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The Telegraph: George V told British Government to 'find a reason' to go to war in August 1914

Posted on centenarynews.com on 26 July 2014
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The Telegraph reports that King George V 'demanded Britain enter the First World War' during a meeting with the Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey, on 2nd August 1914.

It says the conversation at Buckingham Palace is revealed in a note unearthed among family papers by Sir Edward's great-great-nephew.

The meeting happened before Germany's invasion of neutral Belgium which brought Britain into the war on 4th August.

To read the full article, visit The Telegraph website here

Date of article publication: July 26th 2014

Images courtesy of The Telegraph; Centenary News (Buckingham Palace)

Posted by: Peter Alhadeff, Centenary News