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War declared: American newspaper headlines from the very start of WWI in 1914

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American newspaper headlines from the very start of WWI in 1914
Entire books have been written about the causes of and events leading up to World War I, or “The Great War,” as it was known then.

A tangled array of alliances, imperialism, nationalism and more all came to a head in July of 1914 when a Serb by the name of Gavrilo Princip assassinated the Archduke of Austria-Hungary, Franz Ferdinand. This set in motion a complex fall of dominoes which would eventually lead to all of the world’s great powers taking one side or the other, engaging in the first full-scale war to feature deadly 20th-century technology.

By the time the Treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919, over nine million combatants were dead, with much of Europe laid to waste. Even though four of the major powers of the war ceased to exist in the aftermath — the German, Russian, Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires — “The Great War” we call WWI would leave unfinished business that would be concluded in its ghastly sequel some 20 years later.

What follows is a selection of 31 consecutive contemporary reports — the front page headlines from The Washington Times in Washington DC — starting during those tumultuous weeks leading to the outbreak of hostilities in WWI — a time that would go on to be one of the deadliest confrontations in human history. – AJW

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WWI: July 26, 1914 – November 11, 1918 (Armistice)
July 26, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Sun Jul 26 1914
July 27, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Mon Jul 27 1914
July 28, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Tue Jul 28 1914
July 29, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Wed Jul 29 1914
July 30, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Thu Jul 30 1914
July 31, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Fri Jul 31 1914
August 1, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Sat Aug 1 1914
August 2, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Sun Aug 2 1914
August 3, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Mon Aug 3 1914
August 4, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Tue Aug 4 1914
August 5, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Wed Aug 5 1914
August 6, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Thu Aug 6 1914
August 7, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Fri Aug 7 1914
August 8, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Sat Aug 8 1914
August 9, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Sun Aug 9 1914
August 10, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Mon Aug 10 1914
August 11, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Tue Aug 11 1914
August 12, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Wed Aug 12 1914
August 13, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Thu Aug 13 1914
August 14, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Fri Aug 14 1914
August 15, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Sat Aug 15 1914
August 16, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Sun Aug 16 1914
August 17, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Mon Aug 17 1914
August 18, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Tue Aug 18 1914
August 19, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Wed Aug 19 1914
August 20, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Thu Aug 20 1914
August 21, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Fri Aug 21 1914
August 22, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Sat Aug 22 1914
August 23, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Sun Aug 23 1914
August 24, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Mon Aug 24 1914
August 25, 1914
WWI newspaper headlines - The Washington Times Tue Aug 25 1914
 

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