13 Feb 2009
Upcoming historical book by Stuart
I’m researching for this at the moment, its a very complex subject, so many different views and so much evidence to take into account. So far I’ve written the introduction and a table of contents. And before you ask, yes this is about the sandwich that allegedly started world war one
What was in the sandwich – cheese, ham, or corned beef?
The beginning of the 20th century and the outbreak of World War One followed by the outbreak of world war two is widely regarded as one of the most significantly traumatic periods in history. It saw the advancement of warfare to the point where both sides lost millions of soldiers in a matter of days. However what caused this was slightly less significant, what caused the suffering of millions and the widespread acknowledgement of an event so grand in scale was in fact: a sandwich. It may be a little hard to believe and not following a line of logic tended to be followed by normal people, or as we will refer to from now on: “norms”, but the truth is that if by the off chance, an assassin sent to kill the Archduke Franz Ferdinand had not eaten that sandwich, then history would probably have turned out very differently.
As is common knowledge, the First World War was sparked by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, it was not the sole reason, but that’s beside the point, it was at least a beginning of events that would span the next four years, and it would not have been possible if it were not for the sandwich. Member of the black hand gang, Gavrilo Princip had failed to kill Archduke Ferdinand and subsequently went to get a sandwich, and if it were not for that, he would not have come out on the street where the Archduke’s car had been diverted, he would not have shot the Archduke, and he would not have started World War One. I’m not insinuating that we should hunt down the sandwich dealer and blame him for all the suffering that followed, but the point of speculation is what sort of sandwich Princip bought; was it cheese? Bacon? some sort of salami?
There are many theories regarding the sandwich, the renowned historian wikipedia argues that the sandwich was chicken, but does not provide evidence for this. This book will aim to establish the sort of sandwich Princip purchased and exactly why this is significant. And if you still think this is stupid then….whatever.
Table of contents
1. A time of alliances (events leading up to the outbreak of war)
2. The formation and sandwich preferences of the black hand gang
3. The day of the assassination and its effects
4. Why the sandwich was definitely not tuna
5. The possibilities: corned beef, Chicken, beef, BLT, turkey, or cheese?
6. What significance this has to anything
7. Why you had to spend £5.99 just to learn that the sandwich was cheese……oh shit, I just gave away the ending
8. Why you cannot get a refund for this book
coming soon to all good book retaillers