When i think about WWI and all the events that followed, i can understand today what happend and the reason why it happend. And it makes me sad.
So today i know that many french soldiers were happy to go to war, because they thought it will all be over within a few months and they can return quickly. But in fact, those who wanted the war were politicians like the french government feeling humiliated (defeat against prussian 1871) just like the german king Wilhelm II.
They welcomed the war for the increase of popularity and international recognition at the expense of the people.