Friday, 27 June 2014

Countdown to war

From tomorrow, Saturday 28 June, and day by day for 39 daily posts until 5 August: follow the descent of Europe into the First World War, from the assassination of Archduke Franz-Ferdinand and his wife to the British declaration of war.

Lots of suspense, of missed chances and bad judgements. With a heck of a price paid at the end by a lot of people... 

All through the eyes of a young Mancunian reading the Manchester Guardian and the Observer, and only slowly beginning to realise just how bad things were getting.

Starting here, tomorrow.


Awoogamuffin said...

Ooh! Looking forward to this

David Beeson said...

Well, the first one's up: hope you enjoy it

Anonymous said...

What a mammoth undertaking. I shall certainly look forward to educating myself in an area of darkness. Hope you find the time and energy to keep it up.