Having failed to receive notice from Germany assuring the neutrality of Belgium, Britain declares war on Germany. On 3 November, the Italians invaded Trieste from the sea. Miller, Steven.; Lynn-Jones, Sean.; Van Evera, Stephen, eds. The assault was widened by French 208 and then further British forces in the following days. Several regiments of US Marines were also dispatched to France. Remak, Joachim (1995) 1967. United States Army Center of Military History : Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History. The British and French wanted American units used to reinforce their troops already on the battle lines and not waste scarce shipping on bringing over supplies.
Moreover, naval war planning demonstrated that Britain herself would have violated Belgian neutrality by blockading her ports (to prevent imported goods passing to Germany) in the event of war with Germany. Montenegro was not as compliant and on May 2, the Austrian council of ministers met and decided to give Montenegro a last chance to comply and, if it would not, then to resort to military action. However, seeing the Austrian military preparations, the Montenegrins requested the ultimatum be delayed and complied. Library of Congress Country Studies. Geologists such as Albert Ernest Kitson were called on to find new resources of precious minerals in the African colonies. Bulgaria capitulated four days later, on 29 September 1918. Folly and malice: the Habsburg empire, the Balkans and the start of World War One (London: ShepheardWalwyn, 2017). Note: Germany and the Ottoman Empire only formed an alliance shortly following the outbreak of the war. Such historians as Dan Todman, Paul Fussell, and Samuel Heyns have all published works since the 1990s arguing that these common perceptions of the war are factually incorrect. One Morning In Sarajevo. 28 After World War II began in 1939, the terms became more standard, with British Empire historians, including Canadians, favouring "The First World War" and Americans "World War I".