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Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

Twenty-one Declarations of War between July 28, 1914 and August 21, 1915. Over them are the heads of state of the %+%Organization%m%61%n%Dreibund%-%: Sultan Mehmet V of Turkey, Kaiser Franz Josef I of Austria-Hungary, and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.

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21
Kriegsklärungen des Weltkrieges.
Zum bleibenden Gedächtnis.
28. Juli 1914: Österreich-Ungarn an Serbien.
1. August: Deutschland an Russland.
3. August: Deutschland an Frankreich.
3. August: Deutschland an Belgien.
4. August: England an Deutschland.
5. August: Österreich-Ungarn an Russland.
6. August: Serbien an Deutschland.
11 August: Montenegro an Österreich-Ungarn.
11 August: Montenegro an Deutschland.
11 August: Frankreich an Österreich-Ungarn.
13 August: England an Österreich-Ungarn.
23 August: Japan an Deutschland.
25. August: Österreich-Ungarn an Japan.
28. August: Österreich-Ungarn an Belgien.
2. November: Russland an die Türkei.
5. November: Frankreich an die Türkei.
5. November: England an die Türkei.
7. November: Belgien an die Türkei.
7. November: Serbien an die Türkei.
23. Mai 1915: Italien an Österreich-Ungarn.
21. August: Italien an die Türkei.
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War Declaration of the World War.
For lasting memory.
July 28, 1914: Austria-Hungary on Serbia.
August 1: Germany on Russia.
August 3: Germany on France.
August 3: Germany on Belgium.
August 4: England on Germany.
August 5: Austria-Hungary on Russia.
August 6: Serbia on Germany.
August 11: Montenegro on Austria-Hungary.
August 11: Montenegro on Germany.
August 11: France on Austria-Hungary.
August 13: England on Austria-Hungary.
August 23: Japan on Germany.
August 25: Austria-Hungary on Japan.
August 28: Austria-Hungary to Belgium.
November 2: Russia on Turkey.
November 5: France on Turkey.
November 5: England on Turkey.
November 7: Belgium on Turkey.
November 7: Serbia on Turkey.
May 23, 1915: Italy on Austria-Hungary.
August 21: Italy on Turkey.
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Verlag: Buchdruckerei "In

Twenty-one Declarations of War between July 28, 1914 and August 21, 1915. Over them are the heads of state of the Dreibund: Sultan Mehmet V of Turkey, Kaiser Franz Josef I of Austria-Hungary, and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.

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21

Kriegsklärungen des Weltkrieges.

Zum bleibenden Gedächtnis.

28. Juli 1914: Österreich-Ungarn an Serbien.

1. August: Deutschland an Russland.

3. August: Deutschland an Frankreich.

3. August: Deutschland an Belgien.

4. August: England an Deutschland.

5. August: Österreich-Ungarn an Russland.

6. August: Serbien an Deutschland.

11 August: Montenegro an Österreich-Ungarn.

11 August: Montenegro an Deutschland.

11 August: Frankreich an Österreich-Ungarn.

13 August: England an Österreich-Ungarn.

23 August: Japan an Deutschland.

25. August: Österreich-Ungarn an Japan.

28. August: Österreich-Ungarn an Belgien.

2. November: Russland an die Türkei.

5. November: Frankreich an die Türkei.

5. November: England an die Türkei.

7. November: Belgien an die Türkei.

7. November: Serbien an die Türkei.

23. Mai 1915: Italien an Österreich-Ungarn.

21. August: Italien an die Türkei.



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War Declaration of the World War.

For lasting memory.

July 28, 1914: Austria-Hungary on Serbia.

August 1: Germany on Russia.

August 3: Germany on France.

August 3: Germany on Belgium.

August 4: England on Germany.

August 5: Austria-Hungary on Russia.

August 6: Serbia on Germany.

August 11: Montenegro on Austria-Hungary.

August 11: Montenegro on Germany.

August 11: France on Austria-Hungary.

August 13: England on Austria-Hungary.

August 23: Japan on Germany.

August 25: Austria-Hungary on Japan.

August 28: Austria-Hungary to Belgium.

November 2: Russia on Turkey.

November 5: France on Turkey.

November 5: England on Turkey.

November 7: Belgium on Turkey.

November 7: Serbia on Turkey.

May 23, 1915: Italy on Austria-Hungary.

August 21: Italy on Turkey.



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Verlag: Buchdruckerei "Industrie", Wien VII.

Publisher: book printer "Industry", Vienna VII

Logo: lozenge, Maltese Cross, Shield, "1914"

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Two minutes before the 48-hour deadline Austria-Hungary had demanded for its ultimatum of July 23, Serbia accepted nearly all conditions, excluding one that violated its constitution.

This one condition was enough. The Austrian ambassador returned to Vienna. On July 28, 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. The next day its gunboats bombarded Belgrade, Serbia's capital.

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