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The Opening Line – “The Guns of August 1914”, Barbara Tuchman

March 29th, 2012 · No Comments · History, Prose, Writing

So gorgeous was the spectacle on the May morning of 1910 when nine kings rode in the funeral of Edward VII of England that the crowd, waiting in hushed and black-clad awe, could not keep back gasps of admiration.

<blockquote>That’s some opening line for a history book…</blockquote>

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