‘Cause of WWI outbreak explored at European film festival’
Dawn, 27th September, 2014
KARACHI: An interesting discussion on Christopher Clark’s book ‘The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914’ between consul-general of the Federal Republic of Germany Dr. Tilo Klinner and his French counterpart Francois Dall’Orso shed light on the hazards of war and the importance of a lasting peace in the world at Habib University on Friday evening.
With reference to the book, Dr. Klinner established at the outset that the author had discussed the war as a complex, difficult-to-analyse crisis. The conflict that began on June 28, 1914 turned into a catastrophe that resulted in the loss of 20 million civilian and military lives. A hundred years on, we needed to learn lessons from it.
Mr. Dall’Orso said at the time there were quite a few powerful states, such as Germany, Britain and France. The war was basically a struggle for power and hegemony for which responsibility must be shared.
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