Did you know World War 1 was called ‘The war that would end all wars’? Did you know that the outbreak of the war (the straw that broke the camel’s back) was caused by the assassination of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, and his wife Sophie?
Last week I wrote about World War 1 veteran Harry Heiser. For a long time, I knew little about WW1. It’s always been overshadowed by the Great Depression and WW2 when studying history in school.
Here’s what I watched:
Sergeant York (Amazon instant video)
The African Queen (Amazon instant video and DVD from Netflix)
Lawrence of Arabia (Amazon instant video)
And here’s what I read:
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Marie Remarque
Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
What WW1 books or movies have you read or watched?