Great War: The Countdown to Global Conflict


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On 7th August 1914 the first British troops - 120,000 highly trained members of the regular Army formed the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) commanded by Field Marshal John French - landed in France. They had been deployed in response to the German invasion of Belgium which violated the Treaty of London (1839) and forced the British to declare war on Germany - the most destructive and deadliest conflict the world had ever seen. The chain of events that led to World War I was not immediately obvious to the average person on ...

Great War: The Countdown to Global Conflict 2014, J H Haynes & Co Ltd, Somerset

ISBN-13: 9780857332059