1914: Day By Day

Synopsis

Historian Margaret MacMillan chronicles the road to war in 1914.

Episodes

  • 8th August

    8th August

    08/08/2014 Duration: 04min

    The French army declares a victory in their lost province of Alsace. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women. Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University. Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak Jane Whittenshaw Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore Producer: Russell Fin

  • 7th August

    7th August

    07/08/2014 Duration: 03min

    British Trade Unions announce they will not oppose the war. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women. Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University. Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak Jane Whittenshaw Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore Producer: Russell Finch A Some

  • 6th August

    6th August

    06/08/2014 Duration: 04min

    German Zeppelins bomb the Belgian city of Liege - the first air attack on a European city. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women. Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University. Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak Jane Whittenshaw Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore

  • 5th August

    5th August

    05/08/2014 Duration: 03min

    Advertisements in British newspapers urge the public to enlist in the army. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women. Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University. Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak Jane Whittenshaw Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore Producer: Russ

  • 4th August

    4th August

    04/08/2014 Duration: 04min

    Britain declares war on Germany. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women. Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University. Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak Jane Whittenshaw Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore Producer: Russell Finch A Somethin' Else production for B

  • 3rd August

    3rd August

    03/08/2014 Duration: 03min

    The British Foreign Secretary speaks in favour of war at the House of Commons. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women. Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University. Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak Jane Whittenshaw Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore Producer: R

  • 2nd August

    2nd August

    02/08/2014 Duration: 03min

    The British cabinet is split over whether to join the war. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women. Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University. Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak Jane Whittenshaw Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore Producer: Russell Finch A Somet

  • 1st August

    1st August

    01/08/2014 Duration: 04min

    The German government receives word that Britain will remain neutral. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women. Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University. Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak Jane Whittenshaw Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore Producer: Russell Fi

  • 31st July

    31st July

    31/07/2014 Duration: 03min

    Panic in the financial markets as the Bank of England is forced to close. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women. Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University. Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak Jane Whittenshaw Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore Producer: Russe

  • 30th July

    30th July

    30/07/2014 Duration: 03min

    The Tsar orders a full mobilisation of the Russian army. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women. Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University. Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak Jane Whittenshaw Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore Producer: Russell Finch A Somethi

  • 29th July

    29th July

    29/07/2014 Duration: 03min

    The Kaiser sends a telegram to The Tsar to try to prevent war. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women. Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University. Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak Jane Whittenshaw Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore Producer: Russell Finch A S

  • 28th July

    28th July

    28/07/2014 Duration: 04min

    Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women. Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University. Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak Jane Whittenshaw Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore Producer: Russell Finch A Somethin' Else productio

  • 27th July

    27th July

    27/07/2014 Duration: 03min

    Reactions to British soldiers shooting unarmed protesters in Dublin. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women. Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University. Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak Jane Whittenshaw Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore Producer: Russell Fin

  • 26th July

    26th July

    26/07/2014 Duration: 04min

    The British foreign secretary proposes mediation to settle the Balkan crisis. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First World War. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women. Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University. Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak Jane Whittenshaw Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore Producer: Ru

  • 25th July

    25th July

    25/07/2014 Duration: 03min

    Serbia responds to the ultimatum. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women. Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University. Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore Producer: Russell Finch A Somethin' Else production for

  • 24th July

    24th July

    24/07/2014 Duration: 03min

    Britain and Russia react to Austria-Hungary's ultimatum. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women. Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University. Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore Producer: Russell Finch A Someth

  • 23rd July

    23rd July

    23/07/2014 Duration: 04min

    Austria-Hungary delivers the ultimatum to Serbia. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women. Margaret Macmillan is Professor of International History at Oxford University. Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak, Jane Whittenshaw Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore Producer: Russell Finch A Somethin' Els

  • 22nd July

    22nd July

    22/07/2014 Duration: 05min

    The Russian Royal family give a lavish welcome to the French President. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women. Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University. Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak Jane Whittenshaw Presenter and Writer: Margaret Macmillan Produc

  • 21st July

    21st July

    21/07/2014 Duration: 04min

    The King warns of civil war in Britain over Irish Home Rule. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women. Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University. Readings: Andrew Byron, Stephen Greif, Felix von Manteuffel, Jaime Stewart, Simon Tcherniak Jane Whittenshaw Presenter and Writer: Margaret Macmillan Producer: Russell

  • 20th July

    20th July

    20/07/2014 Duration: 04min

    The French President arrives on a state visit to Russia. Margaret Macmillan chronicles the events leading up to the First world war. Each episode draws together newspaper accounts, diplomatic correspondence and private journals from the same day exactly one hundred years ago, giving a picture of the world in 1914 as it was experienced at the time. The series tracks the development of the European crisis day by day, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through to the first week of the conflict. As well as the war, it gives an insight into the wider context of the world in 1914 including the threat of civil war in Ireland, the sensational trial of Madame Caillaux in France and the suffragettes' increasingly violent campaign for votes for women. Margaret Macmillan is professor of international history at Oxford University. Presenter and Writer: Margaret Macmillan Assistant Producers: Phil Smith and Carly Maile Researcher: Dawn Berry Music: Sacha Puttnam Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore Broadcast

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