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The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman

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‘Never judge a book by its cover’ or so the old adage goes. However, the cover of my edition of Barbara Tuchman’s The Guns of August suggested rather the opposite might be the case. In opening her account of the outbreak of the Great War, Tuchman chooses to go back to May 1910 and the state funeral of Edward VII. Her carefully crafted opening sente…


Archduke Ferdinand and the Era of Assassination by Lisa Traynor

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Royal Armouries Talking Points (2018) £14.99, 71pp, 39 ills, notes and refs, bibliog, index.  ISBN: 978–094–809–288–6  There has been no shortage of books since the ‘shot that rang around the world’ was fired, although the raging torrent of print of a few years ago has begun to slow to a trickle as non– specialist publishers hammer the final nai…


In the Centennial Footsteps of the Great War Book Launch at the Liszt Institute in London 30 June 2022

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On the evening of 30 June 2022, the 106th anniversary of the eve of the Battle of the Somme, members of The Western Front Association and others attended the UK book launch of Attila Szalay-Berzviczy’s first volume of In the Centennial Footsteps of the Great War, from Sarajevo to Versailles at the Liszt Institute in London.  The event was co-hoste…


Ep.261a – In the Centennial Footsteps of the Great War – Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy

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In this special podcast, Dr Tom Thorpe talks to historian and photographer Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy about the launch of his book In the Centennial Footsteps of the Great War. Your browser does not support the audio element. The two-volume bo…


In the Centennial Footsteps of the Great War from Sarajevo to Versailles VOL I  by Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy

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It is an ambitious author and photographer who states that the aim of his book is to ‘help prevent the Third World War’, but from someone who is now Hungary’s Ambassador to France, I applaud his ambition that if we ‘understand the reasons and the consequences of the First World War’, we can understand the reasons and consequences of all war, let al…


"The Law of Unintended Consequences: The road to Sarajevo" by Ross Beadle

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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 e…