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No the British didnt, infact the British and Germans had been close allies before 1914, Nine years war 1688, War of Spanish succesion 1701-1714, 1756 Seven year War where Britain and Germany had strong ties and alliances throughout and of course there was the strong alliance in the Napoleonic wars right through to the end of the Battle of Waterloo.
The only reason Britain went to war with Germany in 1914 was to honour the treaty of London 1839 which guaranteed Belgiums neutrility from any invasion, and Germany invaded and Britain kept to its word and declared war on Germany, August 4th 1914.
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