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The Lamps Are Going Out All Over Europe – “The Guns of August 1914”, Barbara Tuchman

April 1st, 2012 · No Comments · History, Quotes, War, WW1

In Whitehall that evening, Sir Edward Grey, standing with a friend at the window as the street lamps below were being lit, made the remark that has since epitomized the hour: “The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.

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