A Flimsy Excuse for World War I

A Flimsy Excuse for World War I

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes An intelligence agency ignored its own government and ordered an assassination. No, not in Pakistan…. On July 23, 1914, Austrian diplomat Baron Giesl von Gieslingen delivered an ultimatum to the government of Serbia. In response...
The Shot Heard ‘Round the Bedroom

The Shot Heard ‘Round the Bedroom

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes For history buffs, “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World” refers to one of two significant dates. For American History buffs and American English majors, the distinction refers to a phrase from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Concord Hymn.” When...
With or Without Archduke Ferdinand

With or Without Archduke Ferdinand

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes Conventional history widely attributes the cause of WWI to be the assassination of Crown Prince Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by Serbian Gavrilo Princip. While the Archduke’s murder was the excuse for WWI, it...