100 years ago

100 years ago: Germany declares war on Russia (Aug 1). On Aug 4. Germany invades Belgium and the UK declares war on Germany. That same day Ernest Shackleton offers his ship (The Endurance) and crew to British government for war effort. On Aug 8, after Shackleton receives a one-word telegram from Winston Churchill at the British Admiralty ("Proceed"), The Endurance departs Plymouth for Antarctica…