100 years ago a Serbian terrorist, Gavrillo Princip, assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the Austrian heir to the throne. The rest, as they say is history. Why did the First World War break out in 1914? Why did it so quickly engulf the whole of Europe and, ultimately, the world? How accurate is the “lions led by donkeys” view of our armed forces at this time? Why did the War last so long and what should we make of it all 100 years on?
Speakers – Andy Johnston, David Bourne and Glen Scrivener
Andy and David and are both local Church leaders and both also happen to be history graduates with a long-held interest in the First World War.
Glen is a regular blogger, speaker and writer based in Eastbourne.
These videos are from an evening, including an act of remembrance, held at Hailsham Parish Church on Wednesday 25 June 2014.