Menin_Gate_-_start_of_WWI

On this day, just under a hundred years ago in 1914, Britain declared war on Germany, following the refusal to remove troops from neutral Belgium.

In this week's image from May 1914, Belgian soldiers march through the Menin Gate, which would become an infamous symbol of the war to come.

You can see the original photo here.

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kuvaszsleepybear posted on 4 Aug 2013 03:39:00
Wonder how many of them were still alive in 1918 for the Victory parade?

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