'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.


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