Skip to comments.JUNE 27, 1914 - THE DAY BEFORE THE WORLD CHANGED FOREVER 100 YEARS AGO.
Posted on 06/27/2014 8:17:19 PM PDT by Ravnagora
DUSK June 27, 2014 / Photo by Aleksandra Rebic
Today is Friday, June 27, 2014. Exactly 100 years ago today was the day before everything in the world changed forever. History tells us that it was a beautiful summer in 1914 - everything a summer should be. This peaceful atmosphere in Europe had only 24 hours left.
The next day, June 28, 1914 was Vidovdan (St. Vitus Day), a most sacred day in Serbian history. It was also the day that an Austrian Archduke and his wife would come visiting and go for a ride in Sarajevo, a city in Bosnia. It was a day they should have chosen to go elsewhere, anywhere, but Bosnia. But then again, it would not have mattered at all. The war planners had already engineered the future, a destiny they believed would turn out in their favor. That's the folly of arrogance, ignorance, and shortsightedness.
Will the historical revisionists, in marking this year's centennial of the start of the Great War, The War To End All Wars, merely continue the long running trend of sabotaging the truths of history, instead of taking advantage of this great 100 year milestone to set the historical record straight? ...Any historian with integrity and a passion for establishing a valid and truthful historical record should consider this World War One Centennial as an opportunity to rewrite history so that it actually aligns with the reality of the time and the facts.
This day exactly 100 years ago, June 27th in 1914, was a peaceful day in Europe and beyond. But there had been portents of things to come for many decades before this day, and like anything that simmers under the surface, there's always the tipping point. Always.
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If you read “A World Undone” by G.J. Meyer you will be enlightened. That assassination was a scapegoat.
Thanks for the resource, “gorush”.
I did read that book! Very well written.
It was then a month later, on the eve of the 9th of AV, Germany attacked Luxembourg,
’ The Guns of August’ another good one to start.
Thanks for posting that picture. We are still in WWI, we just don’t realize it yet.
I know, we are still suffering from the aftereffects of WWI.
Damn right - the assassination wasn't considered a big deal at the time. It was that asshole Austro-Hungarian Foreign Minister Berchtold who got everybody riled up. He was just itching for a war.
A new book about the political missteps about the war is called "The Sleepwalkers" - a good read ...
Franz Ferdinand did not want to go but Emperor Franz Joseph ordered him there. Curiously Princip was in the wrong place until the car driver made a wrong turn. Such is fate
Today, on the 100th anniversary of Sarajevo, Bosnian Serbs in that city are dedicating a statue of the assassin Gavrilo Prinzip. A reenactor will fire a pistol into the air twice, to commemorate the event that unleashed the war that cost fourteen million lives.
The best of an entire generation lost. Europe never recovered..WWII was merely piling on.
Nearly 10,000 men killed per day.
365 days a year.
For over four years.