Military history

1914: History in an Hour

1914: History in an Hour

In 1914 the world changed. Europe’s great powers were dragged, one by one, into a war by Serbian conflict which affected very few of them directly. At least it would resemble the short sharp battles of the previous century, many thought – fought with military bands, horsemen, and swift victories. But 1914 proved to be different, a watershed, as old notions of war were trampled in the mud.

Chapter 1. Turn of the Century: States of the Nations

Chapter 2. Assassination of an Archduke

Chapter 3. The Road to War

Chapter 4. The Willy and Nicky Telegrams

Chapter 5. The Schlieffen Plan

Chapter 6. Belgium

Chapter 7. Battle Begins

Chapter 8. Mons

Chapter 9. Marne

Chapter 10. The First Battle of Ypres

Chapter 11. Eastern Front

Chapter 12. Austria-Hungary

Chapter 13. War Crimes

Chapter 14. The Wider War

Chapter 15. The War at Sea and in the Air

Chapter 16. The Christmas Truce

Appendix 1: Key Players

Appendix 2: 1914 Timeline