Published date: 8 September 2011

The historian AJP Taylor, considering the events of 1914, once argued: ‘The First World War had begun – imposed on the statesmen of Europe by railway timetables. It was an unexpected climax to the railway age.’ Bruno Derrick looks at how the railways of Britain and Europe prepared for war in 1914 and how central the railways were to troop mobilisation.

Author: Bruno Derrick Duration: 37:50

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  1. 10 June 2014
    9:36 am

    keith richardson

    Interesting talk. Frequent references to what I assume were slides/pictures. It would be better to record the talk with slides.

  2. 10 June 2014
    1:38 pm

    Ruth Crumey (admin)

    Thank you for you comments.

    We would love to publish all the presentations which accompany the talks but this is not always possible (nearly always because of copyright issues).

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