74.8 Countdown to Catastrophe (First World War)

A History of Europe, Key Battles

Apr 14 2023 • 26 mins

Why did the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand trigger the First World War?

I also describe how the long struggle between European powers for mastery in central Africa reaches its climax.



Picture - The Nine Sovereigns at Windsor for the funeral of King Edward VII

Music composed by Frederic Chopin (The Polish Dancer)

Theme tune for the podcast by Nico Vettese, www.wetalkofdreams.com

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