Friday, September 20, 2013

Casual Friday Horrible Histories explain WWI

Friday, September 20, 2013
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Loretta reports:

With Russia looming large again in a debate about military action in the Mideast, I thought this Horrible Histories explanation of the origins of WWI offered an opportunity to compare and contrast alliances and the complications they create.

Or, you can ignore current politics and just enjoy the clip on its own merits.*

Image: British Navy at War (1915) courtesy Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

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Maggie Robinson said...

As amusing as this clip was, it's really all too depressing.

Anonymous said...

Totally off subject.....Could you clarify how horses were switched out at posting houses? I can't seem to find out what happened to the horses that an owner left at the first stop. Were these privately owned horses boarded until the owner returned and took possesion? After reading your blog and the Jane Austen's World blog it really opened my eyes to what a huge operation owning a posting house could be. I believe I read that there could be something like2000 horses boarded and made ready for the mail coaches. Thanks for any insight!

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