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  • World War I Begins!
    Bryant McCarthy
    EDUC 6305
    February 18, 2010
  • It all began at a parade…
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg were in back seat of an open car in a motorcade on their way to visit patients a military hospital.
    June 28, 1914, Sarajevo, Bosnia
  • One wrong turn…
    • The driver turned onto the wrong street. When he began to turn around, Serbian GavriloPrincip just happened to be standing on the corner.
  • The Assassination
    • Princip fired his pistol with the first shot striking Ferdinand’s wife and the second striking Ferdinand in the neck. Both were killed instantly.
      
    Latin Bridge- Gavriloshot Franz Ferdinand on Franz Joseph Street which leads off Appel Quay opposite the left of the bridge
  • Building Alliances
    • Austian forces began to retaliate against Serbian forces.
    • Over the next 37 days treaties were formed as countries began form alliances with Austrian and Serbian militaries.
    • Germany provided Austria with limitless funds to defeat Serbia.
    • Russia provided Serbia with funds and resources.
  • War Begins
    • Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia on July 28, 1914.
    • With this event major countries began declaring war on each other.
    • Germany declared war on Russia August 1, 1914
    • Great Britain declared war on Germany August 3, 1914.
  • Just the Beginning
    • World War I would go on to last for four years.
    • What started as two assassinations turned into the loss of approx. 10,000,000 lives.
  • Resources
    • Resources for all pictures and information can found on www.wikipedia.org