posted by Whispering Walls at 8:42 pm
I think we can fairly lay the blame for the war at the Kaiser's feet. He suffered from a serious inferiority complex compared to all the rest of Victoria's grandchildren, and, it has always seemed to me, behaved like a spoiled brat when he didn't get his way over Austria Hungary and Serbia. As the Times has been pointing out for some time, " No one will ever accuse me again of lack of will"The arm, clearly seen here as it almost never was, has much to answer for....
I agree with you KL. He changed his mind over lunch and people are still asking what was on the menu!
PS Portillo's series on at the moment about railways and the war is very good if you are interested in that sort of thing!And no sign of garish coloured shirts or jackets at the moment, just a somewhat battered Barbour ( the best kind) and a scarf to add just a dash of colour....
Something we've only just learnt. Here in France August 22nd 1914 is remembered as the the bloodiest day of the war. 27,000 dead by lunchtime - compared with 20,000 at the Somme . Blue tunics and red trousers didn't help camouflage the poilus as they charged across the fields into Alsace.
I didn't know that Angus - how terrible!
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