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... The “Precautionary Period” for British mobilisation began on 29 July, the day after Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia ... was summoned by Sir Charles Douglas (CIGS) and told (30 July) he would command the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) ... British mobilisation began on 4pm on 4 August ...
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