A British wartime poster justifying its role in the First World War; namely, Germany's violation of Belgian neutrality, courtesy of the Imperial War Museum, © IWM, Art.IWM PST 0948

Ten interpretations of who started the First World War

Posted on centenarynews.com on 12 February 2014
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The BBC has published a feature in which ten academics are asked their opinions on who "started" the First World War.

Among them, historian Sir Max Hastings argues Germany's culpability; Sir Richard Evans states that it was Serbia; Professor Gary Sheffiled focuses on Austria-Hungary and Germany; while Sean McMeekin apportions responsibilty between Austria-Hungary, Germany, Russia, France, Britain and Serbia.

To read the article, visit the BBC News website here.

Date of article publication: 12/02/2014

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News