August 4, 1914 – The lamps are going out all over Europe

The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time – Sir Edward Grey (later Lord Grey of Falloden), British Foreign Secretary

Photograph of the crowd outside Buckingham Palace, London after the declaration of war against Germany, 4 August 1914.
Photograph of the crowd outside Buckingham Palace, London after the declaration of war against Germany, 4 August 1914.

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