Top positive review
on 6 December 2017
This book is the result of painstaking and meticulous research. The author must have spent countless hours tracking memos, notes, telegrams and general despatches between the Great Powers during the month of July 1914. What emerges is a fascinating insight into the events that led to war beginning with the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and ending with the various declarations of war. But who was responsible and why? Before reading this book, I had taken the view that Germany was mostly responsible for the outbreak of war. However, upon reading this book, I think that the shoulder of blame actually lies with the actions of Austria Hungary but read the book and come to your own conclusion. It is a truly great read.