RUMORS OF WAR

THE OUTBREAK OF WORLD WAR I IN NEWSPAPERS

Bold banner headlines from contemporary newspapers follow the outbreak of World War I as it unfolded. Drawn from WWHAM's collection of WWI newspapers, successive examples of the New York Herald, Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Decatur Review chronicle the eight days from July 28 through August 4, 1914, when the nations of Europe mobilized and declared war in rapid succession as events spun out of control. Maps, photos, and narrative accompany the newspapers to explain the chain reaction which led to the Great War as depicted in Brushes With War.

Newspapers

Newspapers

Newspapers covering the outbreak of WWI

Newspaper example

Example of Newspaper

The Cleveland Leader, August 2, 1914

West Point Map

West Point Map

West Point Map showing the Schlieffen Plan of the German invasion of Belgium and France in 1914