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

Historical Context Note

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

Context

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

Citation:
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 11 December 2016.]