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  • Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914

  • By: Max Hastings
  • Narrated by: Max Hastings, Nigel Harrington
  • Length: 28 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
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The Amazon History Book of the Year 2013 is a magisterial chronicle of the calamity that befell Europe in 1914 as the continent shifted from the glamour of the Edwardian era to the tragedy of total war. Nineteen fourteen was a year of unparalleled change. The year that diplomacy failed, imperial Europe was thrown into its first modernised warfare and white-gloved soldiers rode in their masses across pastoral landscapes into the blaze of machine guns. What followed were the costliest days of the entire war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended

  • By Tommy on 08-04-17

Fantastic work by Hastings and superbly narrated by Harrington

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Reviewed: 09-02-19

Fantastic work by Hastings as usual and superbly narrated by Harrington. A thoroughly marvellous experience.