The assassination that triggered World War I happened 102 years ago today 


One hundred and two years ago today, the fate of world history was changed forever. 
Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne, and his wife were gunned down on the streets of Sarajevo, Bosnia by a Serbian nationalist. The assassination, and the subsequent political and military upheavals, led to the start of World War I and the decimation of large swathes of Europe a month later.

Over 100 years after the start of WWI, it is still extremely difficult to comprehend just how global a phenomenon the war was. It affected people on every continent and hastened the end of the European empires.  Read more

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Getting Special Forces there with 160th SOAR Night Stalkers (57 HQ Photos)
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