Some of you guys need history lessons:
In 1914 (WW1) Britain sent a small army of 100,000 soldiers this was the British expeditionary force. Arguably without this force to help France, Paris would of been taken. There were three battles Britain helped in 1914:
•Battle of mons - The British were outnumbered but clearly showed they were better soldiers than the Germans, they slowed the Germans down but had to retreat because of the large amount of German forces. Because they slowed them down, France had a chance to go back to defend Paris.
•Battle of the Marne - The British played an important role, helping France defend Paris. Most significantly spotting a gap in the Germans line. After both these battles, Britain had doubtlessly helped to stop the German Schleifen plan. Though there are other factors.
•Battle of Ypres - Britain then had to race against Germany to the channel ports. At Ypres Britain defended and stopped Germany from taking the ports. Without the ports means, no supplies or fresh troops.
With fail of the Schleifen plan Germany retreated a short distance and dug in, in good positions. This left a stalemate obviously for the next 3-4 years. So clearly Germany wasn't defeated nor was Britain and France. But because later on Britains new weapons, USA joined the war etc.
THIS ISNT A FACT, ITS MORE OF MY OPPINION THE GERMAN WORNT DEFFEATED, IN WW1. IT WAS MORE OF A SIEZE FIRE UNTIL WW2.
It's alright just forget all the events in between each war and the different people and generals etc. ;)