100 YeArs ago July 1914 the start of horror nr.1 WW1

I often wonder if kids know how the first World War started.

The main causes of World War I, which began in central Europe in late July 1914, included many factors, such as the conflicts and hostility between the great European powers of the four decades leading up to the war. Militarism, alliances, imperialism, and nationalism played major roles in the conflict as well. The immediate origins of the war, however, lay in the decisions taken by statesmen and generals during the July Crisis of 1914 caused by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie by Gavrilo Princip, an irredentist Serb and member of the Serbian nationalist organization, the Black Hand.

The Netherlands did not participate in this war. Its Always a question on everyone’s lips.
Now in Belgium we remember the whole year 2014 the ones who gave their lives
The poppy petals are the symbol

by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
combined-poppies-800

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5 Responses to 100 YeArs ago July 1914 the start of horror nr.1 WW1

  1. Joe Cutler says:

    100 years…wow, I pray we never forget.

  2. ajitpeter says:

    Freedom is to the people air to breathe
    Wars fought by men in victory and defeat
    To give the people the air of freedom
    to live on a land and to call it our kingdom
    not as slave yet as a part
    to sing for a flag and cherish the art
    wars fought with life sacrificed
    for in vain a soilders life not laid
    freedom a soul never to trade
    ther lifes our nations made
    honour their life
    creating a nation without strife

  3. prenin says:

    A war that cost Europe its finest and saw the destruction of a generation… 😦

    You’d think we’d have learned by now that wars solve nothing… 😦

    Love and hugs! 🙂

    Prenin.

  4. penpusherpen says:

    Makes me wonder sometimes what’s taught to children in school as History Sweeti, The World Wars have made modern day possible through the countless lives lost. The Poppies are a beautiful, poignant and constant reminder. Good words my friend, hugs aplenty xPenx

  5. Sadly mankind has not learnt much since the First World War.
    That ode, as you no doubt know is recited every ANZAC day, their is a response to the ode as well.
    But words cannot bring back the dead.
    Regards
    Ian

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