On This Day - August 1914-19
The source and introduction for the daily chronology of the war contained within this section can be read here.
The table below provides links to daily summaries for each day of the war for the month of August during the years 1914-19.
Entries for other months of the war are listed in the sidebar to the right.
The sidebar to the right lists other months currently available.
Photographs accompanying each page, courtesy of the Photos of the Great War website, feature a broad range of subjects and theatres, and do not relate to any given day's entries.
'Strafing' is attacking ground troops by machine guns fired from low-flying aircraft.
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