The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne. A month later Austria retaliates by declaring war on Serbia, which in turn brings Russia and the other great powers of Europe into conflict. As Edward Grey memorably expressed it: “The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again on our lifetime”.
Music composed by Frederic Chopin (Mazurkas in C sharp minor)
Picture - Franz Ferdinand, Sarajevo
Theme tune for the podcast by Nico Vettese, www.wetalkofdreams.com
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