What Caused the Outbreak of #WW1? Interview with Historian Allan Mallinson (2014)

Jul 14, 2014, 05:43 PM

Acclaimed historian Allan Mallinson explains what caused the outbreak of the #FirstWorldWar and why ordinary men from across #Lancashire and #Cumbria volunteered for military service to protect their country.

The national speaker held a talk in Lancaster to tell local people why he thinks Britain went to war in 1914 and why it infamously wasn't "over by Christmas."

He also explains who he thinks was to blame for the outbreak of war and questions whether it could have been avoided.

The Bay's Amy Scarisbrick recently recorded this exclusive interview with Allan Mallinson at Lancaster Castle. Audio is property of The Bay Radio/CN Group and has been uploaded for portfolio purposes.