Posted by: mcfinder | August 4, 2009

95 Years Ago…

95 years ago today, the Imperial German army marched into Belgium. They were, ultimately, on route to Paris and beyond, to encircle the French army (not necessarily to capture the captial) and force France to surrender before the might of the Russian war machine mobilised and headed towards Prussia.

Britain, lept to the defense of Belgium, giving the Germans an ultimatum (which was ignored) and declared war on Germany. The BEF, spread out across the globe, starts to get organised for a European conflict, and so begins the War to end all Wars…

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