comic

A non-stop train to war

Historical context
First World War

And that is how the first world war started.

Now, for the keen viewers. The flag representing the Gavrilo Princip (the shooter of Franz Ferdinand) is the Pan-Slavic Flag created in the mid 1800s. Its blue is slightly different from the eventual Yugoslavian flag.

For other keen viewers, the flag underneath France's regular tricolore flag is actually the Royal Standard of the King up until the French revolution. Get it?

Also, I decided to combine the Austria-Hungary character for one character for this piece, because it better represents it. The other one, Getting down with the K.u.K., was more about just Austria-Hungary and how silly it was.

And yes, that is a reference to the Schlieffen plan, which is why Germany attacked France before Russia even called upon them. Sneaky!

Comments:

But France declared war upon germany when the Germans declared war upon russia for mobilising their army?

Not the other way around.. me a bit displeased

By Hyddan92 on 05-09-2011 22:11:17

But France declared war upon germany when the Germans declared war upon russia for mobilising their army?

Not the other way around.. me a bit displeased

Incorrect. Germany declared war on France to pre-emptive a declaration of war by France against Germany. Look up on the Schlieffen Plan.

Also, I can highly recommend reading The Guns of August.

By Svip on 12-09-2011 23:29:48

Yeah, it seems that you are right, me a bit sorry.

By Hyddan92 on 09-01-2012 12:37:30

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