WWI Overview

Here’s a great video that summarizes WWI from Ferdinand’s assassination all the way to the end.

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Franz Ferdinand in Bosnia

Here are some pictures from Getty Images of a 100 year anniversary remembrance of WWI in Sarajevo. 

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Mine Fields

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For more on the Bosnian Mine Fields, check out these links:

VICE News: Haunting Photos of Bosnia’s Neverending Land Mine and Flooding Problem

Deutche Welle: Former enemies clear mines together in Bosnia

Al Jazeera: Bosnia Mines Still Kill 20 Years Later

University of Essex: Landmines in Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Hellidon Windows

On page 4 Butcher describes a stained glass window memorial at St. John the Baptist in Hellidon. I emailed that church and they kindly responded with pictures!

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Blackadder Explains World War I

Since Tim Butcher mentioned Blackadder I suppose I have no choice but to post a clip from Blackadder, one of the greatest comedies set in different periods of history. You might know two of the actors: Hugh Laurie and Rowan Atkinson.

Tim Butcher Interviews

Next Book: The Trigger

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Our next book is The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin that Brought the World to War by Tim Butcher. As always, if you want to join the discussion you can pick up a copy at our Circulation Desk. The discussion will be on October 30th.

 

Lucy Kalanithi TED Talk

Lucy Kalanithi gave a moving speech about life, death, and her husband for a TED Talk last November

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Here’s an interview from Paul’s wife Dr. Lucy Kalanithi with the California Commonwealth Club

Stanford Medicine

Here’s some footage of Paul talking about himself for Stanford Medicine, in 2015

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