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THE LOGIC FOR WAR

Preparations for conflict spread across Europe Special to The Great War Project (24 July) It is a Friday morning, and by 10 a.m. all the big powers in Europe are notified of Austria-Hungary’s ultimatum to Serbia. But why is this a matter that should worry Europe’s powers? After all, it is an ultimatum delivered by…

ULTIMATUM FROM VIENNA

Europe on the edge makes war all but inevitable (23 July) The diplomatic maneuvering after the assassination of the Austro-Hungarian Archduke on June 28, 1914 occurs in secret. Europeans for the most part are blissfully unaware of the danger lurking behind closed doors. Even a high level government figure like David Lloyd George, then the…