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Remembering The Great War... 100 Years Later

WWI-shots-firedA contemporary painting depicting the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie. (Photo from www.smithsonianmag.com)

One hundred years ago tomorrow (SAT), in a country far removed from here, an assassin's bullets claimed two lives... and forever changed the world.  It was on June 28, 1914 that the archduke of the Austro-Hungarian Empire -- and his wife -- were slain on the streets of Sarajevo.  That singular event created the firestorm that would become World War I.  Tomorrow (SAT), a number of activities will begin at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City to commemorate the assassination... and remember the Great War that followed.  KPR's J. Schafer spoke to the museum's president, Dr. Matt Naylor, about that fateful day in 1914.

That's Dr. Matt Naylor, president of the National World War I Museum in Kansas City.  He was speaking with KPR's J. Schafer.  For a complete list of events and activities related to the 100th anniversary of the Great War... log on to TheWorldWar.org.

 

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Remembering The Great War... 100 Years Later

Tomorrow (SAT) marks the 100th anniversary of an event that changed the world and affected millions of lives.  It was on June 28, 1914 that Archduke Franz Ferdinand -- heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire -- was assassinated in Bosnia.

That's Dr. Matt Naylor, president of the National World War I Museum in Kansas City.  He says the museum will host a series of public events tomorrow (SAT), commemorating that fateful day 100 years ago.

 

 

 

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