This quote comes from the brilliant non-fiction writer, Barbara Tuchman. If you want a really good "Here's the deal with the start of WWI" book, then you need her title The Guns of August.
When stitched on 14 count fabric it will measure about 4 3/4 inches wide and 3 3/4 inches high. I actually did mine on 16 ct. fabric, but I wouldn't recommend going smaller than that as it would make the backstitch outlining really difficult.
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