History of the World War With Chronology of Important Events (Classic Reprint)
History of the World War
With Chronology of Important Events (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from History of the World War: With Chronology of Important Events
When, to the world peoples, the news was flashed of the Austrian tragedy of June 28, 1914, there came no warning that it was of dread import. The nations journeyed almost to the brink of war in ignorance of its nearness. In America especially, if, a week later, one thought of the fateful assassination at all, it was only as the latest of a long series of such happenings in an unhappy empire. In Europe, men made their usual commercial, political, personal plans for August sand September, with no intimation that these plans would never be realized. Each nation had its problems at home and its differences abroad, but the settlement of these problems did not call for the slaughter, of the youth of the land. Europe was armed, but Europe had always been armed; there had been threats of war, just as there had always been threats, or worse. But in the last generation a strong sentiment for peace had spread. The more democratic nations had come to think of war between the great powers as a thing of the past. So it was that when every newspaper in the world carried the black news that the long threatened European war had begun and that nation after nation was being hurled headlong into the conflict, the wide world gasped in utter surprise at the bare fact of it. The immensity of it dazed the nations; the wantonness of it angered them. A great outcry arose against war and against autocratic power that could, without warning, convulse civilization.
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Tytuł: History of the World War
Podtytuł: With Chronology of Important Events (Classic Reprint)
Autor: Best Thomas R.
Wydawnictwo: FB &c Ltd
Rok wydania: 2015
Ilość stron: 328
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