Originally Presented by the BBC, 12 February 2014
|Some of the Key Participants in the July Crisis of 1914|
(As Portrayed in the Docudrama 37 Days)
1. Sir Max Hastings - military historian
No one nation deserves all responsibility for the outbreak of war, but Germany seems to me to deserve most.
It alone had power to halt the descent to disaster at any time in July 1914 by withdrawing its "blank cheque" which offered support to Austria for its invasion of Serbia.