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  • British Official Documents on the Origins of the War
    Multi-volume set ed. by G. P. Gooch and Harold Temperley
    Vol. I, The End of British Isolation: 1897 - 1903, University of Toronto Digital Collections
    Vol. XI, The Outbreak of War: June 28 - August 4 1914, Dual Frame version;  Standard version
    Major Resource!
  • Die Österreichisch-Ungarischen Dokumente zum Kriegsausbruch
    Austro-Hungarian Documents on the Outbreak of War
    2 July 1914 - 27 August 1914
    (German originals)
  • General Friedrich von Bernhardi, The Next War
    English translation published in 1914
  • The French Yellow Book
    1913-1914
  • The Belgian Grey Book
    1914
  • The German White Book
    1914
  • The Russian Orange Book
    1914
  • The Serbian Blue Book
    1914
  • The Austro-Hungarian Red Book
    1914-1915
  • Prince Lichnowsky's Mission to London, Memoirs
    1912-1914
  • Willy-Nicky Letters between the Kaiser and the Czar
    1894 - 1914
    (English translations -- including introduction and timeline)
  • The Tampico Incident
    20 April 1914
  • 1914/colhouse.html Colonel House's Report to President Wilson
    May 1914
  • The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    28 June 1914
    As related by Borijove Jevtic,
    one of the leaders of the Narodna Odbrana
  • The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    28 June 1914
    As related by his bodyguard
    See also the Sarajevo article by Micheal Shackelford
  • German Dispatches and the Kaiser's Annotations
    June-July 1914
  • Autograph Letter of Franz Joseph to the Kaiser
    2 July 1914
  • The 'Blank Check'
    6 July 1914
    Germany's assurance of support to Austria-Hungary
  • 1914/a-hultdt.html The Austro-Hungarian Ultimatum to Serbia
    23 July 1914
    (German original)
  • The Austro-Hungarian Ultimatum to Serbia
    23 July 1914
    (English translation)
  • Russian Memorandum of Advice to Serbia
    24 July 1914
  • The Serbian Response to the Austro-Hungarian Ultimatum
    25 July 1914
    (French original)
  • The Serbian Response to the Austro-Hungarian Ultimatum
    25 July 1914
    (English translation)
  • Wilhelm II's Intransigence
    26 July 1914
  • The Pledge Plan
    28 July 1914
  • The Austro-Hungarian Declaration of War on Serbia
    28 July 1914
  • The "Willy-Nicky" Telegrams
    29 July - 1 August 1914
  • [1914/greyegal.html Sir Edward Grey's Indecisiveness]
    31 July 1914
  • [[1914/lichno.html Prince Lichownowsky's Reply to Sir Edward Gray]
    July 1914
  • [1914/kwiijuly.html Wilhelm II's Account of Events]
    July 1914
  • [1914/willytalk.html Wilhelm II's War Speeches]
    July - August 1914
  • [1914/germandecruss.html The German Declaration of War on Russia]
    1 August 1914
  • [1914/germturk.html The Treaty of Alliance Between Germany and Turkey]
    2 August 1914
    Avalon project copy of the same treaty
  • [[1914/germpassbelg.html The German Request for Free Passage Through Belgium]
    2 August 1914
  • [[1914/belgsayno.html The Belgian Refusal of Free Passage]
    3 August 1914
  • [[1914/italneut.html The Italian Declaration of Neutrality]
    3 August 1914
  • [1914/greytalk.html Sir Edward Grey's Speech Before Parliament]
    3 August 1914
  • [1914/paperscrap.html Origin of the Term "A Scrap of Paper"]
    4 August 1914
  • [1914/theobelg.html The Imperial Chancellor Defends the Invasion of Belgium]
    4 August 1914
  • [1914/alberto.html King Albert I of the Belgians' Speech to the Belgian Parliament]
    4 August 1914
  • [1914/poincare.html President Poincaré's War Message]
    4 August 1914
  • Great Britain Declares War on Germany
    4 August 1914
    As reported in the Daily Mirror
  • [1914/clemenso.html Clemenceau Calls France to Arms]
    5 August 1914
  • [[1914/wilhelm-wilson.html Telegram from Wilhelm II to President Wilson, August 10, 1914]
    10 August 1914
  • [1914/bryanloan.html Secretary of State Bryan Opposes Loans to Belligerents]
    10 August 1914
  • [[1914/realmact.html The British Defense of the Realm Consolidation Act]
    12 August 1914
  • [1914/liege.html The Fall of Liège, ]
    11 - 15 August 1914
  • [1914/japanult.html Japanese Ultimatum to Germany]
    15 August 1914
  • [1914/fjorder.html Franz Josef's Orders to the Armed Forces,]
    16 August 1914
  • [[1914/wilsonneut.html President Wilson's Declaration of Neutrality]
    19 August 1914
  • [[1914/brussfall.html The Fall of Brussels]
    20 - 21 August 1914
  • [[1914/louvburn.html The Burning of Louvain]
    26 August 1914
  • [[1914/helgo.html Sea Fighting off Helgoland]
    28 August 1914
  • [[papers/belgrey.html The Belgian Grey Book: Diplomatic Correspondence Respecting the War
    24 July - 29 August 1914]
  • [[1914/joffre.html Marshall Joffre's Report on the Marne]
    August - September 1914
  • [1914/parisbye.html Abandonment of Paris]
    3 September 1914
  • [[1914/tripentente.html The Triple Entente Declaration on No Separate Peace]
    4 September 1914
  • [1914/armship.html The US Statement on the Status of Armed Merchant Vessels,
    19 September 1914]
  • [1914/u-9.html U-9 Submarine Attack]
    22 September 1914
  • [[1914/aisne.html Trench Warfare Begins on the Aisne]
    28 September 1914
  • [1914/ukbelgneut.html The London Times on Belgian Neutrality]
    30 September 1914
  • [1914/wirballen.html War on the Eastern Front: The Battle of Wirballen, ]
    4 - 8 October 1914
  • [1914/profgerm.html Erklärung der Hochschullehrer des Deutschen Reiches]
    23 October 1914
    (German original)
  • <a href="1914/profeng.html Declaration of Professors of the German Reich]
    23 October 1914
    (English translation)
  • [1914/ypres1.html First Battle of Ypres]
    31 October - 17 November 1914
  • [[1914/emden.html Cruise and Destruction of the Emden]
    2 August - 9 November 1914
  • Final Letters of Carl Lody
    5 November 1914
    Prior to his execution as a German spy
  • [[1914/bryrice.html Letter Concerning William Jennings Bryan's Opinion of the Great War]
    13 November 1914
  • [1914/spee.html Graf von Spee's Report]
    November 1914
  • [[1914/giolneut.html Giolitti's Justification of Italian Neutrality]
    5 December 1914
  • [[1914/brougham.html Brougham's Memorandum of Interview with President Wilson]
    14 December 1914
  • [[1914/luxemboo.html The German Occupation of Luxembourg]
    1914-1918
    (as documented in the original French and German-language dispatches)
  • [[1914/93intell.html Manifesto of the Ninety-Three German Intellectuals]
    1914
  • [1914/hasslied.html The Hasslied]
    1914
  • [1914/russfail.html Failings of the Russian Army Medical Service]
    1914
  • [[1914/kitchner.html Kitchener's Address to the Troops]
    1914
  • [[1914/battleorder.html U.S. Army Order of Battle]
    1914
  • [http://oll.temple.edu/hist249/course/Documents/political_development_of_us_neut.htm The Political Development of US Neutrality Policy]
    1914 - 1915
    Discussions between President Wilson & Secretaries Bryan and Lansing
  • [1915/usloans.html U.S. Policy on War Loans to Belligerents]
    1914 - 1915
  • [1915/usmarit.html U.S. Protests Against Maritime Warfare]
    1914 - 1915
  • [[1914/gruppew.html German Army Groups on the Western Front]
    1914 - 1919
  • [[1914/gruppee.html German Army Groups on the Eastern Front]
    1914 - 1919


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