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June 28, 1914 sat World War 1 into motion.

While visiting Bosnia, Archduke Francis Ferdinand heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated by a Serbian.

Let's shed some light on the outbreak of the war rather than the causes.
Sometimes it's just easier to understand a historical event by looking how it happened rather than what caused it.

Why the Austria-Serbia conflict is so important

archduke francis ferdinand Archduke Francis Ferdinand

Austria and Serbia both were backed by two great empires. Germany was behind Austria and Russia backed Serbia.

Nearly a month after the assassination of the Austrian heir to the throne, July 23, Austria sent Serbia an ultimatum, since Austria believed that Serbia was behind the assassination.

Serbia had 48 hrs to put an end to all anti-Austrian propaganda. To put fire military or civil personnel hostile towards Austria. And for Austrian officials to sit in their courts in order to bring the guilty to justice.

All humiliating conditions, but the latter, were accepted.

Germany's Position

Russia was not just going to be a bystander and watch Serbia be controlled and conquered by German backed Austria.

Germany's simple claim was that she would assist Austria only if attacked by Russia but when efforts by the Russians, French and English to allow Austria and Serbia to settle their affairs independently on their own she refused, knowing full well that it might lead to an armed conflict.

World War I Begins

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Soon after on July 28 Austria declared war on Serbia, almost as soon as this happened Russia began mobilizing her military.

Germany claimed this was an attack on herself and did not wait long at all before she declared war on Russia on August 1 1914.

This same day Germany demands France (a Russian ally) states her position.

French officials sent back word that France would only take such actions as her interests best required.

Germany did not take too kind to this and declared war on France August 3, although her troops were already marching on France occupying neutral Luxembourg August 2.

Germany proceeded to give Belgium an ultimatum. She had from 7 pm to 7 am to decide wether she gave Germany free passage through her little kingdom to advance on France.

Belgium's reply was firm, they would stay neutral as granted by the powers, including Prussia, and would resist any violators.

luxembourg World War 1 in Luxembourg

Britain Enters the War

Great Britain taking notice of such threat on her little neighbor across the English Channel could not sit by.

British officials repeatedly made the greatest of efforts to convene all powers involved in order to bring a peaceful settlement on the issues (remember now) between Austria and Serbia but Germany was determined to block such an outcome.

The whole world by now could plainly see Germany's intentions when the German ambassador asked England would remain neutral on the matter on the promise that Germany not violate Belgian neutrality and further urged England to make the terms of her neutrality including a guarantee that France would also remain neutral.

Britain's response was to inform France of their full fleet support and protection were Germany to invade from the Channel or North Sea.

When 2 days later Britain learned of German troops making their way into Belgium, she demanded an assurance from the Germans that they respect Belgian neutrality. This neutrality "scrap of paper" was not enough reason for Britain to be concerned with, was Germany's response.

Belgium World War 1 in Belgium

Such contemptuous response about solemn treaties by which the European powers granted Belgium neutrality roused the anger of the entire globe and Great Britain had no choice but to declare war on Germany August 4, 1914.

Soon after Japan had also declared war on Germany and early November Turkey joined the central powers.

Within 3 months the conflict between Austria and Serbia involved Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey against Serbia, Russia, France, Belgium, England, Montenegro, and Japan.




the day that shook the world The Day That
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The Day That Shook the World (1975)
Sarajevski atentat

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de mayerling a sarajevo Mayerling to Sarajevo

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Mayerling to Sarajevo (1940)
De Mayerling a Sarajevo

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gavre princip Death of a Schoolboy

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Death of a Schoolboy (1990)
Gavre Princip - Himmel unter Steinen

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weltuntergang Weltuntergang

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austeria The Inn

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The Inn (1982)
Austeria

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colonel redl Colonel Redl

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Colonel Redl (1985)
Oberst Redl

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and the ship sails on And the Ship Sails On

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And the Ship Sails On (1983)
E la nave va

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the african queen The African Queen

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The African Queen (1951)

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Length: 105 minutes

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all quiet on the western front All Quiet on the Western Front

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All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

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Length: 145 minutes

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Time Regained

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Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999)
Le temps retrouve, d'apres l'oeuvre de Marcel Proust

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Last Harem (1999)
Harem suare

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Gallipoli and Turkey


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Gallipoli (1981)

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chunuk bair Chunuk Bair

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Chunuk Bair (1992)

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Length: 102 minutes

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1915 1915

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1915 (TV mini-series 1982)

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The Battle of Gallipoli (1931)
Tell England

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Length: 80 minutes

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the battle of broken hill Battle of Broken Hill

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The Battle of Broken Hill (1981)

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Length: 60 minutes

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the last ottoman yandim ali The Last Ottoman

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The Last Ottoman: Yandim Ali (2007)
Son Osmanli Yandim Ali

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the republic The Republic

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The Republic (1998)
Cumhuriyet

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Length: 150 minutes

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1922 1922

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1922 (1978)

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Length: 135 minutes

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abdul the damned Abdul the Damned

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Abdul the Damned (1935)

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Length: 111 minutes

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World War 1, 1916


Vimy Ridge Vimy Ridge

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Vimy Ridge: Heaven to Hell (TV 2007)

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Length: 70 minutes

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passchendaele Passchendaele

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Passchendaele (2008)

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all the kings men All the King's Men

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All the King's Men (TV 1999)

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Length: 110 minutes

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Hungarian Rhapsody (1979)
Magyar rapszodia

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Length: 103 minutes

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ararat Ararat

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Ararat (2002)

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Color of Pomegranates (1968)
Sayat Nova

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Length: 79 minutes

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Star of Hope (1978) Huso astgh

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Length: 159 minutes

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anzacs Anzacs

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Anzacs (TV mini-series 1985)

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Length: 100 minutes

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behind the lines Behind the Lines

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Behind the Lines (1997)
Regeneration

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the lighthorsemen The Lighthorsemen

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The Lighthorsemen (1987)

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Length: 131 minutes

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forty thousand horsemen Forty Thousand Horsemen

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Forty Thousand Horsemen (1941)

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Length: 100 minutes

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Britannic

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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

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Length: 216 minutes

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paths of glory Paths of Glory

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Paths of Glory (1957)

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Length: 87 minutes

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the trench The Trench

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The Trench (1999)

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Length: 98 minutes

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mata hari mata hari

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Mata Hari (1931)

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Length: 89 minutes

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agent H21 Mata Hari

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Mata Hari, agent H21 (1964)

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Length: 98 minutes

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immortal france Heart of a Nation

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Immortal France, Heart of a Nation (1943)
Untel pere et fils

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Captain Conan (1996)
Capitaine Conan

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Length: 129 minutes

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sergeant york Sergeant York

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Sergeant York (1941)

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Length: 134 minutes

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broken lullaby Broken Lullaby

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Broken Lullaby (1932)

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Length: 76 minutes

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the fighting 69th The Fighting 69th

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The Fighting 69th (1940)

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Length: 90 minutes

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a farewell to arms A Farewell to Arms

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A Farewell to Arms (1932)

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Length: 80 minutes

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A Farewell to Arms (1957)

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Length: 152 minutes

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force of arms Force of Arms

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Force of Arms (1951)

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Length: 99 minutes

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in love and war In Love and War

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In Love and War (1996)

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the lost battalion The Lost Battalion

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The Lost Battalion (TV 2001)

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legends of the fall Legends of the Fall

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Legends of the Fall (1994)

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a very long engagement A Very Long Engagement

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A Very Long Engagement (2004)
Un long dimanche de fiancailles

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my boy jack My Boy Jack

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My Boy Jack (TV 2007)

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Length: 93 minutes

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joyeux noel Joyeux Noel

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Joyeux Noel (2005)
Merry Christmas

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Length: 116 minutes

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yankee doodle dandy Yankee Doodle Dandy

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Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

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moonzund Moonzund

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Moonzund (1987)

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the ode to joy The Ode to Joy

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The Ode to Joy (2006)
Baruto no gakuen

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Length: 130 minutes

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Forest of the Hanged Forest of the Hanged

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Forest of the Hanged (1964)
Padurea spanzuratilor

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Guerrilla Brigade Guerrilla Brigade

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Guerrilla Brigade (1939)
Vsadniki

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Length: 94 minutes

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The Yanks Are Coming The Yanks Are Coming

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The Yanks Are Coming (TV 1974)

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the blue max The Blue Max

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The Blue Max (1966)

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Length: 156 minutes

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von richthofen and brown Von Richthofen and Brown

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Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)

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Length: 97 minutes

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the red baron The Red Baron

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The Red Baron (2008)
Der rote Baron

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Length: 106 minutes

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Captain Eddie Captain Eddie

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Captain Eddie (1945)

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Length: 107 minutes

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flyboys Flyboys

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Flyboys (2006)

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Length: 140 minutes

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crimson romance Crimson Romance

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Crimson Romance (1934)

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Length: 71 minutes

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the dawn patrol The Dawn Patrol

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The Dawn Patrol (1938)

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the eagle and the hawk The Eagle and the Hawk

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The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)

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lafayette escadrille Hell Bent for Glory

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Hell Bent for Glory (1958)
Lafayette Escadrille

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Length: 93 minutes

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aces high Aces High

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Aces High (1976)

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All Quiet on
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All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

NR

Length: 130 minutes

Cast: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Slim Summerville, William Bakewell

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