WE LOVE THE NATIONS OF EUROPE
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
4th August 1914
Those interested may wish to explore Hansard over those days, or the London Gazette. Both free and don't require registration.
One nugget I didn't know was that the 4th, 5th and 6th were immediately proclaimed as bank holidays; intended, I suspect, to facilitate mobilisation, it must have led to a boom for the pubs.
Despite the recognition, witnessed by the business in Parliament, that this was to be a great European war, it is clear that few had much idea of the scale of the conflict to come.