09/04/20 • 16 min
We look at why each of the major countries joined in the war and why so many people thought going to war was a good idea. And some of those soldiers were kids – listen to see if you’re older than the youngest kids who fought in a world war!
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Read industry reviews of Dad’s World War II novels, A Chance Kill and The Slightest Chance, at paulletters.com. Available on Kindle, as well as in paperback. Dad’s first wartime novel, A Chance Kill, is a love-story/thriller based on real events in Poland, Paris, London and Prague. The Slightest Chance follows the remarkable true story of the only escape from Japanese imprisonment by a Western woman during World War II.
Here are some questions to see if you were listening:
- True or false: World War I started because a bloke called Archie Duke shot an ostrich because he was hungry.
- Which small country did Austria-Hungary declare war on first?
- Why did Russia join the war?
- Why did Germany join the war?
- How old was the youngest British soldier?
- Why did some people actually want to go to fight in the First World War?
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We’ll be back on the first weekend of next month!
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