15th November 1914 (Sunday)

BORN TODAY – A vision of a new, safer, happier,  Europe…

The triumph of hope:

From the battlefields of north-west europe an anonymous soldier writes home to his mother:

These events prepare the way to a new life: the United States of Europe. After the conflict…there will be time for [those who surivive] to throw their efforts into the future. Well! the horrors of the 1914 war lead to the unity of Europe…The  new state will not be established without spoliation and strife for an indefinite time, but without doubt the door is now open towards the new horizon”.

This brave visionary european did not survive to see 1916.

“Letters of a Solider, 1914-1915”

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