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Everything would get better and better. This was the world I was born in. . . . Suddenly, unexpectedly, one morning in 1914 the whole thing came to an end.
Harold Macmillan

Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) in the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Wednesday in the Julian calendar. It was the year that saw the beginning of what became known as World War I.

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  • Thoughts and pictures come to my mind, . . . thoughts from before the year 1914 when there was real peace, quiet and security on this earth—a time when we didn’t know fear. . . . Security and quiet have disappeared from the lives of men since 1914.
    • Konrad Adenauer, Cleveland West Parker, January 20, 1966, p. 1. Quoted in the article How We Know We Live in the “Last Days”, in The Watchtower magazine, April 1, 1967.
  • Since 1914 the world has had a new character: a character of international anarchy.
    • H. R. Trevor-Roper, British historian said in 1954. Quoted in the article When Will God’s Will Be Done on Earth?, in the The Watchtower magazine, February 1, 1971.
  • Ever since 1914 the world has been reeling drunkenly toward disaster.
  • Everything would get better and better. This was the world I was born in. . . . Suddenly, unexpectedly, one morning in 1914 the whole thing came to an end.
    • Harold Macmillan, Stated in 1980 former British prime minister. Quoted in the article The Kingdom and “a Holy Place”, in the The Watchtower magazine, September 15, 1982.
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