Thursday, August 14, 2014

Fact of the Day: Origin of the Great War

While tensions were rough between nations, many cite the starting point of World War I when a young man named Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand. This led Austria-Hungary to invade Serbia which in turn caused the conflicts that evolved into World War I. 

17 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

I have heard of the assassination but did not know the name of the man who killed the Archduke. Thank you for the info Adam.

Unknown said...

I knew the beginning, but not the face of Princip!
xx

DEZMOND said...

he is celebrated as a national hero here in my country.

Pilar Domínguez said...

I knew the origin but I didn´t know the terrorist who origin this horrible war. Kisses:)

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I knew this fact!

Margaret D said...

I sort of knew but didn't know the names.

Al Penwasser said...

World War I-A colossal, murderous cock-up thrust upon the world by morons with an inflated sense of hubris.
Tragic that there are many people who still think slaughtering each other is a good thing to do.

Vett Vandiver said...

cool fact

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

This is something I learned in high school, and it's stuck with me.

Cloudia said...

One thing led to another, Adam. I hope you will check out some vintage films too. Think of them as time travel as you observe earlier periods.


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Anna and Klaudia said...

great fact :)

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Caro * said...

True !

Stephanie Faris said...

He had such a friendly face.

Ruth said...

I remember how it started but I don't remember hearing who did the shooting.

Christine said...

interesting.

stephen Hayes said...

He looks more like a mouse than an anarchist.

bj said...

I seem to remember a little about this fact.