Monday, July 28, 2014

July 28, 1914

It is July 28, 1914. It is a fateful day. A dreadful, horrendous conflict is about to be unleashed.

A century ago today. In the Kaiservilla in Bad Ischl, Austria-Hungary declares war on the Kingdom of Serbia – on the day a month after the shots of Sarajevo.

The Kaiservilla in Bad Ischl

As this video lecture says, the war hawks were officials serving under the monarchs, and they practiced disloyalty in order to have their war, even lying about Serbian forces firing first:

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