From the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand that sparked the Great War to an armistice signed in a railroad carriage in the forest of Compiegne… A history of the First World War in one hundred blogs !

Posted: July 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

Here’s the best goal to do! He’s an awesome History aficionado! 😉

Rearview Mirror


(An Italian newspaper portraying the events surrounding the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, by Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip. Drawing by Achille Beltrame. Source Wikipedia)

This year marks the 100th anniversary commemoration of the First World War. It is my aim to present a selected history of the Great War beginning with this first blog. I will attempt to post 100 articles on major milestones, people, places, objects and other events, from the mundane to the extraordinary on the day that they happened. I will try to stay true to a theme of ‘on this day hundred years ago’ approach. It will definitely be a challenge and something I envisage will take a better part of the next four years of my blogging life. Wish me luck !

No. 1. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

On 28th of June 1914, standing along side of…

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  1. mlbradford says:

    Glad to hear you love history!
    U r welcome to come over & see these:
    Would be v interested to read the history of your part of the world from your perspective


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