This satirical drawing shows the hands of men from countries involved in World War One, arguing for control of the world. 28 countries fought in the war, a conflict everyone thought would be short-lived, but which lasted more than four years as empires battled to expand their borders and heighten their power.
- Article by:
- Annika Mombauer
- Historical debates, Origins, outbreak and conclusions
Beginning with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Dr Annika Mombauer explores the opposing debates about the origins of World War One. Is it possible for historians to arrive at a consensus?