon it without enthusiasm, and amongst the majority of our countrymen the thought of it has aroused the deepest misgivings and the most poignant regret. Some day we shall all regret it.

We ourselves have contended for the neutrality of England to the utmost of our power and with a deep conviction that we were doing a patriotic duty. The memory of those efforts will not weaken our resolution now, but rather strengthen it.

Some time the responsibility for one of the greatest errors in our history will have to be fixed but that time is not now. Now there is nothing for Englishmen to do but stand together and help by every means in their power to the attainment of our common object – an early and decisive victory over Germany.

Our part in the war, for the present at any rate, is intended to be purely naval, and it is greatly to be desired that it should remain so. For the present we imagine, and we should hope later also, it is unlikely that anything will be done on land by this country. The strategy of the German army is exactly what it has always been expected, to concentrate her whole offensive force against France in the hope of crushing her before Russia is ready to strike.

The Russian mobilisation, by reason of the great distances and fewness of the railways, is exceedingly slow.

The French have made the whole frontier between Alsace and Luxemburg a continuous chain of forts designed to hold the German attack in check, and it is on order to avoid the delays and awful cost in life of forcing their way past the forts that the Germans have violated the neutrality of Belgium and Luxemburg.

In two months or three months at the outside we shall probably know how it will end.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2009/aug/05/from-the-archive-1914-germany-declares-war
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Siege of Liege, 5-16 August 1914 (Belgium)

One of the most important battles of the early days of the First World War. The fortifications of Liege were considered to be amongst the strongest in Europe, with twelve modern forts surrounding the city, and the German plan adopted in 1914 required those fortifications to be neutralised, to allow the strong German right wing to wheel through Belgium into northern France. The initial plan allowed two days for this, in part in the expectation that any resistance by Belgium would be largely symbolic. This idea was soon found to be false. Liege guarded the crossings over the River Meuse, a strong barrier, there running through a deep ravine. Moreover, the defence of Liege had been entrusted to General Gerard Leman, a long service soldier, and former military tutor of the king of Belgium, who was determined to hold as long as possible. Facing him was a German task force under General Otto von Emmich containing six infantry brigades, three cavalry divisions and five light infantry battalions. Recognising the importance of this task, this force was largely composed of regular peacetime soldiers rather than the newly mobilised conscripts. Their task was made easier by the attitude of both the British and French, neither of whom had any plans to relieve Liege.
This task force entered Belgium, and it's advance scouts reached Liege on the same day, to find most of the river bridges blown, and a much more real resistance than expected. The next day, after a demand for surrender was refused, the German bombardment of Liege began. However, a overnight assault on 5-6 August resulted in high German casualties and no gains. The next day, the key personality in the siege appeared on the scene. Erich von Ludendorff, then a liaison officer, found the 14th Brigade without a commander, and taking over, managed to break though the Belgium lines to the east of the city, while remaining, at least initially, undetected. He then sent a party to the city, first to demand it's surrender, once again refused, and then on a quick raid against Leman's HQ. The main result of this was to scare Leman into moving into Fort Loncin, west of the city, and also to send much of his garrison back to Brussels, under the misapprehension that he faced several times more troops than he actually did. However, despite this, and despite Ludendorff's force at loose within the line of forts, the defenders still held all twelve forts, and the city itself. This was soon to change. On 7 August Ludendorff advanced against the out of date Citadel of Liege, which surrendered without fighting, giving Ludendorff control of the city, and more importantly, of intact bridges across the Meuse. Meanwhile, the first two forts fell, Fort Barchon on 8 August and then Fort Evegnee, adjacent forts to the east of the city. The fate of the remaining forts was settled on 12 August, with the arrival of the first Krupp 420 mm Howitzer, designed to be capable of smashing these very forts. The first fort to be bombarded, Fort Pontisse, was wrecked by 12.30 on 13 August, and six more forts were reduced over the next two days, ending with Fort Loncin, reduced to rubble after a shell hit the magazine. Within the ruins of the fort, General Leman was found, knocked out by the blast. The remaining two forts surrendered without a fight on 16 August.

The fall of Liege removed the main obstacle to the German advance through Belgium, and also reduced the faith of all sides in the value of formal fixed fortifications, which led the French to weaken the fortresses surrounding Verdun. However, this was a false message, and when Verdun came under attack in 1916 it was found that well constructed modern forts could play a very valuable part in an active defence.

Rickard, J. (14 March 2001 ), Siege of Liege, 5-16 August 1914, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_liege.html
Zie ook http://www.firstworldwar.com/battles/liege.htm
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5 August 1914: Clemenceau Calls France to Arms

William II has willed it. The cannon must speak. The German Ambassador has decided to depart, tired of waiting in Paris for acts of violence which do not occur. Do you know the official reasons for his departure? It is that a French aviator is alleged to have thrown bombs on Nuremberg. In courteous language M. Viviani replied that this was an untruth, although it was only too true that a German troop had come into our territory and killed a French soldier; and the Ambassador, finding nothing to say, slipped away only to return a few minutes later to repair a slight omission. He had forgotten to deliver to the Minister a declaration of war. One cannot think of everything at once. . .

England, be it said to her honor, did not hesitate. Germany has had many friends, even in important places in the British Government, and she has not recoiled before any method of impressing public opinion in the United Kingdom. Nevertheless, the statesmen of England, and the English people themselves, have too clear a vision of their own interests, coinciding at every point with those of European civilization, for them to entertain the thought of taking miserable refuge in a waiting policy. This whole nation is composed of men who possess peculiarly that superior quality of knowing their own wills and of acting when once they have spoken. They do not give themselves up to enthusiasms, as sometime happens to us, but they advance carefully step by step and they are easier to kill than to drive back. Moreover it was impossible for them to do, in so little time, more than they have done in the time since all dissimulation disappeared from Germany's intentions.

With a prudence for which no one can reproach them they painfully exhausted the last chances of peace, without ever letting themselves be entrapped by the fallacious proposals of the German Ambassador. They carefully guarded their liberty of action in case of developments of which no one can calculate the consequences. But Germany has not left them the chance to preserve this liberty long, and they have quickly shown that their decision, once it was necessary, would not be delayed . . . .

Italy has issued her formal declaration of neutrality. By the way in which French opinion received it, our brothers beyond Piedmont can see that the absurd quarrels of governments insufficiently authoritative have left no trace in our hearts. They have often told us that the Triple Alliance could not act together, in whatever concerned the Italians, unless we were the aggressors and that they refused to believe that such would ever be the case, since our policy was wholly defensive. They have shown that they were wholly sincere. We cannot but be thankful to them for it.

It is for the Latin cause, for the independence of nationalities in Europe, that we are going to fight, for the greatest ideas that have honored the thought of mankind, ideas that have come to us from Athens and Rome and of which we have made the crowning work of that civilization which the Germany of Arminius pretends to monopolize, like those barbarians who melted into ingots the marvels of ancient art after the pillaging of Rome in order to make savage ornaments out of them.

Anticipating the time which possibly is near, I proclaim to the men who have revived Italy and who have had the glory to bring Rome back to her destiny that they have themselves marked out their place in this great struggle. I am not afraid to say that, without them, we shall conquer, because we are resolved to dare and endure anything, because a peace resulting from our defeat could not be made except over the corpses of all the men worthy of the name of French.

But what supreme joy would overflow our hearts if the name of the great Italy of history should be associated with ours in a heroic adventure in which the greatest men of Rome would have been proud to claim an important part. Whenever their sons wish it we shall be able to make a place of honor for them at our side. Behold Belgium in action, Holland with arms in hand, Russia pregnant with new purpose to revive our fatigued hopes, the peoples of the Balkans being born anew, the American republics, with the greatest in the lead, incapable by tradition of seconding a brutal attack upon liberty, all Europe indignant at monstrous treachery, and even Asia, in astonishment, speaking of lending her redoubtable legions to the cause.

Against what is this revolt of all, this rebellion of human conscience, this insurrection of ideas? Against a Teutonism delirious in megalomania, ambitious to realize what Alexander, Caesar, Napoleon could not accomplish: to impose upon a world that desires to be free the supremacy of steel. It is not a thing for our age; men have too much suffered from it. The modern idea is the right of all, and victory for us could not mean oppression, even for those who fought against us, since Germany has valiantly conquered, like so many other states, her rightful place in the world, and since, if we are fighting the arrogance of tyranny, it is not in order to embrace it in our turn.

And now to arms, all of us! I have seen weeping among those who cannot go first. Everyone's turn will come. There will not be a child of our land who will not have a part in the enormous struggle. To die is nothing. We must win. And for that we need all men's power. The weakest will have his share of glory. There come times, in the live of peoples, when there passes over them a tempest of heroic action.

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Hungarian Landwehr (Honvéd)Regimental Commanders August 1914

The Regimental Commanders of the Hungarian Landwehr as at the 5th of August 1914 were as follows. The names of the commanders are listed as they appeared in both German language documents and in the Hungarian language army list. The German documentation "Germanized" forenames and reproduced any other national names in their original or near original form. Hungarian Landwehr army lists gave forenames in the original Hungarian. It should be further noted that Hungarian names are always reversed, i.e. the family name comes first, followed by forename and then rank.

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5 August 1914 - Major-General William Throsby Bridges was appointed to command the proposed Australian military force. Bridges eventually chose the name for the new force — the Australian Imperial Force (AIF).

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5 August 1914, War is Declared, The Toowoomba Chronicle

Due to the time zone differences, the declaration of war by Britain against Germany, while officially recorded as 4 August 1914, in terms of Australia, did not happen until Wednesday, 5 August 1915. For the The Toowoomba Chronicle, this happened on Wednesday, 5 August 1915.

Apart from being a major regional agricultural centre, the Toowoomba region supported extensive military training facilities. The Militia formations throughout the region included: Toowoomba, 11th Australian Infantry Regiment, Headquarters and "A" Company (part); Toowoomba, 3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters, Machine Gun Section, and "A" Squadron (part); Darling Downs Rifle Club; Oakey Rifle Club; Gatton, 11th Australian Infantry Regiment, "D" Company (part); Gatton, Qld: 2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment, "C" Squadron (part); Gatton Rifle Club; Laidley, 11th Australian Infantry Regiment, "D" Company (part); Laidley, Qld: 2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment, "C" Squadron (part); Laidley Rifle Club; Clifton, 39th Australian Infantry Regiment, "D" Company (part); Clifton, 3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment, "C" Squadron (part); Clifton Rifle Club; Allora, 11th Australian Infantry Regiment, "B" Company (part); Allora, 3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment, "B" Squadron (part); Allora Rifle Club; Dalby, 11th Australian Infantry Regiment, "A" Company (part); Dalby Rifle Club; and, Crow's Nest Rifle Club.

Toowoomba was a regional centre which boasted of a daily newspaper called The Toowoomba Chronicle which was priced at 1d [1 pence or in 2008 AUD, $1.70] per edition. The newspaper was circulated around the Toowoomba region including the locations and towns of Toowoomba, Oakey, Goombungee, Grapetree, Gatton, Laidly, Clifton, Allora, Millmerran, Dalby, and Crows Nest.

The area around the Toowoomba region is composed mainly of undulating pastures puctuated by stunning mountain ranges. The region presents a diverse landscape of agriculture mixed with wilderness. Toowoomba was the primary city in the region offering key services to sheep grazing activities and farming. The following two pages are indicative of the life experienced in the Toowoomba region when the Great War was declared.

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France Army August, 1914

On mobilisation in August 1914, the bulk of the French Army was organised into five armies which formed up along the common frontier with Germany. These five armies did not exist in peacetime. The highest permanent formation was the Army Corps, which was composed of two infantry divisions, with supporting cavalry, artillery and engineers. Each Army Corps, and its subordinate units, was located in a particular region of France. On mobilisation each corps moved to a designated part of the frontier with Germany and became part of one of the new-formed armies. Several corps were designated as ‘covering corps’: they were located closest to the frontier, mobilised first, and were intended to contain the German Army until all five armies were in place. Mobilisation would take about ten days to complete.

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Percy Smith, Anzac

On 3 August, Percy turned 24. Two days later he reported to Anzac Cove, where he stayed for 12 days, until evacuation on 17 August, suffering from 'nervous breakdown'.

From service record:
5 August 1915: Reported to unit M.E.F.(Mediterranean Expeditionary Force) Anzac

From 4th Light Horse War Diary: [AWM4 - AIF War Diary collection]
5 August Ryrie’s Post
1020 to 2040 Demonstration … to draw enemy’s fire
(remainder not easy to read)

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SPECIAL ORDER

General Headquarters
Mediterranean Expeditionary Force,
5th August 1915

Soldiers of the old army and the new.
Some of you have already won imperishable renown at our first landing or have since built up our foothold upon the peninsula, yard by yard, with deeds of heroism and endurance. Others have arrived just in time to take part in our next great fight against Germany and Turkey, the would-be oppressors of the rest of the human race.
You, veterans, are about to add fresh luster to your arms. Happen what may so much as least is certain.
As to you, soldiers of the new formations, you are privileged indeed to have the chance vouchsafed you of playing a decisive part in events which may herald the birth of a new and happier world. You stand for the great cause of freedom. In the hour of trial remember this and the faith that is in you will bring you victoriously through.

IAN HAMILTON, General

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Tandorini schreef:

Van 5 tot 16 augustus:De strijd om de forten rond luik.
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AUGUST 5, 1914

The Belgian Front.
==Powerful German assaults on the Liège forts, to Aug.16: Belgian General Leman refuses to surrender despite German threats of reprisals [early morning] - heavy German artillery fire; repeated massed attacks are repelled with very heavy German losses [all day and through the night]
==German cavalry reaches Tongres and Namur and clashes with Belgian cavalry at Plaineveaux south of Liège [night]
==Britain, France, and Russia pledge to assist Belgium

Britain.
==Kitchener is appointed British Secretary of State for War
==The British War Council meets [400.PM], with Asquith, Grey, Churchill, Haldane, Haig, Henry Wilson, and others attending: Kitchener predicts a long war with the need for millions of men, witholds two of the six divisions intended for the BEF, and proposes that the BEF concentrate further back at Amiens; French’s proposal to send the BEF to Antwerp is rejected

The BEF.
==British Army unit commanders receive detailed embarkation orders

The Northwestern Front.
==Concerned by the strength of German forces in Belgium, General Lanrezac requests permission to extend 5th Army’s left flank

French Headquarters (GQG).
==GQG is established at Vitry-le-François in Champagne [600.AM] - ~Joffre arrives at headquarters

Germany.
==Germany reinstitutes the Iron Cross medal

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Australië heeft door dat het zijn troepen klaar moet zetten.
Nadat men een memo verkeerd begrepen heeft en in verkiezingstijd zat, heeft men de 'start" van de oorlog gemist.



http://weblogs.nos.nl/sydney/2014/08/04/australie-miste-de-memo-over-start-wwi/



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Het duurde even voor Australië doorkreeg dat het zich moest voorbereiden op de Eerste Wereldoorlog. De minister-president en zijn kabinet waren druk bezig met een verkiezingscampagne. Daardoor bleven de berichten uit Engeland liggen.

In Adelaide werd het begin van de oorlog aangekondigd op de trap van een overheidsgebouw.

Vandaag precies honderd jaar geleden verklaarde Engeland de oorlog aan Duitsland en raakte ook Australië betrokken bij de Eerste Wereldoorlog. Zich ontrekken aan een oorlog in het verre Europa was er niet bij. Als onderdeel van het Britse Rijk hadden de Australiërs geen keus.

In de aanloop naar de oorlog had Australië echter andere dingen aan het hoofd: er waren verkiezingen op komst. Eind juli waren de belangrijkste politici verspreid over het land campagne aan het voeren, vaak ver verwijderd van hoofdstad Canberra.

Op dertig juli ontvingen de Australiërs een gecodeerd bericht uit Londen met het advies om de strijdkrachten te mobiliseren. Maar de oproep werd verkeerd geïnterpreteerd en als routinebericht terzijde gelegd. Daardoor zag de minister van Defensie de ernst van de situatie niet direct in. Toen hij daar eenmaal van was doordrongen zocht Edward Millen contact met de minister-president, die in een van de uithoeken van Victoria campagne voerde.

Helaas begreep Joseph Cook helemaal niets van het bericht van zijn minister van Defensie. Het bericht was in code verstuurd en de minster-president bleek de verkeerde codeersleutel bij zich te hebben. Pas toen hij twee dagen later in Melbourne terugkeerde ontdekte Cook dat in zijn afwezigheid het besluit was genomen om militairen en marine in staat van paraatheid te brengen.

Op vijf augustus, rond lunchtijd, ontving Goeverneur-Generaal Munro-Ferguson bericht dat Engeland de oorlog had verklaard aan Duitsland. Hij verstuurde onmiddelijk een kopie naar de minister-president. Een half uur later lichtte die de Australische pers in: Australia is now at war.
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Op 5 augustus 1914 dreigt een Duits attaché met een zeppelin en mislukken pogingen om de Maas over te steken met pontonbruggen. Welke feiten halen nog het nieuws?

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