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Numbing Numbers

 

This coming Saturday, 28th June, marks the 100th anniversary of the spark which ignited the catastrophe of the First World War: the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria Hungary in Sarajevo. He and his wife were murdered sitting in the back of their official car. Its registration was A111118.

Was the registration also a weird premonition of when the mass slaughter would cease?

The Armistice was on the eleventh day of the eleventh month 1918.

Sources: The Spectator, Charles Moore, 21 June 2014 and Wikipedia.
Blueprint brief – 25th June 2014