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Historian Margaret MacMillan chronicles the road to World War One in 1914, drawing on newly researched archives throughout Europe.

Historian Margaret MacMillan chronicles the road to World War One in 1914, drawing on newly researched archives throughout Europe.
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United Kingdom

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BBC

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Historian Margaret MacMillan chronicles the road to World War One in 1914, drawing on newly researched archives throughout Europe.

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English


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8th August

8/8/2014
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The French army declares a victory in their lost province of Alsace. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to...

Duration: 00:04:26


7th August

8/7/2014
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British Trade Unions announce they will not oppose the war. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first...

Duration: 00:03:55


6th August

8/6/2014
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German Zeppelins bomb the Belgian city of Liege - the first air attack on a European city. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz...

Duration: 00:04:13


5th August

8/5/2014
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Advertisements in British newspapers urge the public to enlist in the army. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand...

Duration: 00:03:52


4th August

8/4/2014
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Britain declares war on Germany. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As...

Duration: 00:04:24


3rd August

8/3/2014
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The British Foreign Secretary speaks in favour of war at the House of Commons. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand...

Duration: 00:03:54


2nd August

8/2/2014
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The British cabinet is split over whether to join the war. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first...

Duration: 00:03:50


1st August

8/1/2014
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The German government receives word that Britain will remain neutral. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to...

Duration: 00:04:37


31st July

7/31/2014
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Panic in the financial markets as the Bank of England is forced to close. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through...

Duration: 00:03:52


30th July

7/30/2014
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The Tsar orders a full mobilisation of the Russian army. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first...

Duration: 00:03:44


29th July

7/29/2014
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The Kaiser sends a telegram to The Tsar to try to prevent war. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the...

Duration: 00:03:48


28th July

7/27/2014
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Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the...

Duration: 00:04:42


27th July

7/26/2014
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Reactions to British soldiers shooting unarmed protesters in Dublin. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to...

Duration: 00:03:50


26th July

7/25/2014
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The British foreign secretary proposes mediation to settle the Balkan crisis. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand...

Duration: 00:04:33


25th July

7/24/2014
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Serbia responds to the ultimatum. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As...

Duration: 00:03:57


24th July

7/23/2014
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Britain and Russia react to Austria-Hungary's ultimatum. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week...

Duration: 00:03:45


23rd July

7/22/2014
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Austria-Hungary delivers the ultimatum to Serbia. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the...

Duration: 00:04:30


22nd July

7/21/2014
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The Russian Royal family give a lavish welcome to the French President. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to...

Duration: 00:05:33


21st July

7/20/2014
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The King warns of civil war in Britain over Irish Home Rule. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first...

Duration: 00:04:19


20th July

7/19/2014
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The French President arrives on a state visit to Russia. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week...

Duration: 00:04:20

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