Reading progress update: I've read 68%.

The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914 - Margaret MacMillan

Finished.

The rest of the book are notes and sources.

 

That was a hell of a long, depressing, and infuriating read - but it was worth it.

 

I haven't been able to keep up with the chapter updates - it didn't help that BL was (and still is) so slow to load anything - but I will add more thoughts to the forthcoming review.

And if we want to point fingers from the twenty-first century we can accuse those who took Europe into war of two things. First, a failure of imagination in not seeing how destructive such a conflict would be and second, their lack of courage to stand up to those who said there was no choice left but to go war. There are always choices.