When spring arrived on March 21, 1914, just 139 days before the first battle of World War I, no one knew that the turn of the seasons would bring catastrophe. The signposts to Armageddon have been debated by historians ever since. Europe was divided into two armed and hostile camps at the time, but most people were oblivious to the possible consequences. In Spring 1914, the second ebook in a Star Dispatches series on World War I, Hamida Ghafour provides an in-depth look at the schisms and missteps that would lead to disaster. It is essential reading for anyone hoping to understand the Great War.
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