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The First World War: Why Did It Happen?

Wed., Sep. 10, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Location: Public Meeting Room #1, Central Library, 2311-12th Avenue, Regina

The problem of assessing responsibility for the outbreak of war remains deeply controversial, with some historians emphasizing the roles of Germany and Austria-Hungary, and others those of France and Russia. A century after the event, the outbreak of WWI still has lessons to teach us

At this public lecture, Ian Germani, History Professor at the University of Regina, will consider five recently published works by historians on the origins of World War I:

  • Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914 – Max Hastings
  • July 1914: Countdown to War – Sean McMeekin
  • The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 – Christopher Clark
  • 1914: Fight the Good Fight: Britain, the Army and the Coming of the First World War – Allan Mallinson
  • The War that Ended Peace: The Road to 1914 – Margaret MacMilllan
Information about this lecture is shown below:
Lecture: The First World War: Why Did It Happen?
Speaker: Dr. Ian Germani, Department of History
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Central Library, Regina Public Library
2311-12th Avenue, Regina
Public Meeting Room #1
RSVP: Registration is required. Visit and click "events" to register or call 306-777-6000.