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  • Germany invades Luxembourg
  • Germany begins to lays siege to the French town of Longwy near the Luxembourg border, which it captures, opening France to mass German invasion
  • Skirmish at Joncherey on the French-German border; the first military action on the Western Front.

Village of Joncherey - 19th century

The village of Joncherey in France in the 19th century.

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