Was centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history.Over 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died as a result of the war (including the victims of a number of genocides), a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents’ technological and industrial sophistication, and the tactical stalemate caused by trench warfare, a grueling form of warfare in which the defender held the advantage. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, and paved the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved.
I’ve always admired P.D James and I have absolutely loved anything by Austen. So I was greatly disappointed when I finally sat down to read the sequel by P.D James. There was a major inconsistancy in the timeline – if it’s supposed to be sequel of Pride and Prejudice than the setting should be 1798 not 1803 or possibly 1815 but not 1803. The novel was set in 1796-1798. That would mean that it would have to be 1801.