A remembrance of the Great War

The defining moments of August 4, 1914

Posted: July 27, 2014 at 1:56 a.m.

They are all gone now--lost to the march of time, nothing more than faded photographs in dusty family albums, black-and-white illustrations in books, their images etched in little-understood monuments and interred in countless unvisited cemeteries in the most remote areas of the world. In the second decade of the 20th Century, some 30 nations would send 65 million young men to die for their country. And die they would.

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