David Crane

‘1913: The World Beforethe Great War’, by Charles Emmerson

On the eve of the Great War, the future was anyone’s guess, says <em>David Crane </em>

In May 1913 a British delegation visited the United States to discuss plans for celebrating 100 years of Anglo-American peace. At their final meeting in New York’s Plaza Hotel, the representatives of both sides had just agreed on a five-minute silence to be observed across the English-speaking world on 17 February 1915, when Professor Hugo Munsterberg of Harvard interrupted proceedings.

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