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World War I: The trigger


On June 28, 1914, the heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian empire Archduke Francis Ferdinand was assassinated by Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo. Within weeks, major powers were at war, then called the Great War, now known as the First World War. Today commemorates the centenary of the assassination — the trigger that changed the meaning of war. Compiled by V.B. Ganesan. Photos:AP






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