View Full Version : On this day 100 years ago


redbreegull
06-27-2014, 11:39 PM
A Yugoslav nationalist shot and killed the Archduke and Duchess of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in their car, thus precipitating the First World War.



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redbreegull
06-27-2014, 11:41 PM
It was 10:45 in the morning and these stupid royals were still riding around despite JUST surviving a botched bombing of their cavalcade by another assassin.

The exploding boy
06-27-2014, 11:47 PM
oh my god, who cares, that's like ancient history. First world war, whatever, why first? Like there's ever been a second or something?.... no one knows what you're on about, nerd.

Order 66
06-27-2014, 11:49 PM
i just finished Guns of August actually.. good book

redbreegull
06-27-2014, 11:55 PM
It's almost hard to think about how significant this war was because it was shortly followed by a second, even worse global upheaval, but in many ways it kind of defies understanding that something like this could happen. Kind of terrifying

The exploding boy
06-28-2014, 12:00 AM
In honor of this day i shall finish watching Paths Of Glory before i go to sleep.

Order 66
06-28-2014, 12:02 AM
1910s is probably the most fascinating decade of that century. the technological advances of that time were insane

The exploding boy
06-28-2014, 12:03 AM
Actually...the first time i saw All Quiet on the western front i though, why did anyone bother making any war movies after that? all message of future war movies were already in this. Pretty much all wars and movies about after the first world war were superfluous. If mankind was advanced they'd have went like "well that was fucking stupid. How about we just never do this shit again? that whole fighting business, it sucks"

The exploding boy
06-28-2014, 12:04 AM
but then they had the versailles treaty instead..................