For mainstream historians Britain’s declaration of war to Germany a hundred years ago was driven by dire necessity. But two recently published books are critical of this notion. The first one posits, that the war was indeed consequence of the conscious encirclement of Germany; a move that was executed by Whitehall, but masterminded by a shadowy elite in the UK. The second book does not share this point of view, but maintains that the British entry to the War was no forgone conclusion at all.
100 years after the starting shot for the XX century, hundreds of books have been published and no one still is paying attention to Article 231 of the Versailles Treaty, which was a political fabrication from the start.
“The Allied and Associated Governments affirm and Germany accepts the responsibility of Germany and her allies for causing all…
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