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  • derekfish
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    Anyone else into it?

    A bit worrying seeing Darth Sidius was the Foreign Secretary immediately prior to WW1.

    Not surprising the Sith had a hand in Global conflict..

    hora
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    Interesting story- the German General who could have stopped it all told a hesistant Kaiser that it was too late/cant turn back now as he had all his troops ready. That Generals son (or Nephew?) was shot by Hitler in WWII. Cant remember the names off the top of my head if anyone knows them?? The General died a year after the start due to ill health/nerves.

    derekfish
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    Moltke? Have we got that far yet? I might have dozed off toward the end last night, but I thought he was still on vacation, tonight the fireworks start..

    johndoh
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    is it worth watching? I have it recorded.

    derekfish
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    Yes, it’s enthralling.

    hora
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    Ah yes Moltke the younger

    Here is Moltke shot for treason against Hitler:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmuth_James_Graf_von_Moltke

    johndoh
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    Good – I shall look forward to catching up on Sunday night.

    derekfish
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    hora – Member
    Ah yes Moltke the younger

    Here is Moltke shot for treason against Hitler:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmuth_James_Graf_von_Moltke

    Well well now, that’s another good example of karma, father effectively kicks off events that will lead to the death of his son, a pity tens of millions also had to suffer over two world wars.

    bikebouy
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    Yes I watched it, thought it was very good indeed. I too wondered when the line “The Dark Side” would come out, thankfully it didn’t. 😆

    Trimix
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    Also amazing how they are all related. The Russian, Austrian and German Ambasadors were cousins. The Kaiser was Victorias grandson, I think.

    The other interesting thing is how only so few actually had a clue of what was / is happening.

    Contrast that to todays Ukraine and wall to wall coverage of live events.

    3 leaders were cousins, 3 ambassadors were cousins. One hell of a family spat.

    derekfish
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    Exactly that, it was a family spat which cost the lives of millions, yet we still endure a ‘Royal’ Family

    derekfish
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    2nd part, BBC2, now.

    Premier Icon Pook
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    Very good telly.

    tang
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    Brilliant TV. Darth is great in the role.

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    Thanks for the heads up will add that to download list

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    just watched it on iplayer, very good +1 for darth sidious and **** the royalty !!

    derekfish
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    Very good, totally different insight into something I thought I already knew about.

    If any one is interested and likes a good podcast.Dan Carlin Hardcore History has just started a series on ww1 titled Blueprint for Armageddon.2 episodes up and 3hrs long each.He usually does 3 or 4 episodes in this kind of series.
    Fantastic podcast for any history geek.

    Premier Icon muddydwarf
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    That sounds good, as a complete ignoramus how do i find such a podcast?

    Here you go muddydwarf hope you give it a listen and enjoy.No need for a podcast from here http://www.dancarlin.com//disp.php/hharchive

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Watched episodes 1 & 2 on the iplayer as a result of this thread.

    The programme is excellent. Just need to pack the kids off for an hour so I can watch the last one.

    gobuchul
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    caffineoldbean – Great link thanks.

    johndoh
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    Wow, just watched the first two back to back last night (don’t think I have sat through 2 hours of TV in a long time).

    Fascinating and agrees with above, Ian McDiarmid is great – he has the balance between humility and being a peace-maker juxtaposed with being the person responsible for enforcing the British Empire’s power over world order – the scenes where he is outlining the stance on involvement with France etc was superbly underplayed.

    Amazing.

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