August 4th in German History: The German Invasion of Belgium

The initial sides of the First World War took shape on August 4th, 1914, when Germany invaded Belgium. Belgium’s neutrality had been guaranteed by the United Kingdom in 1839, and so when Germany refused to leave the country, Britain declared war. The pre-war British Army was numerically inferior to those of the great Powers ofContinue reading “August 4th in German History: The German Invasion of Belgium”