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3 August 1914: Two days after declaring war on Russia and just one day after the French mobilization, Germany declares war on France. Several hours later, France declares war on Germany and begins to transport troops to the territories of Alsace and Lorraine, which France had ceded to Germany ...
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‘The Nemesis Engines’ – 100 years ago…

July 28, 1914. It has been a month since the assassination in Sarajevo of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife. After a month of mourning across the Austro-Hungarian empire - and a month of outrage and anger and calls for revenge - Austria Hungary declares war on Serbia. We are still quite a way ...
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The crafting of a character: Harbert Pencroft

The accidental protagonist:I have a confession to make: Harbert Pencroft, the central character in 'The Peacemakers,' was an accident. He was the unexpected result of needing to add a character to the story as a narrative device. Not only was he never supposed to be a major character in the s ...
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