With the invaluable assistance of Internet designer Courtney Boissonnault (who developed and formatted these pages), I have created three interactive timelines of events from the war to give you an overview of how the world plunged into war.  When you click on the links below, at first you will only see a list of dates (red for events relating to Belgian Neutrality, blue for those relating to Alliances, and black for other events).  But if you roll your mouse over each date, a field will pop up with a few sentences describing the event that took place on that date.  These timelines are in no way comprehensive, but I hope they will allow you to keep a broad perspective on the events of the war, while at the same time being able to see a few details.