- Sep 13, 2008
April, 1914. As Europe continues its unstoppable drive towards the most terrible war the Old Continent had ever experienced. A war that was to tear down the gilded edifice of nineteenth century civilisation and throw the world into an era of instability, collapse, revolution and apparently ceaseless conflict. A war that would bring fear where there had been optimism, but also hope to those who had had none. The people of France went to the polls to elect their new government. Quite conscious that war was likely, and quite oblivious to the consequences of that war.