A bizarre and unlikely chain of events almost totally beyond the control of the Great Powers led to the assassination of Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo in June 1914. And had it happened ten or even five years earlier, the assassination would not have even mattered a jot. This talk examines the sequence of chance events of the preceding 36 years, and even on the day of, the killing. Who now remembers the failure earlier in the day of the first assassination attempt and its knock on effect? This talk includes a re-enactment, involving members of the audience, of the events of 28th June 1914!
We Welcome Ross Beadle to his first presentation to the Essex Branch.
We meet at the Village Hall in Hatfield Peverel from 7:30 for an 8pm start. Suggested entrance donation of £3.50.
The meeting has access to the bar at the village hall and there is on-site car parking.
Meetings are open to those who do not hold WFA membership.