Pacifist to Interventionist: David Lloyd George in 1911 and 1914. was Belgium an Issue?

  title={Pacifist to Interventionist: David Lloyd George in 1911 and 1914. was Belgium an Issue?},
  author={Bentley Brinkerhoff Gilbert},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={863 - 885}
  • B. B. Gilbert
  • Published 1 December 1985
  • History
  • The Historical Journal
David Lloyd George's behaviour in the crucial week between 27 July and 3 August 1914 has commanded much scholarship and more speculation. Nearly every member of Prime Minister Herbert Asquith's Liberal cabinet, including the chancellor of the exchequer himself, has told the story of those agonizing days, by memoir, diary or letter. Yet Lloyd George's part in Britain's decision to declare war upon Germany on 4 August remains unclear; indeed it is less clear now than it seemed to be half a… 
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