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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

98 Years Ago: The world blows up

July 31 1914 was the last day of technical peace. Austria had already declared war on Serbia but frantic negotiations and trading of telegrams were still underway. Although by the end of the day all of the major powers except Britain had ordered general mobilization, none had as yet declared war on one another. That would end the next day.

3 comments:

J.K. Baltzersen said...

This is a sad anniversary indeed, sir!

The Anti-Gnostic said...

You do a good service by commemorating these grim milestones, sir.

Stephen said...

Hmmm....and who was the first to call for general mobilization in his country?????