Government to remain neutral on cause of First World War
To be candid, and for the avoidance of doubt (in this context of new, more rigorous GCSEs), His Grace would like to make it clear that the conflict now known as the First World War began with Austria's attack on Serbia in July 1914 (..hence the centenary being next year..), following the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo. Russia came to the help of Serbia, and Germany to that of Austria. Germany then declared war on France, as Russia's ally, and we declared war on Germany when they invaded neutral Belgium and Luxembourg on their way to Paris.
We were at war were with Germany. Their aggression led directly to the slaughter of almost a million British soldiers and tens of thousands who came to our aid from the British Empire.
Quite what HM Government sees fit to remain 'neutral' about is a mystery.