HM Queen Victoria
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"We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist."
HM Queen Victoria

"Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves.
HM Queen Victoria

Page 2: Foreign Secretary Edward Grey: Balkans Crisis Arbitration 1903-1914
1914: A general willingness to believe "war was something that was not going to happen in Europe."
Page 3: "Caught Looking": Physical Working Models
of European/British Response to June 28-July 1914 Crisis

Historians on Causes of World War I
Foreign Secretary Edward Grey: Delayed Telegrams June-July 1914
Foreign Secretary Edward Grey on the June 28-July 1914 Crisis
Winston Churchill on the June 28-July 1914 Crisis
June 28-July 1914: The Tactic of Timidity
Ambiguous Defensive/Offensive Military Preparations
June 29th-July 1914, Wagons-Lits to the French Riviera
Switzerland: Europe's Strongest Neutral Armed-Power and the June 28-July 1914 Balkans Crisis

Post-June 28-July 1914/WWI:
July 16, 1945: Trinity
Effects of Atomic Detonations: Hiroshima, Nagasaki
Japan: Feasibility of Atomic Demonstration-Test in 1945
USAF Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

Certainly one of Britain's greatest and most far-sighted monarchs:

"Queen Victoria – after whom Queensland is named – was one of the United Kingdom's most popular monarchs. Her reign lasted from 1837 to 1901, a period hence known as the Victorian era. It was a time of major social, economic and technological progress around the world, with the Industrial Revolution driving changes across almost every aspect of daily life.

The role of the Queen of the British Empire in the 19th century was more influential than the British monarch is today. Royalty and the British Empire were very important in the early Australian colonies and Queen Victoria was adored by the public as a champion of morality and family values."
Old Government House, Queensland


exhibition: ‘a royal passion: queen victoria and photography’ at the j. paul getty museum, getty center, los angeles


May 2019-2020