Germany declares war on France, invades Belgium (22 words)

Historical Context Note

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  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME.


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

Editors. "Germany declares war on France, invades Belgium". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[, accessed 27 October 2016.]