Remembering start of WWI

Members of a  regiment  in historical uniforms stand in front of the crypt of Austrian  Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie in Artstetten, Austria, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Franz Ferdinand and Sophie were assassinated in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914. The assassination triggered the outbreak of World War I.   (AP Photo/Ronald Zak) XRZ116

Members of a regiment in historical uniforms stand in front of the crypt of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie in Artstetten, Austria, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Franz Ferdinand and Sophie were assassinated in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914. The assassination triggered the outbreak of World War I. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak) XRZ116

Associated Press

Diplomats declared a new century of peace and unity in Europe on Saturday as they marked the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria on June 28, 1914, which ignited World War I. Members of a regiment in historical uniforms stand in front of the crypt of Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, who also was killed, in Artstetten, Austria. Ferdinand was shot in Sarajevo, where he had come to inspect his occupying troops. Austrian President Heinz Fischer said Europeans "have learnt that no problem can be solved by war."

Remembering start of WWI 06/28/14 [Last modified: Saturday, June 28, 2014 9:56pm]

    

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