NPR’s “All Things Considered” Examines The Assassination in Sarajevo – “How Bad Directions (And A Sandwich) Started World War I”



The National Public Radio (NPR) feature “All Things Considered” talks with Christopher Clark, author of THE SLEEPWALKERS about the course of events in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914.  The first in a series of segments being billed as “A counterfactual history of World War I”, NPR asks the question “What if World War I never happened?”

To hear the story by podcast, visit here.

Podcast Series Focuses on WW1 History

logo_ww1_podcastThe MacArthur Memorial of Norfolk, VA, has launched an exciting and valuable series of podcast resources in World War I history.  Available through the memorial’s website, this series of recorded presentations includes a variety of authors, scholars and researchers speaking on a range of First World War history subjects.  The goal of the podcast series is to provide the historic context for one of the major chapters in the life of General Douglas MacArthur who served with distinction in the 42nd “Rainbow” Division 1917-18.

Among the podcast topics are the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the 1914 Battle of the Marne, the Schlieffen Plan, the organization and insignia of the AEF, and the role of the cruiser USS OLYMPIA in WW1.  The series also includes several segments directly related to the WW1 service of Douglas MacArthur.

The WW1 podcast series furnished by the MacArthur Memorial is an excellent resource for those interested in learning about the First World War.  New podcasts will be regularly added throughout the centenary years.  For more information, visit the MacArthur Memorial’s WW1 podcast page here.