Germany declares war on France, invades Belgium

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Historical Context Note

Britain had guaranteed Belgian neutrality under an 1839 treaty. Sir Edward Grey warned Germany that Britain would declare war if Belgium was invaded.

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Editors. "Germany declares war on France, invades Belgium". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=12204, accessed 17 September 2014.]