By G.J. Meyer
On a summer time day in 1914, a nineteen-year-old Serbian nationalist gunned down Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo. whereas the area slumbered, huge forces have been shaken. In under a month, a mixture of ambition, deceit, worry, jealousy, neglected possibilities, and miscalculation despatched Austro-Hungarian troops marching into Serbia, German troops streaming towards Paris, and an enormous Russian military into struggle, with England as its best friend. As crowds cheered their armies on, nobody might wager what lay forward within the First international conflict: 4 lengthy years of slaughter, actual and ethical exhaustion, and the close to cave in of a civilization that till 1914 had ruled the globe.
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“Meyer’s sketches of the British cupboard, the Russian Empire, the getting older Austro-Hungarian Empire . . . are real looking and believable. His account of the tragic folly of Gallipoli is masterful. . . . [A international Undone] has an instructive worth which can scarcely be measured”—Los Angeles Times
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