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 realm slumbered, enormous forces have been shaken. In under a month, a mix of ambition, deceit, worry, jealousy, neglected possibilities, and miscalculation despatched Austro-Hungarian troops marching into Serbia, German troops streaming towards Paris, and an unlimited Russian military into struggle, with England as its best friend. As crowds cheered their armies on, nobody may well bet what lay forward within the First global warfare: 4 lengthy years of slaughter, actual and ethical exhaustion, and the close to cave in of a civilization that until eventually 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 realistic and believable. His account of the tragic folly of Gallipoli is masterful. . . . [A international Undone] has an instructive worth that may scarcely be measured”—Los Angeles Times
“An unique and intensely readable account of 1 of the main major and infrequently misunderstood occasions of the final century.”—Steve Gillon, resident historian, The heritage Channel
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