Britain Declares War!

1st Battalion, Irish Guards, preparing to leave for France, 6th of August, 1914 - Image © IWM (Q 66157)

1st Battalion, Irish Guards, preparing to leave for France, 6th of August, 1914 – Image © IWM (Q 66157)

 

One hundred years ago today the United Kingdom entered World War 1 when they declared war on Germany. Many went to fight on the Western Front in Belgium and northern France. While there, the battalions took extensive notes of goings on. On Operation War Diary thousands of volunteers are tagging these war diaries, helping us better understand what life on the Western Front was really like and commemorate the brave men and women involved in the terrible conflict. Join the ranks now at www.operationwardiary.org