All posts tagged: 1912 naval agreement

Belgian pledge: Britain’s ‘moral’ trigger for entering the Great War

The events of July and August 1914 unfolded in a certain way, but underlying security interests and political attitudes determined the decisions Britain would make. By Professor William Philpott Already aligned with one of the alliances that would go to war in 1914, Britain was obliged to take a diplomatic stance during the July crisis. […]