Monday, 4 August 2014

Britain at War

100 Years ago, Britain declared war on Germany for the violation of neutral Belgium. This was played up as a humanitarian crusade, but the loss of the channel ports to a belligerent foreign power was a direct threat to British national security.


The British government made the decision at 11:00pm GMT on the 4th August and the country woke up to read the news on the 5th.

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