Download The Yorkshire Post from August 1914

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“ENGLAND declares war against Germany” was the matter-of-fact headline that greeted readers of The Yorkshire Post exactly 100 years ago.

The story did not make the front page, which in those days was comprised of classified adverts, but instead took up the whole of page seven.

You can read it in full by downloading it as a PDF file. Click the link to access - and watch our slideshow on the screen above..

Download the page of The Yorkshire Post from August 1914 announcing the declaration of war

You can also view pages from late August and early September 1914 as The Yorkshire Post’s sister title the Leeds Mercury covered the Battle of Mons, the first major action of the war, in which Allied and German troops clashed on the French-Belgian border.

Battle of Mons: August 27, 1914

Battle of Mons: August 28, 1914

Battle of Mons: August 29, 1914

Battle of Mons: September 1, 1914