Friday, August 12, 2022

Today in
World War I History

1914 - Germany began heavy shelling of the Liege, Belgium. On August 15, the city finally fell to the Germans.

1914 - The British Parliament passed the Defense of the Realm Act (DORA). The act was aimed at providing the British government the ability to support the war effort.

1918 - German commander Erich Ludendorff told a staff member "There is no more hope for the offensive. The generals have lost their foothold."

World War I Quote

"Greece has to defend her territory against barbarous aggressors. But if in the trials of the past Greece has been able, thanks to the civilizing strength of the morale of the race, to have overcome the conquerors and to rise free amidst the ruins, today it is quite a different matter. The present cataclysm will decide the definite fate of Hellenism, which, if lost, will never be restored." - King Alexander, August 4, 1917

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