• The First World War killed fewer victims than the Second World War, destroyed fewer buildings, and uprooted millions instead of tens of millions - but in many ways it left even deeper scars both on the mind and on the map of Europe. The old world never recovered from the shock.

    Edmond Taylor (2015). “The Fall of the Dynasties: The Collapse of the Old Order: 1905-1922”, p.312, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.