'Belgian civilians cheering a force of British marines on their arrival at Ostend in August 1914', courtesy of the Imperial War Museum, © IWM, Q 53225

Lecture: 'Belgian Neutrality & the British Decision for War'

Posted on centenarynews.com on 21 March 2014
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Beyond the 1914-1918 Centenary is organising a series of lectures in Brussels to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

A lecture on Belgian Neutrality and the British Decision for War will take place in the Belgian capital on the 28th April 2014 from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Author Terry Boardman will deliver the lecture. His writing has focused on the causes and background of the First World War.

Topics

The following topics will be discussed at the lecture:

- Britain's Foreign Policy Imperatives in 1887-1914

- The Making of the Foreign Policy Concepts of Sir Edward Grey 1892-1914

- Sir Edward Grey as Foreign Secretary 1906-1914: 'honest broker' or warmonger?

- The ‘Neutrality of Belgium’ as a Factor in British Planning 1900-1914

- Belgian Neutrality and Britain's Decision for War in July-August 1914

- Beyond the Centenary: The Similarities between 1914 and today

Further information

Venue: The Brussels-Europe Liaison Office
63 Av. d’Auderghem - Oudergemlaan 63
B-1040 Brussel/Bruxelles (close to metro Schuman)

Entrance fee: €20.00

Languages: English/Dutch/French (with simultaneous translations)

Contact: info@project2014.be

To find out more about the lecture series, visit the Beyond the 1914-1918 Centenary website here.

Source: Beyond the 1914-1918 Centenary

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News