In European history, 1914 is a symbolic milestone. The outbreak of the First World War marked a watershed, which, with the distance a century brings, is now often described as the actual starting point of the twentieth century, the ur-catastrophe. It also seems to be a war that we will never be finished with. The centenary has been widely marked, not least by the victors Britain and France, who have spent some 60 million euros on commemorating the anniversary. In Germany, however, interest has been that much weaker.