London, Pact of, an agreement entered into on September 5, 1914, shortly after the outbreak of World War I. The governments of France, Great Britain, and Russia pledged that none of them would separately make peace. They also agreed that all should demand the same peace terms. Japan signed the agreement in October, 1915, and Italy signed it a month later.
World War I was the great armed conflict of 191418. Until World War II, it was often called the Great War because it was the most destructive and widespread war the world had ever seen.
Beatty of the North Sea and of Brooksby, David Beatty, First Earl (1871-1936), a British naval officer.