Monday, August 18, 2014

Today -100: August 18, 1914: Of war and, you know, rumors of war

Turkish troops may be marching towards Greece.

Russia demands that Turkey grant its ships free passage through the Dardanelles.

The US is now in charge of the diplomatic interests of Russia, as well as those of every other country in the war except Serbia and Montenegro.

France and Russia come to an agreement whereby France will be nice to any Polish POWs from Austria it captures and Russia will be kind to any POWs it captures from Alsace-Lorraine.

The Belgian government abandons Brussels, moving to Antwerp.

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