Lines form for French mobilization at Gare de Lyon train station in Paris. The official order was given at 4 pm on Saturday, August 1st, beginning the initial call-up of a million men for the French Army. Below: Near the Front, enthusiastic French troops exit their trains prior to marching off to thwart the German invaders.
Return to World War I Timeline - 1914
The History Place - World War I Index Page
The History Place Main Index Page
Copyright © 2009 The History
Place All Rights Reserved
non-Internet re-usage only is allowed of any text, graphics, photos, audio
clips, other electronic files or materials from The History Place.