August 4, 2014
Members of the Great War Society living history group dressed as 4th Battalion the Middlesex Regiment stand under a shower of a million poppy flowers representing the dead during a World War I centenary ceremony at the Tank Museum. August, 4, 2014, marked the 100th anniversary of Great Britain’s declaration of war on Germany. In 1914, British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11 p.m. that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgian neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until November 11, 1918, and is recognized as one of the deadliest historical conflicts, with millions of casualties.