July 28, 1914: Austria-Hungary Declares War on Serbia, Starts WWI
On this day in 1914, Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia in response to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The “domino effect” of alliance obligations that ensued effectively started World War I.
See exactly how the beginning of the war played out and the events leading up to it in The Great War’s WWI Timeline.
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A Bosnian Muslim boy searches new open graves for the coffin of his relative, which was prepared for a mass burial at the Memorial Center in Potocari, near Srebrenica July 10, 2012. The bodies of 520 recently identified victims of the Srebrenica massacre will be buried on July 11, the anniversary of the massacre when Bosnian Serb forces commanded by Ratko Mladic slaughtered 8,000 Muslim men and boys and buried them in mass graves, in Europe’s worst genocide since World War Two. (Reuters)
Force of Earth (by Katarina 2353)
Pannonian Plain, Serbia