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1914 – The Year That Changed The World

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Tour Description:

More than a hundred years have passed since those ill-fated shots on June 28, 1914, in Sarajevo, which provided the spark that ignited World War I. Many who endeavor to explain 1914 feel that the deep-lying reasons are really not easy to understand. Why was the war not restricted to those parties directly involved? Why did it escalate into a world war? What really was this strange power that got a grip on humankind in the autumn of 1914?

Very few people expected 1914 to be anything other than an ordinary year. But unlike the world at large, the Jehovah’s Witnesses expected 1914 to be a pivotal year long before it arrived. How did Bible prophecies help them to expect these developments?

Our virtual visit to Vienna (Austria) and Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) will help you to understand the history of the Balkans and the Habsburg Empire. Visit with us the two museums in Vienna and the authentic sites in Sarajevo.

Questions that will be answered on tour:

  • Why be interested in the year 1914?
  • Why did World War I turn the world upside down? Was it really just a colossal accident? How did statesmen and their military advisers grossly miscalculate risks and cause the loss of millions of lives?
  • How could two shots from a 19-year-old schoolboy set the whole world afire? How did it all happen? Why did that happen just then and just there?

Reviews from our guests:

5 out of 5 stars (based on 35 reviews)

Amazing detail, facts and illustrations

Rated 5 out of 5
May 9, 2022

The historical facts were amazing. I loved the illustration of the “Time Lock” for a bank vault and its application to Jehovah’s Timetable. The lessons for us today at the end of the presentation were brilliant. Thank you so much to our Tour Guide/Host, I was captivated from beginning to end and will definitely attend again!

Louise Russell

Very Informative

Rated 5 out of 5
March 28, 2022

A really well-presented, clear, and informative tour. It took a few attempts to get to see it but we are glad we persevered! Highly recommend. Thank you.

Lorna Rees

Indelible Impression.

Rated 5 out of 5
March 28, 2022

Thank you, Scott. The tour was the second time for me. It really drives the points into the recesses of memory and awareness. The fact that Bible prophecy matches and meshes so well with both Bible chronology and the flow of historical events only serves to convince one of the authenticity of the written “Word” of God. It cannot be from the mind of man.

Arun Dias-Bandaranaike

1914 the year that changed the world

Rated 5 out of 5
March 11, 2022

Very interesting and informative.

Carolyn B Morris

Enjoyed the Sequence of Events

Rated 5 out of 5
March 11, 2022

Jehovah’s timeline of events that something would happen in 1914 came just as written in the Bible. This tour showed thoroughly the sequence of events that led to a year that changed the world. I enjoyed it very much that I already booked a tour to see it again. Thank you tour guide!!!

Millie Tavarez

Deep dive into what lead up to 1914

Rated 5 out of 5
March 11, 2022

An excellent and well-researched look at the factors that lead up to the 1914 assassination while never forgetting the scriptural significance of these events. Jehovah was always highlighted correctly for what he prophesied and how events turned out.

Dan Pearson

I will definitely be watching it again

Rated 5 out of 5
March 11, 2022

This was an awesome tour. I will definitely be watching it again. I have already sent the information to a number of friends for them to watch.

Karen Grant

Enjoyed the bible history

Rated 5 out of 5
March 3, 2022

We truly enjoyed this history into the world vs biblical prophecy. It is so encouraging to keep on the watch even more so in these last days.

Ed and Tammy Watlington

1914

Rated 5 out of 5
March 3, 2022

What a fascinating look at world events that continue to have a bearing right up to our day!

Ijeoma Brown

The most awesome tour

Rated 5 out of 5
March 3, 2022

I truly loved this tour. It was extremely informative. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, interesting, and such an excellent tour guide. I Would love to reschedule this tour again. Thank you for all your hard work it was worth it.????

Jeanette Kirkland
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Tour Location: Vienna (Austria) and Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Duration: 1.5 Hours

Tour Dates

  • May 21, 2022 2:00 pm (PST) 2:00 PM Los Angeles/ 5:00 New York/ 10:00 PM London
  • May 29, 2022 2:00 pm (PST ) 2:00 PM Los Angeles/ 5:00 New York/ 10:00 PM London

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