31 July 1914

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Buildup to War

Ukase announcing Russian mobilization is made public.

Austria orders general mobilization.

Germany responds to the Russian ukase by ordering a 'state of danger of war', the first step towards mobilization.

German patrols briefly cross the French frontier.

Italy decides to stay neutral, ending her alliance with Germany and Austria.

War at Sea

The German cruiser SMS Konigsberg puts to see from Dar-es-Salaam with a full load of coal, ready to serve as a commerce raider if war breaks out.


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 31 July 1914, http://www.historyofwar.org/firstworldwar/daybyday/1914_07_31.html

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