1904 The Gay Apocalypse: The July Crisis, and Remoter Causes of the First World War

It would be a mistake, and an injustice to junior doctors, to assume that the ‘July Crisis’ refers to a purported increase in adverse events attributed to their annual arrival each July on the wards of teaching hospitals. Instead, the ‘July Crisis’ refers to that month in 1914 when the various capitals in Europe played a continental game of brinkmanship, following the assassination on 28th June of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, in Sarajevo.

This episode was written by Colm Ó Sé.

Colm was born and lives in Dublin; He is a medical graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, and works as a GP; he is an enthusiastic amateur historian.