It’s odd, but there seems to be little coverage of the fact that today is the anniversary of the start of World War 1. Just something about the way Euros think, perhaps? I mean, BBC doesn’t even mention it on their website. You would think that a war which was so terrible that it wiped out an entire generation practically would be talked more about, even in somber and reverent terms. Of the main protagonists involved in the Great War (and not counting the late involvement of the US), only 1 still has the same sort of regime (and that’s the UK, and look how far their empire has shrunk since). Perhaps they believe that if it is not talked about, then people will forget that it ever existed?
History doesn’t work that way, alas.