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Outbreak of World War 1

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Austria-Hungary, with German encouragement, declared war on Serbia on 28 July. Russia's support of Serbia brought France into the conflict. Germany declared war on Russia on 1 August and France on 3 August. Germany's violation of Belgian neutrality and British fears of German domination in Europe brought Britain and its empire into the war on 4 August.

The Declaration of War spurred both men and women from Fife into action at home and in Europe. The following content explains what this may have been.

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