075: The Great Illusion

German Kaiser Wilhelm II (l.) and Russian Emperor Nikolai II (r.) Each is wearing the uniform of the other’s military.

 
In Europe during the last days of peace, Britain, France, and Russia are preoccupied with internal matters, while Austria and Germany discuss war.
 

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Fanfare

Opening Theme

“God Save the King”
Traditional. Public domain.
Performed by the United States Navy Band. Public domain recording. Source.

“Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean”
Composed in 1843 by Thomas A. Becket, Sr. Public domain.
Performed by the United States Navy Band. Public domain recording. Source.

“God Save the Tsar!”
Composed in 1833 by Alexei Lvov. Public domain.
Public domain recording. Source.

“La Marseillaise”
Composed in 1792 by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle. Public domain.
Performed by the United States Navy Band. Public domain recording. Source.

Closing Theme

 

Except when otherwise indicated, the contents of this podcast are © and ℗ 2016, 2017 by Mark Painter, all rights reserved. Some music and sound effects used by arrangement with Pond 5. Above photograph from the German Federal Archives used pursuant to a Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 3.0 DE license.

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